Frequently Asked Questions


 

What is ADRA’s Privacy Policy?

You can read ADRA’s privacy policy here.

 

How can I make monthly donationS?

You can become a monthly donor by clicking here and entering in the amount you would like to donate per month. Make sure the "Monthly" donate option is checked! 
Thank you for your support! 

 

How can I become involved in ADRA’s programs?

We rely on the support of private individuals, churches, foundations, businesses and schools to fulfill our mission. We’re always developing new ways for supporters to represent ADRA in their communities. Please contact us directly to learn how you can spread the word about ADRA’s work in Hong Kong and China.

 

How does aid reach ADRA’s beneficiaries?

We have a worldwide infrastructure in more than 130 countries that enables the agency to preposition and store aid, such as food, medicines, equipment, emergency supplies, etc. Depending on the type of program and needs, ADRA uses a wide variety of transportation methods to get aid to our beneficiaries— a boat on the Amazon, a truck, a train, a solar-powered refrigerator in a local clinic, mobile units, and even volunteers on foot.

 

Can I sponsor a child through ADRA?

Children are major beneficiaries of our programs, designed to benefit entire communities rather than focus on individuals. As such, ADRA has chosen not to do child sponsorship based fundraising. 

 

Does ADRA accept clothing?

ADRA does not accept used clothing. Often, unsolicited goods like used clothes and canned goods clog transportation routes, hindering supplies from receiving clearance at shipping ports. There is also often significant transportation costs, which could otherwise be spent on additional supplies purchased from in-country sources, which also has the added benefit of stimulating the local economy.

 

What is the best way to help ADRA’s response to a disaster?

Monetary donations are the best, as they allow ADRA to immediately buy items that survivors need. Most essential relief goods are purchased in country to help reach the disaster zone quickly and to help stimulate the local economy.

 

Does ADRA CHINA help in HONG KONG?

As a Hong Kong registered non-profit organisation, ADRA China is committed to making local community service a key component of our work. You can find more details of our local and international projects here.

 

Are ADRA CHINA projects audited?

ADRA China funded projects are all audited yearly in Hong Kong by external auditors. These reports are presented to and reviewed by ADRA’s China's Board of Directors, as well as relevant donor organisations.

 

Are donations to ADRA CHINA tax-exempt?

Yes. ADRA China is a tax-exempt organisation (under the name: ADRA Limited) under Section 88 of the Hong Kong SAR Inland Revenue Ordinance (IRD#536155) . Donations are deductible for income and profits taxes. Tax deduct-ability only applies to donations over $100 HKD given by individuals and entities filing for taxes within the Hong Kong SAR. Anyone giving a qualifying donation directly to ADRA China will receive a receipt from ADRA after each donation. Monthly donors will receive a single receipt at the end of the tax year.

 

How much of private donations are used for direct humanitarian service?

For every $1 given to ADRA China, 90 cents goes directly to supporting the lifesaving programs detailed on this website. Each gift you make will go to the project you choose, or if you have no preference it will be used to support the entire mission of ADRA, wherever the need is greatest.

 

Does ADRA proselytize?

ADRA does not proselytize. God’s love in ADRA’s programs is expressed when it reaches out to those in need regardless of race, gender, and political, or religious affiliation. We work in harmony with a broad array of cultures, traditions, and people of non-Christian faith, respecting the human dignity of all. The positive impact of ADRA’s contribution globally validates our heritage and belief in benevolent giving. 

However ADRA China would be more than happy to speak with your local Hong Kong youth group, company, or other organization about the education and work of a global humanitarian aid and development organization. For more info contact us here

 

How can I volunteer with ADRA China?

We are always in need of volunteers in Hong Kong for various tasks, especially translating English to Chinese. If you are interested please contact us here and we will get back to you with further information soon.

We also organise regular volunteer trips to Mainland China and other countries through the ADRA Connections program. Head here for more information.

 

How can I work for ADRA China?

For job openings in Hong Kong we will advertise through local job position websites as well as through the Seventh Day Adventist Church. If you are interested in working for ADRA you can also send your resume to us at any time and we will notify you first of any suitable job positions should they become available.

 

What does ADRA do?

Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas.

 

What does the name ADRA stand for?

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Founded in 1956 as the Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service and renamed ADRA in 1984, the agency has a long and successful history of providing humanitarian relief and implementing development initiatives.

ADRA China is just one of many offices as part of the ADRA Network to learn more click here