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Mission gets strong support for its fundraising lucky draw

23 December 2021

By Vir B. Lumicao 

Nearly all the tickets were sold before the raffle draw held at St John's Li Hall on Sunday

Migrant workers have joined forces with other members of the community to help a leading non-government organization raise funds to enable it to continue supporting foreign helpers.

Cynthia Abdon-Tellez, general manager of Mission for Migrant Workers, announced that more than 90% its Annual Lucky Draw 2021 tickets had been bought up by the time selling ended ahead of the lottery on Sunday afternoon, Dec 19.


Just a week ago, Tellez said the Mission had a deficit of $170,000 for this year, as the number of distressed workers it helped had tripled due to difficult conditions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Those who needed help were not only workers dismissed prematurely by employers who relocated to their home countries or who did not like the helper, but also new arrivals who appealed for help from their quarantine sites.


Tellez thanked all those who supported the fundraising, from those who donated the people to those who bought or helped sell the tickets.

Daniel Feldman, chairman of the MFMW advisory board, was impressed at the workload the Mission has in its hands and expressed his excitement at the challenges that would take the Church-based NGO “to the next high level.”


“We are happy to see that encouraging work has been done so far and everyone of us from the advisory board wants to chime in and be a part of that beautiful movement and the great work that you do,” Feldman said.

“We’re looking very much forward to that and to all challenges that are obvious, but we are very promising as well in our support and try to do our very best to bring the Mission into that space.”

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Feldman spoke after helping draw the winning tickets for the 13 prizes that were given to the lucky ticket buyers. Members of the MFMW advisory board, Mission staff, representatives of the St Joseph Catholic Church Women, United Filipinos HK-Migrante, Bethune House Women, Bayan Hong Kong-Macau, Asian Migrants Coordinating Body, Indonesian women’s group and other community groups attended the event at the Mission’s office at St John’s Cathedral on Garden Road

The top prize was this donated laptop computer 

The prizes and winning tickets are as follows:

1. Acer Swift 3 Laptop – 006366

2. 48-hour Feast Staycation Package for 2 – 016239

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8” – 015148

4. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8” – 018378    

5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G – 005727

6. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G – 018632

7. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G – 007858

8. 3-course Executive Lunch for 2 Persons – 006259

9. 3-course Executive Lunch for 2 Persons – 014360    

10. Xiaomi Mi Air SE Wireless headset – 004938 

11. Xiaomi Mi Air SE Wireless headset – 011579

12. Xiaomi Mi Air SE Wireless headset – 002108

13. Xiaomi Mi Air SE Wireless headset – 020670

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