The Savage Club has a long history of supporting good charitable causes. In Shanghai we support charities with which our members are personally involved and charities which can make a real difference to local communities within our area, in particular charities which operate in the following sectors:
Shanghai Sunrise is a non-profit organization raising funds for educational scholarships for underprivileged and at-risk young people in Shanghai through high school and university.
Their mission is to equip disadvantaged young people through education; to empower them to realize fulfilling careers, attain greater life opportunities and become positive forces within their community.
The Shanghai Savage Club will donate funds to Shanghai Sunrise to sponsor a number of students through their three years of high school.
YOU DAO FOUNDATION
The You Dao Foundation aims to support children and families of waidiren – migrant families - living and working in Shanghai. It assesses families that are unable to afford the cost of schooling up to the age of 7 and awards scholarships in qualifying cases.
They aim to ensure that migrant children can start education from kindergarten level, and incentivize families to keep their children together in Shanghai with them, rather than being cared for by grandparents in their home towns, thus becoming ‘left behind kids’.The Shanghai Savage Club will donate funds to You Dao Foundation Ltd. to sponsor a number of students
HEART TO HEART
Heart to Heart is a Shanghai based charity which provides corrective surgery for Chinese children from all over China with congenital heart defects (CHD) whose parents are unable to afford the surgery.
Heart to Heart is a 100% volunteer organization. It has no operating budget; 100% of donations are spent for surgeries. Sponsors are given documentation on where their donations were spent and can also visit the children while the children are in the hospital for their surgery.
RMB 30,000 will fund the lifesaving heart operation of one child.
Decided that we would host one (possibly two) fundraising events before and after the summer, specifically to raise money for this charity, with a target of RMB 30,000 to pay for a lifesaving heart operation for one child.
SHANGHAI YOUNG BAKERS
Providing free one-year training in French bakery to marginalised Chinese youth aged 17 to 23, enabling them to find qualified jobs and lead independent lives after graduation. Combined with practical internships at 5-star hotels.
Young adults who had to drop out of school because of their family situation (parents’ death, sickness, disability or imprisonment) and are excluded from stable employment.
Address: Village 127 (French Bakery & Café), Shop 105B, Henderson 688, No. 688 Nanjing West Rd
HOME SWEET HOME
Supporting homeless, disabled, disfigured and forgotten individuals of Shanghai to get their lives back on track. 18 months in a shared home with guaranteed employment in the organization's textile factory, followed by a six-month work placement in a company. Many go on to full-time employment.
Classes in life skills help people live independent lives; resume writing and computer-literacy classes help them get back into employment and restore a sense of self-reliance.
We ask members and readers to consider when sourcing corporate gifts for their own companies.