About CSR

AustCham Shanghai runs an active Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and annually donates to nominated charitable organisations operating within China. Over the past 25 years The AustCham Shanghai has donated more than RMB 5.6 million.

Our CSR partners for the 2020 and 2021 period include Chunhui Children's Foundation, Lifeline Shanghai, The Renewal Center, Shanghai Sunrise, HandsOn Shanghai. The Chamber will partner with these organisations for the next two years.

Through a range of events provided for our membership base, we will be able to leverage the collective will of our members, and the Australian business community to give back to the city and community that we love.

AustCham Shanghai also runs a Request for Proposal (RFP) process so as to inform and engage community partners who would like to be part of our ongoing CSR program. We will run the next RFP process in late 2021.

If you are interested or able to help support our CSR program by donating raffle and auction prizes, please contact: anna-may.isbey@austchamshanghai.com.

Chunhui Children's Foundation

Chunhui Children provides care and support for orphaned and rural left behind children. They focus on ensuring these children are provided with consistent family-like love to ensure the greatest possible support.

AustCham will support Chunhui by helping bring infant and toddlers with life threatening diseases to Beijing and Shanghai where they can receive the medical care they need.

Chunhui Children's Foundation
86-10-8532 6886

Lifeline Shanghai

Lifeline Shanghai provides a helpline for the English-speaking community across China with free, confidential, and anonymous emotional support via telephone (021) 6279 8990 and online chat 10AM to 10PM, 365 days a year.

Lifeline Shanghai's trained helpline assistants respect everyone's right to be heard, understood, and cared for. They are ready to listen and support, helping you to gain another perspective and connecting you with other support services as needed.

Through community engagement programs, Lifeline Shanghai continues to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and fights the stigma in talking about it. We listen. We care.

Coreene Horenko
(021) 6279 8990

The Renewal Center

The Renewal Center, Shanghai is a drop-in resource center and employment assistance initiative for Shanghai’s homeless population. Established in 2008 as a grassroots civil society organization in Shanghai, the center currently receives around 70-80 guests weekly for basic services of showers and laundry. The majority of its guests are male rural-urban migrants and over half were born after 1980. Their soft-skills training program and employment assistance initiative began in 2009 in cooperation with MAYA and also spurred the launch of our citizenship assistance and residency programs.

Jimmy McWhinney

Shanghai Sunrise

Shanghai Sunrise promotes education in Shanghai by facilitating sponsorships for thousands of students who otherwise would not have a chance to attend. Since 1996, the organisation has raised almost 11,000 scholarships; but there is more work to be done. Shanghai Sunrise is a non-profit organization raising funds for educational scholarships for underprivileged and at-risk young people in Shanghai.

AustCham Shanghai will support the charity by covering the cost of three years of tuition fee for 9 students.

Amber Aldred