About Walk For A Wish
Walk for a Wish is a charity event where CBRE gets up and gives back! We will invite our employees, clients and vendors in 22 locations across APAC to walk to help raise funds and awareness for local charities on Friday 27th, October 2017.
Started in 2010 in the Pacific, this year marks the eighth consecutive year of CBRE’s Walk for a Wish. Over this time we have raised over US$1.7 million for the chosen charities. This event embodies all that is good about our people and culture. Through moving as a single group we galvanize to raise life-changing amounts of money for those that need it most. Your commitment to supporting this event is most appreciated.
See below for participating countries in APAC:
The 5 regions, 6 cities in China will fully engage in walking activities on same day to raise funds for Operation Blessings, to support children suffering from congenital heart disease and congenital deafness.
The Tokyo team in Japan will walk around the Imperial Palace and all proceeds will be donated to Playground of Hope, a charity that provides and builds new play areas for disaster-affected and economically challenged communities. The Playground of Hope believe that all children deserve a place to play and that parks serve an important function in bringing people together and restoring community pride. Japan team will donate a playset to the orphanage in Saitama and also visit the site to build the playground.
Taiwan will be joining social workers to volunteer to help disadvantaged children and raise funds for Bethany Children’s Home. They are a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing the physical, psychological, and spiritual care for youth under 18 years old.
In Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Team is raising the funds for a visit to 50 poor families in Can Gio Province. Collaborating with Youth Union, the team will deliver foods, medicines, and other necessities to poor families, children and elderly.
In Hong Kong, all funds will go directly to the charity HandsOn Hong Kong whose mission is to mobilize and empower the community to serve disadvantaged groups across Hong Kong. HOHK runs more than 100 volunteer activities each month, working with 70+ nonprofit partners across the community to serve those in greatest need, including children and youth, the elderly, ethnic minorities, homeless people, refugees, people with disabilities, animals and the environment in Hong Kong.
In Korea, the Seoul team will walk to Seoul Forest Park and volunteer to plant trees and flowers for the park and also raise funds for the park management. Seoul Forest offers a healthy environment for everyone, and is a city dweller. Through planting flowers, caring trees and cleaning the park, the Seoul team will be given an opportunity to experience the nature and learn how to conserve the environment.
India will raise awareness for children with special needs – Autism and Downs Syndrome. The activities will happen across our offices in Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore. The team will work towards spreading awareness for the causes and creating a platform for equal opportunity.
For 2017, CBRE Singapore’s adopted charity is Beyond Social Services, a local charity that is dedicated to helping children and youths from less privileged backgrounds with a focus to try and help them break away from the poverty cycle.
Across Australia, individuals and teams are being given the opportunity to choose which charity they wish to fundraise for out of over 2,000 registered organisations - allowing employees to support a cause they feel personally connected to or are passionate about. In addition, CBRE Australia is recommending the Starlight Children’s Foundation, WWF, beyondblue, SANE Australia, YWCA and Queensland Reds Indigenous Program as reputable charities that align with our business culture and heightened focus in areas such as diversity and sustainability.
The New Zealand team is continuing to show its support for Ronald McDonald House Charity and Child Cancer Foundation. These organisations were nominated by staff as the charities of choice.