What an exciting evening! At ICM’s 12th Annual Banquet Monday night we saw Hope Shining Through everywhere we looked!
We are thrilled and thankful to report that the evening raised a grand total of HK$14.7 million (US$1.9m) including HK$3.9m (US$500k) of matching funds. This represents 19% of ICM’s annual budget of HK$76m. Thank you!
This was our second highest banquet ever – we barely missed last year’s record banquet of HK$15.1m. We are grateful for your generosity.
We raised enough for 296 Transform communities – just below our target of 325 communities. So we have 29 communities left to go.
Last night we tracked the impact of one donation given at an ICM banquet 2 years ago – and how The Gift transformed into lifechange for ultrapoor families in the Philippines. What a privilege it was to see Hope Shining Through so many lives.
- 123 people participated in the moment of giving to transform thousands of lives.
- 16 donors gave to support surgeries for 16 children at Matilda, and their donations will also provide surgeries for another 32 patients in the Philippines, plus provide nonsurgical interventions for another 480 poor Filipinos.
- And all 333 Panda bears sold, which means 1,000,000 meals for hungry children!
- Almost exactly HK$2 million was raised by our silent auction that featured a plethora of Philippine artwork and trips.
We were streaming the event live last night and we had 76 viewers from around the world watching, bidding, tweeting, and emailing for more than four hours. In addition, the ICM staff from our bases in the Philippines were awed by the event and by your generosity. They cheered every single bid!
Whether you were with us last night at the Convention Centre, watching online, or with us in spirit, we thank you for your continued support of ICM.
With much gratitude,
Chair of the Board
International Care Ministries