Charity Promotion Association of Zhuhai
We are delighted to be partnered with an organisation that is passionate about what they do. The Charity Promotion Association of Zhuhai, also known as CPAZ, work with vulnerable sectors of the community by promoting social activism and public welfare. This is seen across many different projects they operate, including the annual Come Together fundraiser.
CPAZ is an official civil society organisation, and they are currently working on providing sponsorship for students in the local area. This sponsorship helps to provide students who have lost their parents and are struggling to stay in education, with tuition fees, books, and uniforms- all the necessary equipment required for basic education.
The organisation was established in 2005 and legalised as a registered charity in 2010. The charity has both a local and global vision for the future, and now has over 2000 registered volunteers, 250 members, and over 20 member units. With each project, they envision better development of public and social welfare throughout China, which includes assisting the establishment of social equality in Zhuhai.
What InternChina Do
Every year, InternChina help raise money for CPAZ by hosting a bar at the annual Come Together festival. We are partners in the CTC community, and the ultimate goal is to bring people together from all cultures and walks of life to celebrate music! We raise money for great charities with 100% transparency, and we are very proud to be involved with such a brilliant cause!
Last Saturday, on September 12th from 3pm – 11pm, the 4th annual Come Together Charity Music Festival was held at the Beishan Theatre in Zhuhai. Come Together is an event organised and managed by the CT Community (CTC) and its Partners.
All members of CTC, as well as the volunteers on Saturday without whom it would have been impossible to make an event as such happen, are like-minded fellows who care about giving something back to the community, helping out, and making a difference.
The ultimate goal is to bring people together from all cultures and walks of life to celebrate music and raise money for great charities with 100% transparency.
There are no words to describe how awesome this day was! Being assigned the role of the Raffle Ticket Sales Manager, it was an honour to be part of such a great charity event.
The village around Beishan Hall is simply beautiful and it gives an insight in the “old town” of Zhuhai andhow the now 1,6 million people city must have looked 30 years ago.
The venue was divided into four zones: an indoor Main Stage with amazing live bands from Macau, Hong Kong and Zhuhai, an outdoor garden area to relax, a Food and Beverage area with delicious international and local food and, new for 2015, an Outdoor Children’s Area with all sorts of games and activities for Children organised by international schools in Zhuhai.
The doors of Beishan Theatre opened at 15:00. Shortly after, the first live band, Kewl Jam was warming up the audience. Also, kids had the chance to show their talent to the visitors. Mary gavea really impressive live performance on the piano which was followed by an adorable children’s dance.
Half way through the programme, ZAS (the Zhuhai Autism Society) was proving that a handicap is no drawback when it comes to musical talent. 13 Families affected by autism performed “Boundless Love” in the medium of sign language and chorus as well as “A World Filled With Love”. But that was not all, a drum solo – Laski March, by Enquan and Zhensheng – fascinated the crowd.
Also the bands The Spit Shine Spurs, The Sun Yat Sens, The Vibe, Tommy Chung and @One were rocking the stage and got rewarded with great applause.
Towards the end, a so called “Sexy Dance” left the public breathless and the winners of the raffle as well as the auction were announced.
Last but not least, every one was rocking to the headliners The High Rollers, who’s lead singer affectionately known as, Billy Da Kid, paid for the event’s sound setup in full for the event. The band literally brought all people together and while playing crowd favourites such as let it be, imagine, hey Jude, and Rock My Baby they invited the volunteers on the stage and everyone was dancing together and looking back on an amazing day.
The CT Community has its very own Non-Profit Charity Organisation, Zhuhai Western and Chinese Love & Music Exchange Centre.The Come Together Charity Music Festival primarily raised funds for 2 great local charities:
CPAZ (Charity Promotion Association of Zhuhai) 珠海市爱心促进会, which promotes social activism and public welfare through a range of projects and aims to provide compassionate assistance to vulnerable sectors of society.
ZAS (Zhuhai Autism Society) 珠海市自闭症协, which is a non-profit organization set up by the parents of autistic children under the auspices of the Zhuhai Civil Affairs Bureau to offer the appropriate education and help the children and young adults gain the skills they will need to have fulfilling lives on a personal but also professional level.
Everyone’s hard work paid off and once again thanks to all the wonderful people helping out!!
For more information on the CT Community, please visit their webpage.
It´s all about bringing people together for a good purpose. The annual Come Together charity event this year was held on Saturday the 13th of September in the Beishan Theatre in Zhuhai. But what exactly is Come Together? It´s an annual charity music festival underlined by the idea to bring expats and locals together for a great day of live music, fun games and a variety of delicious food with the wonderful aim of raising as much money as possible for local charities.
This year, the money raised went to two amazing, local charities; the Charity Promotion Association of Zhuhai (CPAZ) and the Zhuhai Autism Society. Both charities are delighted with the total amount that the event raised; an unbelievable 155,000 RMB and we can definitely call it a huge success. The money will benefit the lives and futures of so many young children by enabling them to have a good education. We are so happy to be involved with improving the futures of so many young people.
Aside from the huge amount raise for the charities, there was also an abundance of great live performances from our amazing acts. From Monsoon to Coconut Sunset, from Chairman Wow! to Tommy Chung Trio, there was a great variety of music for all to enjoy. And our headline act of the night, The High Rollers, did a superb job of getting everybody dancing and into the music.
Altogether, the event managed to draw in over 1,000 generous people for the day to the new Beishan Theatre, which was triple the number of people compared to last year. Come Together will be held again next year and will certainly draw in an even bigger crowd in 2015. We are extremely excited to be a part of it next year and look forward to seeing all of you again!
Overall, it was a massive success for us as our volunteers helped everything run smoothly and therefore we would like to thank all of our volunteers who supported the event. The InternChina Zhuhai office bar also made a great contribution to the final amount.
Article written by Kevin Kowalczyk | Intern at InternChina
As I was a member of the CPAZ since 2007, CPAZ is a NGO, this NGO started eight years ago in Zhuhai and was officially registered in 2010. The organization is a social, non-profit group organization which provides public welfare and charity services for the public and social development through Education. It was formed and run voluntarily by people from all walks of life who care for, love and support the charity and humanitarian aid. Mission: the organization devotes itself to the development of charity and public welfare in Zhuhai City, and also organizes and establishes an optimistic public welfare team to work on these projects. This is done through carrying out humanitarian activities such as promoting Education and providing the necessary logistics or finance so as to assure that all have access to Education. This is possible through organized events, projects and programs directed to assist socially vulnerable groups.
As I am one of the longest volunteers and organizer there, I am used to going to charity events all the time, such as going to visit schools, visit families, charity sales etc.
The 7th art auction took place on Saturday, December 7. The auction included donations of artworks which consisted of calligraphy, paintings, selected teapots, jade elements and other mechanical pieces of art. All proceeds raised will be donated to of Dr. Cui Zimo’s charity project, “The Blue Angel Education foundation”. I went there to volunteer for the whole afternoon, we raised 235,400 RMB from the Auction which is great as this will be used to help lots of kids’ education.
In September, InternChina had the Come Together charity event. As I was very familiar with this NGO, we decided to corporate with CPAZ to give out the money to the kids’ education. This year Come Together team won one of the best partners in 2013. We were invited by CPAZ for the 3rd annual dinner on Sunday, December 8th, it was a great chance to meet many nice people. They also had an auction during the dinner, the best part was the auction of a second hand bike, the first person paid 5000 RMB, but he donated it to the auction again, someone then paid 6000 RMB to get it and then donated it again and again, in the end the bike got almost 30,000 RMB donation. All the money will go to help a family, this family has 2 Haemophilia children and the dad had passed away 5 years ago. During the dinner, we got almost 60,000 RMB donation in total.
I also got “ the best volunteer in 2013” award that night, I will try my best to do more volunteer work when I have time as it brings me lots of happiness when doing it , and it’s my honor to help people within my ability.
If you want to take part in some volunteering with the InternChina’s staff, don’t hesitate to apply now!
On the 16th of October 2013, the Come Together 2013 Organisers and CPAZ (Charity) went to visit the town of PingSha (平沙镇) and handed out the money and Goodie Bags over to the student representatives and head teachers of 8 schools from the Zhuhai area, which covers the educational fees of 141 students.
2013年10月16日， Come Together慈善派对2013的主办方珠海爱心会去了平沙镇把筹集到的善款和爱心包交给了8所学校的学生代表和校长，这支付了141名学生的教育费用。
- Thank you and Closing notes from the Come Together 2013 Organisers
- Links to published media
- What’s next? How can YOU help? Email: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
- -主办方致谢词和2013 Come Together 慈善派对事记
- -下一年，你能为这个活动做些什么？Email: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
This event has only been possible because of the incredible generosity from our Sponsors, Organisers, Volunteers, Partners and last but not least the Awesome Bands; which all Came Together to make such an event possible, rock the house and raise funds to help the underprivileged children of Zhuhai. Thank you so much!!
This is not a one-time event. We have now successfully organized a Come Together 2012 and 2013 and we look forwards to COME TOGETHER 2014.
We have succeeded in creating a fully transparent (thanks to Chief Accountant Mark Clayton from China 2 West) Charity event for the foreigners and Chinese of Zhuhai . Enabling us to give back to our local community in cooperation with the Zhuhai people, a licensed Charity (CPAZ), the support of the Chinese government, our local schools and communities.
We are extremely proud and again A big THANK YOU to everybody for Coming Together and helping our local community at the Come Together 2013 charity event held on Sunday 8th September 2013.
The Representatives from Come Together 2013:
InternChina, Deltabridges , China2West, CPAZ, ODM and MindSparkz
2013 Come Together慈善派对的代表们：
InternChina, 珠三角纵横 , China2Wes,t爱心会, ODM和MindSpark
www.InternChina.com: Philippe Touzin, Sunny Sui, Jack Everett, Pia Faulhaber, Monika Wilamowski
www.DeltaBridges.com: Jean-Jacques Verdun, Kelly陈枚. 珠三角纵横
www.China2West.com: Mark Clayton
www.Cpaz.org.cn: Chen Ying (陈鹰) and Volunteers
www.TheOdmGroup.com: Joseph Fry
wwwMindSparkz.com: Luke Niederhofer
Timeline of the day
Depart CPAZ office at 8:00am withOrganisers, CPAZ and volunteer cars. We brought with us the money and also the “love bags”.
CPAZ（珠海市爱心促进会) Office in Zhuhai, address: 珠海市拱北水湾路223号
9:30: Arrived at CPAZ PingSha office- the PICC building
9:40; Presentation and speeches
Speeches were made thanking CPAZ and ComeTogether2013 for having organized such an event and providing financial support to the underprivileged Children and Families.
Speeches were made thanking the Children and Teachers for having come and asking them to study hard!
From left to right : Mr He(PICC vice-general manager of Zhuhai, Mr Chen(Secretary of Youth League Committee of Pingsha), Mr Li (party committee members of Pingsha town), Mr Philippe Touzin (Come Together organizer and InternChina) and Mr Chen Ying 陈鹰 (Founder of CPAZ).
9:50; official opening of CPAZ office ceremony
CPAZ opened their first satellite office in PingSha town to help the local community, the event correlated nicely with the Come Together donations to give a good head start to the humanitarian undertakings
From left to right: Mr Xie(PICC Manager for Jinwan district), Mr Philippe Touzin (Come Together organizer and InternChina), Mr ChenYing (陈鹰) (Founder of CPAZ), MR Li (party committee members of Pingsha town), Mr He (PICC vice-general manager of Zhuhai, Mr Chen(Secretary of Youth League Committee of PingSha.
左一、人保财险金湾支公司经理谢团, 左二、InternChina代表和COME TOGHTER 组织者代表Philippe Touzin, 左三、珠海市爱心促进会会长陈鹰,左四、平沙镇党委委员李享贤’ 左五、人保财险何雄副总经理, 左六、平沙团委书记陈少辉委员
Ms Li , One of the PingSha town schools (平沙实验小学) Teachers-giving a Thank you speech
10:00, Come together 2013 representatives present the CT2013 event and amount raised for Tuition, Food, Transport and Love Bags for 141 students
10：00 Come Together 活动代表介绍了CT 2013活动和目前筹集到的金额将用于114位学生的学费，餐费，交通费和“爱心包”。
Mr Philippe Touzin – Come Together organizer and InternChina
10:10; Ceremony of handing out the money and Love bags: to students and head teachers representing 8 schools in the local area.
A handful of student per school attended with their head teachers to receive the envelopes and bags for themselves and the other underprivileged students in their schools. These envelopes and bags will be handed out to the students on our list. The head teachers we met will all personally go to the families of the children to hand out the money and take the signatures as proof of receipt which will be available in the InternChina office for any who wish to see (this will take about 1-2 weeks to collect from the 16th of October onwards)
!!!Come Together representatives handed CPAZ a BIG Cheque for 87768.7.-RMB!!! Come together 2013 活动代表爱心会移交了价值人民币87768.7元的支票。
From right to left: CPAZ volunteer, Ms Pia Faulhaber( InternChina), Monika Wilamowsky (InternChina), Ms Sunny Sui (InternChina), Mr Chen Ying 陈鹰 (founder of CPAZ), Mr Philippe Touzin (Come Together organizer and InternChina), Mr Joseph Fry ( The ODM Group representative) and Mr Luke Niederhofer ( The MindSparkz representative)
Handing out of Love Bags. Contents: school Bag, new uniform, pens, educational material and a Globe
Handing out of envelope containing 550.-RMB: covers the cost of Tuition, Transport to school and food fees. The envelopes were then handed to the Head Teacher representatives so they could distribute it to the Parents and receives signatures as receipt.
10:20; Photography session
Everyone Come Together!
Student representatives, head teachers, CPAZ, Come Together Organisers, P.R.C PingSha government officials, PICC managers
10:30; Play games and mingle with students, teachers and gvt representatives. Transferring all the bags to cars for delivery to schools.
Sunny Sui, Monika Wilamowski and PiaFaulhaber
Joseph Fry and Luke Niederhofer
10:40: went to visit 平沙实验小学
From left to Right: Monika W., Pia F., Philippe T, Joseph F and Sunny S.
1st Year students doing Exercise
Come Together Organisers and CPAZ chatting with students
Come Together 组织者、珠海市爱心促进会和学生们交流
11:10-12:10; went to visit 2 families (with their children) in 2 different villages who received aid through CT-2013
– 1st Village: we met the Grandparents of Student He XiaoQing(何小琴). Her Mother passed away when she was 3 years old, her father ran away a couple of months later and she has since been cared for by her Grandparents.
From Left to Right: Grandfather/Legal guardian of student, Mr Chen Ying 陈鹰(CPAZ), and student
2nd Village: three students lived in this house with their mother (the father ran away several years ago). The two brothers are sick with haemophilia(血友病) and need weekly medication. They were not in school that day due to having a fever. The mother was very kind and hospitable. We chatted and introduced to the children where were from. It was the first time they had met foreigners, not counting 5 nationalities! They were quite shy but very nice. The CPAZ volunteers decided to give a on the spot additional donation for this family, which led to emotions swelling high, and tears on both sides.
from Left to Right: 1stStudent, 2nd Student (brothers), Philippe T., CPAZ Volunteer, CPAZ volunteer, PiaF.
12:30: Lunch in local restaurant with CT-2013, head teachers, gvt officials for Pingsha and PICC managers
14:00: Event officially over and everyone returned home
Remember to keep September 2014 free in your calendar for Come Together 2014!!!
Links to published media
-News Articles on Come Together 2013 – 16/10/2013
–DeltaBrides珠三角纵横 website for Come together 2013
- Save the Date: http://www.deltabridges.com/event/zhuhai-events/save-date-come-together-2013-zhuhai-charity-party-sunday-8th-september
- Transparent Review : http://www.deltabridges.com/news/zhuhai-news/come-together-2013
- Donation and Closing Event: http://www.deltabridges.com/news/zhuhai-news/come-together-2013-donation-and-closing-event
-Where to find pictures?
- Above Links
- InternChina facebook page脸谱网页: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.707183512632446.1073741838.209322362418566&type=3
- DeltaBridges Press release page珠三角纵横新闻网页:
What’s Next? How can YOU help?
Come Together 2014 is currently in the process of being organized so that we can effectively lobby and secure bigger donations for next year’s event. But WE NEED YOUR HELP! How? Easy:
1) Donations pledged to the Charity
2) Prizes for the lucky draws
3) Cash Sponsorships to cover the costs of the event (even though the actual costs are pretty low, it would be great if all could be covered so that all the profit from the drinks could directly go to the charity fund)
4) Alcohol Sponsorships (to be sold during venue-to raise funds)
5) Band to perform!
6) Volunteers to help with the above and with the event itself.
Remember to keep September 2014 free in your calendar for Come Together 2014!!!
This past weekend, the InternChina Zhuhai office was main organizer of the “Come Together” charity event, which took place on September 8th from 3pm to 9pm at the Live bar. Everything at the event was completely donated: The owner of the Live bar didn´t charge any fee, the local bars took part and donated the beers and spirits, the restaurants donated raffle prizes.
One night before the event the Zhuhai Office went out to the clubs and bars in Zhuhai to promote this event! It was fun and a nice experience to see how different the reactions of Foreign and Chinese people are when you start talking about this kind of events.
On Sunday September 8th we had about 30 volunteers helping out with preparation before the event, selling beers and spirits, cleaning and collecting the donations. Chinese and Foreigners came together to work for a good thing. Four live bands: Tommy Chung, The Buhao Boys, Phil O´Flaherty and The High Rollers were playing during the event and ensured a great atmosphere.
In addition, there were raffle prizes including a night in a five star hotel in Zhuhai or a day in a hot spring. We also had a date night auction where the highest bidder won an evening of the volunteer auctionees time.
The money for beers, spirits, raffle tickets and the money we raise with the auction went directly into donation boxes. In total we raised over 100,000 RMB. All the money is going to the organization “Cpaz”. With this amount of money “Cpaz” is able to support around 160 children without a Zhuhai “hukou” in education. It covers lunch,transportation, study material, school uniform and a school bag for one term. It was a day full of fun and positive energy because everyone knew we came together for the children!