Save Bethune House! Save Our Shelter for Women Migrants!

For: The Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge Limited
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Organizer: Edwina Antonio
Save Bethune House! Save Our Shelter for Women Migrants! (The Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge Limited)
of $130,000 goal
22% Complete
Raised by 52 donors

The Story

Save Bethune House! Save Our Shelter for Women Migrant Workers!

Why: Current finances of the Bethune House, a community-supported emergency shelter for women migrant domestic workers, can only support the shelter for four months this year

What: Crowdfunding event to encourage people to donate to save our shelter

Target: Raise HKD $ 1,000,000 (equal to 8 months expenses of the Bethune House)  

(1) What is the Bethune House? Bethune House is a community-supported emergency shelter providing food, and other forms of assistance to enable migrant women in crisis to seek justice and achieve empowerment. At any given month, we are home to up to 30 women domestic workers.

(2) Why do we need to be crowdfunded?: Bethune House, with two shelters, needs to raise HK$120,000 each month for rent, food, utilities, and other needs of our residents, such as personal hygiene, medical requirements, visa extension fee, and transportation and documentation for the duration of their cases.Women domestic workers in our shelters are forbidden by law to have any form of employment and thus, have to totally rely on charity to keep them in Hong Kong while they wait for the resolution of their grievances.Recently, we lost one of our major funders; our financial situation is very dire. Current finances enable us to provide only the bare minimum for our residents until APRIL this year.

(3) What are we asking from you? Please donate to Save Bethune House and Save Our Shelter. Any amount that you can donate to our shelter will surely help:

  • $130 will support 1 resident for a day
  • $1,000 can support 1 client for a week
  • $3,900 to support 1 client for a month
  • $500 will feed residents in both shelters for a day 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 19, 2018

Posted on June 19, 2018

Dear supporters,

First of all, we want to thank you all for helping save our shelter, Bethune House, and for making sure that our homeless migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong will have a place to stay, to eat and to have an enabling environment for them to seek redress and access to justice.

Since we started the "Save Our Shelter" campaign, we have so far raised 24% of online and offline donations. This gave us around two more months budget.

We are still a long way to reach our target of HK$1,000,000. But through your continuous support and generosity, we are very optimistic that we can reach our target.

So once again, we knock on your kind hearts for more support and for helping us reach more supporters and donors.

Meanwhile, in behalf of the women residents of our shelter, the staff and the Board of Bethune House - allow us to express our sincerest appreciation for all your help and support.


Edwina Antonio

Executive Director, Bethune House

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