Paul Martino and the team at AF Sourcing are incredibly supportive of our work in Nepal by being significant funders of our Nepal Radio Program.
Captivating would struggle to exist as an organization if not for the support we receive from companies and individuals for our administration costs and projects. The following individuals and organizations have either completely underwritten various Captivating Projects or have been significant contributors towards Captivating’s administration expenses over the past year (listed below in Alphabetical Order).
Greg Schultheis and his team at Amrosia are critical to our fundraising activities in Shenzhen, China. Each year Greg organizes the Annual Shenzhen Midnight Charity Run; Sponsors the annual Shenzhen Kidz with Heart Mini Olympics; and is always a key sponsor at the Shenzhen Captivating Annual Charity Auction. Not only is Greg financially supportive, but he’s amazingly hands-on, whether it’s as an Auctioneer at the Charity Gala, or a booming voice at the Mini Olympics. Greg’s funding is also helping us intercept girls before they are trafficked in Nepal and educate Nepal through a Captivating funded radio program. Finally, we are thrilled to have Greg as a member of the Board of Directors of Captivating.
Mel’s passion to spread love and bring justice to women and children has been the perfect partnership for Captivating. Based in Australia, Mel is committed to raising funds and awareness for human trafficking in Nepal through her BE CAPTIVATING campaign.
Adam, Tom, Chandra, Jackie, and the team at GPA Global have been long-time supports ranging from Kidz with Heart events and the Annual Charity Auction in Shenzhen. They are also the pioneers of the Greenhouse Program in Western China, and currently matching partners for our China based Pigs for Poverty Program.
We are grateful for Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) who fund 100% of the “Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women” in China – bringing a sustainable future to over 30 largely illiterate women every year.
We are honored to have the financial support of the The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS). Since 2017, ISNS have been key sponsors of our annual Kidz With Heart event – an event specifically helping to fund the work of Captivating in China. But, ISNS are also fully engaged in our Annual Charity Auction in Shenzhen. Thank you ISNS for your amazing support and fantastic partnership.
Andrew Gunter from ITA develops and hosts the Captivating website and associated systems. ITA works at a very personal level with us and has been a huge benefit for us at Captivating. Operating on a completely voluntary basis, Andrew is always there to help us with website and process needs. ITA’s services include the design, development, and implementation of Internet and Intranet Websites and Systems, Web and Email Hosting, and Professional Consulting.
Greg and Sharon have been incredible supporters since the early days of Captivating by supporting our work in Northern China, Guizhou, Qinghai, Kenya and Nepal. Their support has enabled Captivating to start new projects with seed funding buying us enough time to engage other donors. Today, the Jamoca Foundation supports an entire region in Nepal and is underwriting our expansion into the Philippines.
The Johnson and Penman families support one of our busy Nepal monitoring stations where lives are impacted everyday. Additionally, they support the work of the Nepal 3 ACR Radio Project. Thank you to Kevin and Scott and your families for being World Changers.
Pretty much since Captivating began our work in China, KIDKRAFT have been there supporting us. What amazing partners they are in support of our Annual Charity Auction, but also our Kidz With Heart Mini Olympics. Since 2015, KIDKRAFT have been key sponsors of our Kidz With Heart event, helping Captivating to remain funded and able to support our expanding work in China. Our thanks to Michael, and the whole Kidkraft team.
Li & Fung, thanks to many of its employees, first engaged with Captivating to expand the Seng Girls Vocational School Program. Additionally, the Li & Fung Foundation has matched employee contributions for the past several years, supporting various expansion projects related to the SGVTS. With support for the SGVTS program coming to a close in 2020, Li & Fung employee support is transitioning across to the Captivating Vocational School Scholarships program ensuring more girls can be helped in Western China.
Leanne & Stephen Davies and Adrian & Stef Davies from LightStream International Charitable Trust are long-time friends of Andrew and Julie Colquhoun. Each year they fund the office rental costs of Captivating’s Shenzhen support office. In addition, they help fund Captivating activities in Kenya and Nepal. We also greatly appreciate their words of encouragement.
Midnight Charity Run is a 5km and 10km run held at midnight every year in Shenzhen. Organized and run by Greg Schultheis, this event attracts close to 100 runners each year and is now a regular fixture in the local runner’s calendar. Race proceeds are used to support Captivating’s work in China.
The amazing community at PAPSDA in New Zealand are passionate supporters of our work in Nepal and they fully fund one of our busy monitoring stations.
PCH have been the most amazing partners, supporting Captivating from almost the beginning. Since 2011, PCH have sponsored numerous Midnight Runs, and funded several Captivating projects from Solar panels to spearheading the Capacity Building and Training Program for many years to supporting our Vocational Scholarships today. Not only that, but PCH staff are regularly seen at the Midnight Run, Santa Run and Stop Trafficking 5K run in Hong Kong! Amazing!! We really are so grateful for their support – A special thank you has to go to Alan for the hours he’s spent organizing and running for us!
QSI International School of Shenzhen have been supporting Captivating since we began our work in China in 2008. Not only have they been financially supportive of our events such as our Annual Charity Auction and Kidz With Heart Mini Olympics, but teachers and management have always been quick to get behind our work with specific school based project fundraisers. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our work in China and beyond.
RIGARDS is an eyewear brand that is incorporating creativity and design into their glasses. They are very passionate about impacting the world and particularly changing the lives of girls. They held “Warm Regards” 10th Anniversary Charity Auction in December 2021 to help 40 girls to in our One More Year scholarship program. Huge thanks to Ti and the RIGARDS team for their amazing support.
The Shenzhen College of International Education (SCIE) have been supporting the work of Captivating in China since 2014. Not only have their supported our fundraising events with amazing high school volunteers but since 2015 SCIE have run their own school fundraisers to support multiple girls in Western China through scholarship programs. Our special thanks to Gary and the entire management team and voluntary students.
The Shen Wai International School (SWIS) is a fantastic partner. Since 2015, then have been key financiers of our work in China through the running of their own fundraisers, sponsorship of girls scholarship programs, hosting of Kidz With Heart events at their school, and attendance at our annual charity event. We are thrilled to be their nominated charity of choice in Shenzhen, and are so honored to have their support.
Since 2009, Ken Whalen has been the major underwriter of the Seng Girls Vocational Training School (SGVTS) and Home project. In 2014, Ken tragically passed away. His loss is mourned by so many involved with this project. Today, his wife Paula Whalen, continues to support the work of Captivating through the Kenneth Whalen Family Foundation, ensuring Ken’s desire to bring hope to these beautiful girls keeps moving forward and leading them to a path of self-sustainability. Through Paula, the foundation are key partners in expanding the work of Captivating into Nepal working with victims of human trafficking.
Dean and Chris Beveridge have supported Captivating for several years funding a variety of projects including walnut trees, child sponsorship, and seed funding to get projects started (such as the Kaili Village Development program). More recently, their support has moved towards underwriting our work in Nepal. Dean is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Captivating and is also involved with The French Beauty Academy, a new partner to Captivating in 2020. The team at the French Beauty Academy, along with over 100 of their students, are fully invested in seeing the work of Captivating in Nepal expand. Over the next few years, we are thrilled at the potential they bring to bring hope to the helpless in Nepal .We are so honored to have Dean and Chris with us, and thankful for The French Beauty Academy’s support.
Gus and Lynn have been part of the Captivating family for many years in support of the SGVTS project and now fully engaged in supporting and expanding our work in Nepal. It’s Lynn Velez who pioneered our Shenzhen based Annual Charity Auction back in 2009, and we are honored to have Lynn as a member of our board.
Since 2013, WIK has partnered with Captivating and our annual Kidz With Heart Mini Olympics event in Shenzhen, China. Since 2016 they have been our Naming Partners. What an honor it is to not only have WIK’s financial support, but also the support of their management team, employees and over 50 of their kids who compete in this event each year. WIK – thanks for helping Captivating and our work with struggling children and their families in Western China.
What can we possibly say about ZURU TOYS that would be adequate in just a few sentences. ZURU fund 50% of the total budget of our Vocational School Scholarship Program, and MY FIRST JOB programs in China – bringing hope to over 400 teenage girls and young women a year. ZURU is a world famous family business with origins all the way back to New Zealand. With offices all over the world, ZURU have their manufacturing base in Shenzhen China and for that reason were passionate about ways to give back to China. Our special thanks to Anna Mowbray and family.
3 Angels Nepal (3AN) is an amazing organization. They have positioned themselves as the go-to NGO in Nepal by Government officials who are wanting support for trafficking related problems. Thanks to 3AN, thousands of girls are being intercepted before they cross the border. But, this is just the start of what they do. Rehabilitation, prevention and restoration are key focuses for them. They desire to see at-risk girls in Nepal grow and prosper. Captivating underwrites the entire anti-human trafficking work of 3AN and have formed a close bond that will see us reach many thousands of girls in the years to come.
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP (GDG) are an incredible collection of international development experts whose expertise and passion is to steer and guide organizations, like Captivating and our partners, towards greater levels of best practice and compliance with international development guidelines. Their involvement with our work in Nepal and the Philippines and other countries moving forward enables Captivating to focus on what we do best – fundraising. Taken together – GDG, our in-country implementing partners, and Captivating – we make a terrific trio.
Support our work with confidence! Captivating is an active, approved, and vetted member of the US based GlobalGiving network. Having passed their auditing process, Captivating projects are now listed on their online giving site. Check it out at globalgiving.org by searching for Captivating International Foundation.
HONOR 1000 MOVEMENT Inc (HONOR) is an amazing team of young professionals based in Manila, Philippines. Their passion to fight human trafficking in all it’s forms is refreshing, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to grow and expand their impact. HONORs focus is solidly focussed on prevention thought 2 key programs fully underwritten by Captivating: (1) cyber-safety and awareness programs to students/schools located in high-risk and impoverished locations. Sadly, the Philippines ranks # 1 in the world for cyber-sex crime against children; and (2) rolling out microfinance solutions to women to directly address one of the key reasons for cybersex crime against children and human trafficking – extreme poverty.
Shenzhen Charity Federation (SCF) is a Chinese registered charity that has existed since 2004. In 2015, Captivating was honored to become an approved charity fund under the SCF banner. This improves our transparency and legitimacy in China and enables a clear tracking of funding flow between Captivating and our project partners.