Read to Feed


Heifer-HSBC Read to Feed 2013-14

Heifer-HSBC Read to Feed 2013/14
Read to Alleviate Poverty: Empower Yourself while Empowering Others

Heifer HK is now inviting you to join Heifer-HSBC Read to Feed 2013-14, an educational fundraising program that fosters a love of reading in students while empowering them to make a difference in rural China. The program is sponsored by HSBC, fully supported by the HK Education City, the HK Aided Primary School Heads Association and the Subsidized Primary School Council.

Free Resources

Heifer will provide participating schools with a range of free resources, including brand new Heifer English storybooks, 3D animation film and fun worksheets. In addition, award certificates and premiums will be awarded to students with outstanding performance. All students will also receive a Certificate of Participation and animal stickers. Heifer can also provide a talk at your school upon request.


Star Caring School Reward Scheme

This year, Heifer will once again launch the “Star Caring School Reward Scheme”. Based on the accumulated amount of donations, outstanding schools will be offered poverty simulation workshop, sharing session by author and by our young recipients from rural China.


Use of Donations

Donations from the 2013-14 school year will continue to help 825 poor ethnic minority families in Huzhu, Pingan and Xunhua counties in Qinghai become self-reliant by providing livestock and training. Another 825 families will benefit from “Passing on The Gift”.


Fun Reading Day 2014

To promote the message of “Read to Alleviate Poverty: Empower Yourself while Empowering Others” to the public, Heifer will organize the Fun Reading Day event in April 2014. Special activities of this two-day event may include interactive workshops on reading or sustainable development topics, celebrity and/or author sharing and reading-related competition. Schools will be invited to set booth at the event. Further details will be provided at a later date.

Enclosed please also find a poster of our annual fundraising event Heifer Race To Feed 2013. Please kindly post it up on a notice board to encourage students and parents to join the newly-added family category.


To join Read to Feed 2013-14, please complete and return the Enrollment Form before 18th October, 2013 by fax at 2368 0217. For inquiries, please call 2368 0223.


Application Form Download:

Read to Feed Invitaion Form 2013-14

Read to Feed Material List 2013-14

Read to Feed Parent Letter (both Chinese & English)



Heifer-HSBC Read to Feed 2013-14
Program Details


Launching period
Any one-month period within 2013/14 school year of school's choice. Suggested to be incorporated into existing reading or other service learning programs
Any books of students' interests and levels
Students invite sponsorship (no minimum amount required) from family and friends based on:
  1. number of books read (e.g. read 10 books x $10 per book = $100); or
  2. a fixed amount
Matching fund

Donations raised by local schools (international schools excluded) will be matched by HSBC so that more families can benefit.

Use of fundsFunds raised through Read to Feed 2013/14 will be pooled in the "Heifer Qinghai Community Development Project" to help 825 poor ethnic minority families. Through distributing livestock and providing training, farmers' incomes could be raised.

Storybooks and videos about Heifer and how we help the rural families / Donation form with project info / Teacher's Guide withreading activity ideas / Powerpoint / Fun worksheets, etc.

(NEW) 2 English storybooks "Watermelon Pig" and "Little Zuoma & Her Goats", a 3D animated short film "Make a Difference" and more fun worksheets

Worksheets download:

Student awards
  • All participating students ─ Certificate of Participation and animal stickers
  • Top Reader and Top Fundraiser of each class ─ Certificate of Award and premium
  • Top Reading Class and Top Fundraising Class of each form ─ Certificate of Award
School report
  • All participating schools ─ Plaque and thank you letter with project progress report. Receipts for tax deduction will be issued for donations of HK$100 or above upon request.

2368 0223 (Miss Chan) /




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