GIVES Introduction

互动 INTERACTION     感悟INSIGHT     鼓舞INSPIRATION     诚信INTEGRITY


The Guangdong Province based organization, GIVES, is the Guangdong International Volunteer Expatriate Service formed in 1995. It is a community service platform representing the friendship and support of many expatriates from different countries who are living and working in Guangdong Province. GIVES stands in the spirit of Interaction, Insight, Inspiration and Integrity.


GIVES encourages and coordinates the resources of the different groups within the international community, including international schools, chambers, consulates, women’s groups, Christian groups, enterprises and individuals, to interact, to join hands, to impact and to enhance the lives of one another.


GIVES has provided support in the education, medical, rehabilitation, orphanage and elderly care sectors. Since 2008 GIVES has been dedicated to bringing about an awareness of autism in China.  Through financial and volunteer support, GIVES aims to provide relief and support for children and families. Music and Farming Therapy are recommended as mediums of rehabilitation.


广东国际义工服务团体(GIVES)于1995年成立,是一个外籍义工服务平台,代表着来自不同国家在广东省工作和生活的外籍人士对中国人民的友谊和支持。GIVES的理念是:互动、感悟、鼓舞、诚信。


GIVES结合和推动国际社区不同群体的资源,包括国际学校、商会、领事馆、妇女团体、基督教团体、企业、个人与外籍人士,以互动、携手合作为基础,来带动和提升彼此的生活。


GIVES致力于教育、医疗、康复、福利院、养老院等项目中。从2008年开始,GIVES专注唤起大众对自闭症的关注,通过赞助和自愿者的支持,我们为自闭症孩童及其家人带来支持和希望。 音乐疗法和农疗均为康复治疗的方法之一。


Vision
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Expat sectors and community groups working hand in hand to Make a Difference in China through friendship and support.

Mission
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To be a platform of expat community service developing long term projects and involved in individuals’ lives through interaction, insight, inspiration and integrity.

关爱生命,关心儿童
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公益是指有关社会公众的福祉和利益。公益为后起词,五四运动后方才出现,其意是公共利益,公益是它的缩写。社会很多公益组织...

Strategy
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  • To contribute to China’s support of autistic people through research, funding of autistic centers and education sponsorship. 

  • To train our volunteers and provide service support to projects in orthopedic shoes, music therapy and sports therapy. 

  • To identify and coordinate professional and technical specialists internationally to volunteer in China. 

  • To increase our operating budget by 100% within 2 years through expanded event and fundraising activities. 


History of GIVES

The GIVES mission is to offer assistance to the underprivileged of
Guangdong province while working closely with and building friendships with
relevant social welfare agencies and local
communities
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GIVES is the acronym for Guangdong Intemational Volunteer Expatriate Service.
GIVES forms a link between the expatriate community and the social welfare agencies in
Guangdong province. It provides support to local caring institutions whilst building friendship,
respect, and understanding between expatriates and local communities.


In 1995, a small group of women and men who were making regular visits to the Guangzhou Orphanage decided to give a name to their charitable work. In the following 10 years, GIVES has become one of Guangdong's major expat volunteer organizations.


The current GIVES structure began to grow between 1997 and 2001 when our executive committee was formed. Our areas also increased to include medical operations, leprosy projects, projects for independence, and fund raising activities.


Gives continued to expand from 2001-2003 when we began working on long term projects, broadened our profile in the community, refining internal procedures for selecting projects and funding allocations. Currently GIVES is developing both its internal structure and its project areas.


Internally, GIVES is refining its organization to become more efficient and transparent. Recently, GIVES formed its first Board of Directors from community members and Executive Committee members to take charge of the organizations strategic planning. GIVES is also actively engaging the complex question of government registration. The GIVES board is also committed towards greater participation from both the expat and local communities through increased organizational transparency and public relations.


The work of GIVES is also evolving as our project areas continue to expand and develop. Foremost among the new project areas has been the recent funding of the opening of several handicapped training centers in rural areas including Heyuan, Reyuan, Yunfu, and Zhaoqing. The opening of these centers marks some of the most ambitious and long range projects that GIVES has ever taken on and several other centers have been planned.


GIVES has also expanded from Guangzhou to incorporate GIVES, Huizhou. As GIVES continues to expand, we look forward to opening new project areas and continuing to deepen our commitments to our current areas.





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