Paul Martino and the team at AF Sourcing are incredibly supportive of our work in Nepal by fully funding a monitoring station as well as being part of our Nepal Radio Program supporters.
Captivating would struggle to exist as an organization if not for the support we receive from companies and individuals who, through their financial support, help underwrite some of our administration costs and projects. The following individuals and organizations have either completely underwritten various Captivating Projects or have contributed more than US$6,000 to 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 Race; 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 provide emergency relief to girls in remote Qinghai through support of our emergency relief programs. Finally, we are thrilled to have Greg as a member of the Board of Directors of Captivating.
Nicholas from Axess Accounting Solutions is a long-time friend and supporter. For several years now he, along with several others, has helped to fund Andrew and Julie’s living expenses. Additionally, Nick and his wife Sue, have supported various building and sustainability programs – always there with a “YES” when they are asked.
Adam, Tom, Chandra, Jackie, and the team at GPA Global have supported Kidz with Heart events and the Annual Charity Auction in Shenzhen. They are also the pioneers and ongoing sponsors of Captivating, funding a new initiative – Greenhouse Programs in Western China.
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. Thank you ISNS for your amazing support and fantastic partnership.
Andrew Gunter from ITA develops and hosts the Captivating website and associated systems. Based in Australia, 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 micro-finance activities in Nepal.
Li & Fung, thanks to many of its employees, have single-handedly catapulted our Seng Girls Home child sponsorship and vocational schooling program into a strong financial position this past year. Additionally, the Li & Fung Foundation has matched employee contributions for the past three years, with full support of vocational development programs to the SGVTS. The funds received from the Fung (1906) Foundation matching program were used by Captivating to implement several new vocational training programs focused on tailoring, cooking, and studying, paving a path to self-sustainability.
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.
The Marshall family are keen supporters of our work in Nepal fully funding one of our busy monitoring stations. Each day lives are being impacted, thanks to the generosity of this family.
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 200 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.
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. We are so honored to have Dean and Chris with us, and thankful for The French Beauty Academy’s support.
Dr Pei and the team at Funful are some of the most generous and supportive people you will find. Since 2009, Funful has always been there to support our work, whether this be attending our Charity Auction in Shenzhen, sponsorsing specific projects, or supporting our Kidz With Heart event. Since 2016, FUNFUL has been a key sponsor of Kidz With Heart and, as a result, is a key partner of Captivating in supporting our operating costs and expanding work with struggling children and families in Western China. Thank you Dr Pei and team.
Since 2010 Husky Energy has supported Captivating and our work in China, including full support of our Clean Water projects. Today, Husky Fund 100% of the “Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women” program in China – bringing a sustainable future to over 30 largely illiterate women every year.
The Johnson and Penman families support one of our busy Nepal monitoring stations where lives are impacted everyday. 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, David and the whole Kidkraft team.
Since 2009, Ken Whalen has been the primary financier 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 SGVTS project 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. Recently, support has included our work in Nepal.
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.
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.
Sanctuary 7 are a team of people who are passionate about making a difference in the world. We are proud for the support of Sanctuary 7 who’s funding is seeing girls intercepted and rescued daily. Thank you to Tony and your team.
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 Tom, but also the entire management team and voluntary students.
Mike and Tim are part of a team who are committed in giving back to their community. We are honored for Silver Heritage Group’s keen support for the work in Nepal. Thank you Silver Heritage Group for your generosity.
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.
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 300 girls 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, Hannah Leeming, and Irene He Yizhen for their support.
3 Angels Nepal (3AN) is an amazing organization. In only a few short years, 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 are the real deal when it comes to desiring to see Nepali at-risk girls grow and prosper. In just a few short years, Captivating and 3AN have formed a close bond that will see us reach many thousands of girls in the years to come.
The African Community Development Foundation (ACDF) is our Kenyan-based charity and microfinance institution partner. ACDF oversees the Captivating Foster Family and Orphans Loans Program – a program aimed at stabilizing the lives of orphans, many whose parents have died from AIDS, by placing them in foster families. Our jointly managed program is currently helping in excess of 150 orphans and 200 families.
Asian Aid has existed as an Australian Charity since 1966. They provide education to children and young adults in disadvantaged communities, assist Nepalese women suffering from uterine prolapse, leper communities, special needs children, trafficked girls and women, slum communities, the sick and the very poor. They seek to alleviate poverty, to empower, to advocate, and to give hope. Captivating is so fortunate to partner with Asian Aid and co-sponsor with them in incredibly important anti-human trafficking work in Nepal. It is thanks to Asian Aid that Captivating can provide tax-deductible receipts to many of our Australian-based donors.
Friends of Hong Kong Charities (FOHKC) was created to support the philanthropic work of nonprofit organizations in Hong Kong and to help US citizens make contributions to their preferred Hong Kong charities. They are a registered tax-exempt organization in both the United States (EIN#30-0136665) and in Hong Kong and provide this wonderful service enabling HK registered charities (such as Captivating International) to receive tax deductible donations from donors in the US. To make a donation from the US, simply follow the directions as provided in our donation section.
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.
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 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.
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 breathtakingly refreshing, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to grow and expand their impact.
International Children’s Care Australia (ICCA) – When charity work was first being considered by Andrew and Julie Colquhoun, they turned to ICCA for help. Their incredible willingness to open their door to us and provide Australian tax receipting and administrative services on our behalf while we focused on project implementation and fundraising, was truly amazing. This support continued for over 10 years up until May 2018 when ICCA informed us of their difficult decision to go into voluntary administration. It was with great sadness that we received this news. ICCA will forever remain an important part of the Captivating story and we will always be grateful for their early adoption of us. As we progress our work through different countries, we continue to be amazed at the paths we cross that have been influenced by this amazing group called ICCA. Our thanks to their Board and staff for their support to make Captivating what it is today.
Love Qinghai Tibet Rescue and Aid (LOVEQTRA) is a Qinghai registered nonprofit, non-government charitable organization. We have partnered with LOVEQTRA since 2009. LOVEQTRA founded and directs the activities of Seng Girls Vocational Training School and Home (SGVTS), which has to date helped over 200 girls.
The work of SHAMTSE, a small Qinghai registered charity, is amazing. Officially formed and registered in 2015, SHAMTSE is focused on projects bringing hope and a future to children who, without help, will fall through the cracks. SHAMTSE means “good charity” in English, and attempts to emphasize the importance of full accountability and transparency. It also means putting in place solutions that solve problems, rather than purely aid. We believe they are doing this and we are very happy to be partnering with them.
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.
Tiny Hands International is a Nepal-based charity partner focused on anti-human trafficking programs. In 2014, Captivating and Tiny Hands began piloting border monitoring stations on the Nepal/China border – work that still continues today. Tiny Hands is a wonderful organization doing amazing work and we are proud of our partnership with Doug, John and the entire team.