Welcome to FIRST INITIATIVE CHANGSHA
First Initiative Changsha (FIC) is Changsha's only active group of foreigners, from a variety of countries, including China, that organises and takes part in charity events in Changsha and Hunan, China. We support many local charitable causes. FIC is here to support the efforts of hard working charity organisation through profile and fund raising activities. All Committee members are part time and make no money from FIC in any way. If you want to join us online, or represent a charity or cause, email us here!
Recent articles and activities...
WNIC REPRESENTS FIC AT CITY NGO MEETING
In late March 2015, WNIC's founder, Damion, was asked to attend a British Consulate NGO meeting in Changsha. In attendance, local city charities and other interest groups were able to give their thoughts and advice on how to build up a strong base of support. Damion was able to introduce FIC to the attendees.
> Full story here
FIC GIVES OVER 17K TO BUTTERFLY FOR 'NOAH'!
On Wednesday 21st January FIC representatives Dave Philipson and Damion Braithwaite (also of WNIC) handed over 17K (yuan) to the team at Butterfly which wraps up a highly successful 'All for Noah" campaign. In total, FIC has raised 21K+ (yuan) to Butterfly Children's Hospices (Changsha branch) through a range of events and donations. FIC would like to deeply thank everyone for taking part, holding great events and giving up their spare time and money to help Noah get life saving treatment!
> Full story here.
With the great success of the Neon Party in November and recent other donations by volunteers of First Initiative Changsha (FIC), the target for baby Noah's vital, life saving operation in Shanghai could be met before the 31st December deadline! Read all about Noah, the Butterfly Children's Hospice and the campaign here.
As a major part of the 'All For Noah' campaign, First Initiative Changsha held a highly successful, stunning Neon Party at Hawa Bar on Xinmin Lu. Hundreds turned up to party in florescent style, with Hunan TV present, raising a staggering 7500yuan in the process. See the article here.
COSPLAY EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR CHARITY!
As the first event on the FIC calendar, a group of kind-hearted foreigners and Chinese dressed up in outrageous costumes to collect money from passers by outside ID Mall in October (2014). Crave Deli & Bar also donated as well as students of the 1st High School Changsha. The money was given to the Butterfly Children's Hospice (Changsha) which cares for infants and re-homes them.
Our Mission Statement
We are Changsha’s first foreign fundraising organisation. It is our goal to not only raise funds for charities in and around Changsha, but also to support and promote them.
Our aim is to give something back to the community that supports us as foreign nationals here in China. What better way than through charity work?
We will commit ourselves to the each charity organisation on a personal and also professional level. We would like to keep close friendly relations between those we promote, and continue to provide future support for all of them.
We are just at the beginning now, but we would like to see ourselves being the forefront runners in providing the best possible support to all charities that we shall work with, now and always.
We want to help raise awareness to as many people as possible, and hope to make a real and lasting difference.