Plan International Hong Kong is conducting street fundraising activities in different parts of the city. Our enthusiastic and energetic fundraising teams welcome detailed face-to-face discussions with people on Plan International’s work and mission, and work tirelessly to help recruit monthly donors for our Child Sponsorship Programme and Girls Fund.
Professional fundraising consultancy companies help increase the effectiveness in reaching our potential donors. Therefore, we have appointed Able Solution Consultants Co Ltd., Blueprint Management Consultancy Ltd., Mission Support Ltd. and MVP Consultants & Development Ltd. to help us recruit monthly donors. Our fundraisers will introduce our work for children and invite the public to become child sponsors and/ or Girls Fund donors.
Every day, we meet different kinds of people and they have different reactions to street fundraising. Some citizens show their generosity; some just pass by in a rush. It is discouraging when we get rejected. However, I believe with our determination and hard work, more underprivileged children will be helped and benefited. Therefore, we appreciate people who stop and listen to our presentation. We seize every opportunity to explain Plan International’s work to them, hoping that they would give their support to Plan international and children in need, creating positive changes to the children’s lives.
I feel blessed to be a fundraiser of Plan International as I have gained valuable experience from this job. I understand no matter how hard my job is, it can never be compared to what the children in the low-income countries are suffering.
Being a fundraiser is not only a job to me, but a mission as well. I remember once a donor thanked me for offering him a chance to do good after joining the Child Sponsorship Programme. I was really happy to hear that. Sometimes, citizens donate to Plan International not only because they endorse the organization’s work, but also because they are moved by the passion of fundraisers. Some citizens see me as a friend. I listen to their grumbles in life with patience and offer them my comfort. I really love being a fundraiser. I will work even harder to help more people in need.
As a fundraiser representing Plan International Hong Kong, I am responsible for inviting the public to become child sponsors. It is never easy to work on the street, but I believe my hard work can exchange for children’s smiles and bring them a brighter future they deserve.
I have also been sponsoring three underprivileged children through Plan International Hong Kong. When I receive letters from my sponsored children, I feel happy and would like to share it with my friends. I once visited Thailand and saw first-hand how Plan International worked with children, families and communities to make a lasting and positive impact. The life of children there was very different from us as they didn’t have access to basic education and healthcare. As people always say, many a little makes a mickle. I believe everyone can make the world a better place to live and this motivates me to work harder for children in need.
I am proud to be a fundraiser and a child sponsor as I have made an impact on other’s life and learnt a lot at the same time.