The Hutong partners with a variety of China-focused charity organizations to host unique and interactive events. The aim of our efforts is to support philanthropic causes through donations and advocacy, while encouraging the community to make a positive impact on the society around them. If your organization is interested in hosting an event with us, please contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss selection criteria and eligibility.
December: The Hutong partnered with Greening the Beige to present The Full Moon Finale, and raised 1088 through raffle ticket sales. We also donated 10% of proceeds (2310RMB) to Little Flower Projects at The Hutong Winter Fayre.
Nov ’11: Rotaract Pumpkins Sensation Session
The Hutong hosted a pumpkin cooking class to benefit Rotaract Beijing, and donated a table for 12 to the Chi Fan for Charity dinner.
June – August ’11: Chi Fan for Charity Summer Series
The Hutong partnered with Chi Fan for Charity to present the Summer Charity Dinner Series. In June, Chef Joel Shuchat delighted participants with contemporary chinese fusion to benefit Bethel. In July Chef Jun Trinh made a Vietnamese-Cambodian feast to benefit New Hope, and in August Chef Jeff Powell whipped up Mexican Bocadillos to raise funds for the Dandelion School. All said and done we raised over 12,000RMB through these dinners and a lot of awareness for three incredible charities. We appreciate the support from our sponsors: The Beijinger, Grapevine Wines, Wimdu, The World of Chinese and Venas Vinus.
May ’11: Happy Hour on The Roof
Affordable Art Beijing and The Hutong joined forces to support Rotaract Beijing in our Happy Hour on the Roof event! Over 120 attendees bid on 20 pieces of donated art ate over 1,300 pieces of chuan’r to raise over 10,800RMB, our biggest fundraiser to date!
Apr ’11: From an Indian Ashram to a Beijing Hutong:
It was so nice to spend Easter experiencing another kind of spirituality with a huge group of yoga enthusiasts. Our event raised 2,750RMB for CAI’s Girls’ Basketball and Football For Life projects, and 300RMB for the Japanese Red Cross. Click here to find out more about CAI. If you are interested in learning more about yoga, neti-pots or how a string can possibly go from your nose through your throat, Victor Chau can be reached at Yoga.email@example.com
Mar ’11: Bohai or Bust the Kickoff: The homemade muesli bars tasted awesome, and we learned the next time the Beijing winds are too strong for biking, we will try to remember those less fortunate crying in the back of a BMW! A huge thanks to Shannon, Leslie and Gilbert for entertaining us throughout the afternoon, and helping us to remember the many benefits that biking can provide the Beijing community. Now if we were only allowed into the front entrance of the Kerry Centre! If you are interested in further support of STC, please visit www.stcbj.com
Feb ’11: The Hutong’s Contemporary Chinese Banquet: Not only was Chef Joel’s banquet stupendous, but on Feb 25th we raised nearly 5,000 RMB to our beneficiary: Angel Mom. Angel Mom is a foundation set up to help disabled children who have been abandoned by their parents. To additionally support Angel Mom visit www.angelmom.org.
Jan ’11: The Hutong Charity Drive: The Hutong’s First Charity Drive was an astounding success! Not only did we pack the tea room with everything from clothing to computers, participants won amazing prizes in the raffles and silent auction, sampled food delicacies from The Hutong and The Fig Tree and helped support not one but FOUR incredible charities! In addition to the literal truckloads of goods donated, our generous attendees raised over 3,100 RMB to support the Migrant Children’s Foundation, NewLifeCentre, Migrant Women’s Group and The Dandelion School.
Dec ’10: The Hutong Christmas Fayre: Every season The Hutong hosts a community Fayre. In keeping with the Christmas Spirit, 10% if all our Christmas Fayre revenues went to charity, raising over RMB 1000. Funds benefited The Rebuilding Dreams Project to rebuild a school devastated by the Sichuan earthquake. More information here.
Nov ’10: China’s Growing Sands and Threatened Waters: An Eye-Opening Photo Auction: Through a charity partnership with Greening The Beige, The Hutong hosted an eye-opening photo auction to culminate Sean Gallagher’s China’s Threatened Waters and Growing Sands exhibit. Attendees gained access to an open sustainable wine bar, unlimited tapas, a wine tasting game sponsored by Wine Republic and an incredibly-priced live photo auction. Overall, the event raised over 6,325 RMB and helped support the Mangrove Action Project.
Oct ’10: Happy Hutong: The Hutong partnered with the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center in November 2011 to support their Cultural Action Network (CAN) Project. In addition to sipping mulled wine, tasting asian tapas, watching a short movie, hearing from one of the CHP directors and painting their very own clay hutongs, participants raised over 3090 RMB for the CAN project!