CAPTIVATING forms historic partnership with the SHENZHEN CHARITY FEDERATION, China.

August 4, 2015 was an historic day in the life of Captivating. To further enhance our transparency and impact in China, Captivating was accepted as an officially registered charity fund under the umbrella of the Shenzhen Charity Federation. The Federation is a group specifically established by the Chinese government to assist in the legal distribution and control of funds to approved social projects within China. Making history was the fact that Captivating International, a foreign run international organization, is the first foreign NGO to be accepted into the Federation.  This is indeed a great honor for us.

Shenzhen Charity FederationWhat this means:  From now on, Captivating can receive and receipt through the Federation donations from Chinese organizations and individuals.  Also, we have a much clearer and more controlled gateway for forwarding funds to our approved project partners throughout China, as well as the ability to fund-raise through events run and managed anywhere across mainland China.

The team at the Federation also bring skills and opportunities to Captivating that are indeed valuable:  a motivated team who bring the prospect of joint projects when the opportunity arises, and government liaison. Our thanks to the wonderful team at the Shenzhen Charity Federation for opening their doors to us.

(Top photo:  Captivating Board members – Scott & Judene Irvine, Administration Manager – Tracy Chen, Andrew at the official partnership ceremony with Federation staff, Secretary General Ms Fang, Department Director Mr Dong, and Project Manager Ms Ivy)

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