The ACS Community Outreach Team organizes our members to actively support local Shanghai charities through various forms of fundraising such as: art walks, auctions and charity drives. Every year the American Club Shanghai partners with philanthropies throughout Shanghai and the world to help make an impact on the lives of others.

2017-18 Philanthropic Partners

Hand in Hand

Hand In Hand is dedicated to life education and hospice. Established in 2008, Hand in Hand aims, through the methods of training, dissemination, service and advocacy to provide a professional and public participating social environment for hospice.  

  • Concept – honest, brave, passionate, inclusive and creative.   
  • Mission – to teach life education to promote the hospice development.   
  • Vision – to keep dignity, caring, and companionship of life

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart Shanghai is:

  • A registered Chinese charity which provides corrective surgery for indigent Chinese children with congenital heart defects (CHD).
  • Was founded in 2003.
  • Composed entirely of volunteers (from all over the world) with no salaries or commissions paid or deducted from its funds.
  • A charity with no operating budget so that 100% of your donation goes to provide the sponsored children with surgery.
  • A charity that needs and wants volunteers from all backgrounds and skill sets -- Since we are 100% volunteer, we always need help and would love for you to join us!


Lifeline Shanghai is a volunteer based non-profit service that operates an English speaking helpline for the international community.  

  • This essential helpline service provides emotional support and information to callers.   
  • We also connect and refer callers to different services. 
  • Most importantly WE LISTEN.
  • Lifeline Shanghai was started in 2004 and is affiliated with Lifeline International.   
  • We believe that mental health is crucial to well-being and healthy living.   
  • We support the World Health Organization statement: “No Health Without Mental Health"   
  • We believe talking helps and is a strong aid against the challenges and uncertainty we can all face.

Shanghai Sunrise (SHSR)

Shanghai Sunrise raises funds for high school, university, and college scholarships to Shanghai area students from poor, working families.

  • Established in 1996, we are a not for profit volunteer-led organization under the auspices of the Shanghai Charity Foundation.  
  • Our mission is to equip disadvantaged students through education so they are able to lift themselves out of poverty,  achieve fulfilling careers, and be inspired to give back to the community. 

Wuhan Small Protection Animal Association

Wuhan Small Protection Animal AssociationWuhan Small Protection Animal Association (the former Wuhan Stray Pet Rescue Station) is a stray pet protection association.

  • We were founded on July 28, 2006. 
  • Our members include all walks of life as well as different ages. 
  • It is difficult to rescue all the stray animals due to limited funds and spaces so, principally we rescue old, infant, diseased and handicapped stray animals.
  • We facilitate caring humanitarian education for elementary school children that covers a wide range of topics, particularly helping young people and children to develop good character.  These lessons include kindness, responsibility for their behaviors, compassion, passion, sense of justice, as well as respect and caring for all kinds of lives.
  • The association hosts activities of Wuhan Adoption Day every month.