Business Traveller Asia-Pacific’s much-anticipated Charity Auction is back for its 14th year supporting Hong Kong’s Chi Heng Foundation (CHF), which provides support for AIDS-impacted children in China.
Starting on November 1, 2019, the auction will be conducted in three one-month-long phases, each offering a different selection of items for readers to bid on. The upcoming Asia-Pacific & China Charity Auction benefiting Chi Heng Foundation will start with Phase One on 1 November 2019, followed by Phase Two in December 2019 and end with Phase Three in January 2020.
As Business Traveller Asia-Pacific enters its 14th year of association with CHF, we are proud that our efforts, and those of our many partners in the hotel and airline industries, are making a real difference to the lives of so many young people in China.
Over the past 17 years, CHF has fulfilled a long-running commitment to provide educational sponsorship and psychosocial support to AIDS-impacted children in China, from primary school through to university. In spite of the large number of students spread over a vast geographic area, Chi Heng doesn’t use intermediaries, preferring to disburse funds for the children directly through its own staff and volunteers. This pragmatic approach has ensured quality and continuity within the programme.
As of July 2017, CHF had cumulatively sponsored over 26,000 students from AIDS-affected families, and more than 4,000 have graduated from universities since 2002. CHF is the largest and longest running nongovernmental operation in China providing comprehensive assistance to AIDS-impacted children.
In addition to formal education, CHF also supports vocational training and runs psychosocial programmes for the children. In spite of the challenges, CHF has built more than 28 reading rooms in China this year, 16 of which were built with the support of Business Traveller. All proceeds raised from the charity auction go to CHF.
To place bids you will need to register on the btauction.asia website and create a new account. Readers with a businesstraveller.com login will still need to register separately on the auction website.
If you forget your btauction.asia password, you can create a new password here.
For the Asia-Pacific and China auction all payments will be by cheque or credit card in US$. For full terms and conditions, including the bidding process and payment for prizes, click here.