YES! GREENRACE IS COMMUNITY!
As of 31 May 2017, HK and SG GreenRace and our participants have made small (but growing!) contributions to a Greener HK!
HELPUSHELP HONG KONG (HUHHK)
COMMUNITY PROJECTS & GREEN CAUSES!
GreenRace HelpUsHelpHK fundraising is always searching for unique ways to raise funds for green, community and humanitarian causes. Our focus for 2017 is student ‘green projects’ where we are looking to raise funds for students developing ways to help Hong Kong stay Green. Apply for green project student funding here.
OUR HUHHK PLAN
By allowing runners to opt out of racepack items at our GreenRace Events, this allows us to:
- Better ensure more runners gets what they are looking for in a racepack.
- Divert the costs of producing unwanted racepack items to HUHS Community Projects.
- Reduce the amount of racepack items and awards produced transported to/from our events thereby reducing our carbon footprint.
- Provide event capacity to collect unwanted racepack items from other events and get them to communities grateful to utilise these items.
- Help progress Zero Waste events and Reduce Reuse Recycle programs we and our GreenRace runners are contributing to at each event.
- Runners not only opt out of unwanted or needed racepack items, they also help disadvantaged children by donating to our clothes/shoes collections on race day.
The following GreenRace projects are in the works with HelpUsHelp Hong Kong:
- Help fund a HK Student GreenCommunity project that helps make Hong Kong an even greener place to live. We are now accepting student applications, please contact us.
- Help fund the shipment of a Crossroads Foundation classroom in a container box being sent to a disadvantaged part of the world.
- Sponsor disadvantaged child’s education in Nepal and Vietnam in collaboration with Not Just a Bottle (www.notjustabottle.com).
- Adopt an eroded / damaged section of HK Country Park Trail and support in the restoration (in support of Concern Group for Concretisation of Hong Kong Natural Trails).
Our goal is to ensure maximum funds we raise and hours we volunteer reach our designated community cause. We have carefully chose our community and fundraising partners based on agreement of our board and input from our GreenRace participants via post event surveys.
Our 5% of net race revenues pledge towards HKCleanup has been in place since GreenRace first started in 2016. We work closely with HKCleanup to help raise awareness of enormous waste issues facing Hong Kong every day. Our financial contribution helps educate a greener thinking towards sustainable living in Hong Kong. We are working with with HKCleanup help ensure our country park trails and coastlines are better maintained for future generations. For more details on the excellent work being done at HKCleanup visit www.hkcleanup.org.
- 2016 Braemar GreenRace – HK$ 4,297.67.
- 2016 Pottinger GreenRace – HK$ 4,405.00
- 2016 SG Ultra GreenRace – SG$ Donation below.
- 2016 Plover GreenRace – HK$ 5,422.91
- 2017 Braemar GreenRace – HK$ 6868.00
- 2017 Ultra GreenRace – HK $5409.00 (HK$ 26,402.58)
TOTAL GREENRACE FUNDRAISING BREAKDOWN
- HK Cleanup (www.hkcleanup.org) HK$ 26,402.58
- The Nature Conservancy (www.nature.org) HK$ 3000
- 2016 SG GreenRace Red Cross Nepal Fund (www.redcross.sg) SG$ 621
- Concern Group for Concretisation of Hong Kong Natural Trails $HK2500
Total Donations ~HK$ 35,402
Thank you Hong Kong Runners for participating at our GreenRace Event and for your contributions! We are working hard to improve with you!