Thank you Shenzhen!

As the dust settles on our 10th Annual Captivating Charity Auction, we are left with nothing but gratitude and praise for the amazing community we are lucky to be surrounded by. Shenzhen, you were amazing.

Thank you SO MUCH for your support of our 10th year in China. Saturday night, 13th October, will be remembered by us as for a long time – a night of grace, emotion, laughter, excitement, astonishment and exceeding generosity. Together, you raised RMB1.4million, helping Captivating in partnership with the Shenzhen Charity Federation, Shamtse Charity and LOVEQTRA, to seal the deal on impacting the lives of close to 1,000 girls this calendar year. SHENZHEN, YOU DID IT. 

Having set an aggressive aim of raising RMB1.5 millions, we only dreamed we could get this close. In the process, over the coming 12 months (some starting within a matter of weeks):

100 single moms will start with own pig business

100 families will own their own greenhouse

400 children will be more secure in their schooling

427 women will attend health training

46 girls will start vocational schooling

80 girls will continue to be supported at the Seng Girls Home.

To all of our event organizers, our precious and beloved auction committee and 180 volunteersour amazing school communityour incredible entertainers (wow), the many companies who donated goods for auction, awesome MCs (go Tyler & Simon) and auctioneer, our incredibly generous corporate sponsors, and of course close to 600 guests  – THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.  We can’t believe how fortunate we are to have your support.

We look forward to updating you over the coming year on how these projects go. Be sure to keep an eye on our website and regular project updates.

As I sign off I have one last thank-you.  To our AMAZING team at the Shenzhen Captivating office. Your commitment, efficiency, event management and problem solving skills are, as one key sponsor described it, “a well oiled machine“. You can feel SO PROUD of all you have achieved for the girls who cross our Captivating path. I know I speak on behalf of Julie, Lynn Velez, and our board when I say how blessed we are to have such a team. We believe that the 10th Annual Charity Auction was OUR BEST EVER.  Well done. Congratulations. Thanks for capping of 10 years in style.

Bring on number 11. We hope you enjoy of event gallery of special auction moments.

Andrew Colquhoun
Co-Founder & CEO
CAPTIVATING INTERNATIONAL

Captivating Gala 2018 – Photo Gallery

 

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Opportunity to Change the Future for My Family

In my uneducated state, it is difficult for me to find a place to work to earn sufficient money. Clothes are needed by each of us. I joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills for Women Program in July 2019. This was my opportunity to change the future for my family. 




CHINA | NEPAL | PHILIPPINES

Have a CAPTIVATING Christmas

From all of us at CAPTIVATING - our board, employees, partners and volunteers - we wish you the best of the festive season ahead and a wonderful Christmas and New Year. 2019 has been an amazing year of impact thanks to an amazing combination of generous supporters and wonderful grassroots program partners.




CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

A Well-Informed Community is a Healthy and Safe Community

The 2019 My Health, My Family, Our Safety Project has begun in remote locations in Western China. A local doctor and a team of health professionals, coordinated by our partner Shamtse, will visit 10 different communities as part of this project. The team attended to the health needs of 258 community members (mostly females) on their first stop, including Zhongjia, a widow and single mom, from one of the villages.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Cherishing New Opportunities

Sangje had to drop out of school three years ago because of financial difficulties. After her mother got divorced, they had to leave home, taking nothing with them - no cattle or sheep, and no grassland. All their mother had was her and her two other siblings.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Unstoppable Determination

Sonam is a single mom of two children. She had to drop out of school when she was just in the second grade. Because of this, she had limited options for employment. When she was introduced to the My First Job Program, she did everything she could to make sure she could attend each training sessions and learn as much as possible.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Support from an Encouraging Father

Life hasn't been kind to Gongbotso and her family. Her father and her husband had never been to school and so they found it difficult to find a job that would earn them enough money. She was grateful to have the opportunity to learn more and enhance her basic tailoring skills and make a living out of it.