Face-to-Face Street Fundraising
Hong Kong Cancer Fund conducts a face-to-face street fundraising programme. Our passionate and energetic street fundraisers work tirelessly in different areas of Hong Kong to promote our work and mission to the general public. Our goal is to recruit them into our Circle of Friends as monthly donors.
As we don’t accept funding from the government or the Community Chest, monthly donations from our Circle of Friends are critical to provide us with a stable income and sustain our free ongoing services throughout our five support centres.
All of our street fundraisers work directly for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. They are an integral part of our family.
Hi, I am Oswin. I have been working as a street fundraiser at Hong Kong Cancer Fund for 2 years. I joined the Cancer Fund’s team in order to carry out meaningful work. During these two years, I learned much more than I expected. I get to speak with different people every day which not only gives me a chance to educate the public about cancer awareness, but also to promote our free support services at the Centres in the community. I also have many opportunities to chat with cancer patients or their family members on the street, and I’m delighted to listen and share their worries.
To be frank, working on the streets, day after day, is definitely not an easy job especially when most people walk by and ignore street fundraisers. Despite that, I will strive to do my best to introduce Cancer Fund’s professional services and give my utmost support to those people touched by cancer. Meanwhile, I would deeply appreciate it if you could give me a few minutes of your time as an encouragement if we meet somewhere on the street one day.
Hello! My name is Karen. I’ve been a part of the Cancer Fund’s street fundraising team for one year. During the last year, I’ve met a lot of people and gained a great variety of experiences. I’ve had some touching and sentimental talks with strangers. Among them, there was one unforgettable case. I met a young mother who looked anxious and helpless. As we talked, she mentioned that she was just diagnosed with cancer. At that moment, I spontaneously held her hand and provided her with practical cancer care information. Before she left, I gave her a hug which made her burst into tears. Finally, she thanked me for the support I gave her.
One of the biggest challenges for outdoor work is the unpredictability of the weather. I recalled one hot day last summer where a woman I spoke with on the street agreed to join as a member of Circle of Friends, our monthly donor group. To my surprise, she gave me a tissue because I was perspiring. It’s so encouraging! It was a wonderful and kind gesture that motivated me to continue to do my work with a spirit of excellence.
After joining the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, I’ve learned a lot about health issues and the allocation of medical resources. We are seeing an increasing number of new cancer cases every year. Living with cancer not only affects the patient, it also impacts the whole family physically, psychologically and economically. I am so glad that Cancer Fund is here to provide a wide-range of professional support services for many people in need. As I am doing my job as a street fundraiser, more people know where they can find practical and emotional support after a cancer diagnosis. I am proud to be working for the Cancer Fund and will continue to devote myself to fulfilling our mission so that no one faces cancer alone.
What is Street Fundraising?
Street Fundraising is face-to-face fundraising where our team engage with the general public to tell them about our services and invite them to join our monthly donation programme ‘Circle of Friends’.
Do you pay an external company to do this service for you?
No, all of our street fundraisers work directly for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. They are an integral part of our team and network. We train our street fundraisers so that they have good familiarity and knowledge of free services that we offer.
Who are Hong Kong Cancer Fund street fundraisers?
Our street fundraisers are a group of in-house enthusiastic and energetic young people who work tirelessly to help recruit new monthly donors for us.
Where can you see our fundraisers?
You can find our fundraisers anywhere in Hong Kong. They are often stationed on busy streets, in large shopping malls or near MTR exits. If you come across them, do say hi!
How do I recognise Cancer Fund’s street fundraisers?
Our street fundraisers only work in teams and will be wearing a bright orange Cancer Fund t-shirt or windbreaker. They will also be wearing their work I.D. with their name and photograph displayed. Our street fundraisers are unable to accept any cash donations. If you’d like to become a Circle of Friends member, you simply need to fill out the donation form.
Face-to-Face Monthly Giving Alliance
Hong Kong Cancer Fund is a founding member of the Face-to-Face Monthly Giving Alliance. As a charity-led and self-regulatory membership body, the Alliance promotes accountable face-to-face (F2F) fundraising practices, for monthly donor recruitment. It also enhances the public’s understanding on their rights before engaging in monthly giving to charitable organizations.
The Alliance established the Code of Practice on Face-to-Face Monthly Donors’ Recruitment. The Code provides practical guidelines and sets professional standards for conducting monthly donor recruitment on the streets of Hong Kong. It is made available to charitable organisations as well as members of the public as reference.
To find out more information please visit the Face-to-Face Monthly Giving Alliance Website.
Tel: (852) 3656 0800