With the support of WeChat, the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) introduces a new payment channel to support world emergency relief work via WeChat’s advanced Payment Platform. This innovative partnership will enable donors to make contributions to emergency relief efforts on their smartphones simply and efficiently.
The new WeChat donation function supports UNICEF’s recent initiatives, such as the Cyclone Pam situation in Vanuatu, the ongoing Syria crisis and the recent Nepal Earthquake. By improving fundraising efficiency, WeChat and UNICEF are empowering millennials to become more involved in relief work and to give back to the global community.
“Social media is now indispensable for youth. The introduction of WeChat Payment will help cultivate support for UNICEF HK from youngsters and provide a more convenient and effective channel for public donations, supporting UNICEF’s humanitarian relief work,” said Mr. David Fong, Chairman of the Fundraising Committee of UNICEF HK.
Everyone could use extra cash and WeChat’s recent strategic investment in M4JAM (Money for Jam), a microjobbing service, will help you do exactly that.
Launched in August 2014, M4JAM has grown quickly in South Africa through its promise of ‘Easy Work. Easy Money’ and is now preparing to expand globally. Andre Hugo, co-founder and Chief Jammer at M4JAM, says they are ready to focus on creating even more jobs across different sectors globally with the support of WeChat.
“With the opportunity to earn extra cash and supplement their incomes, our jobbers are strongly invested in our platform, providing real insights, in real-time and solving real business issues for companies. This begs the question of brands – can we afford not to be on-board?” Hugo says.
How Does it Work?
The jobber’s quality of work determines their M4JAM’s jobber rankings. A higher rank helps to get higher paying jobs, leading to more extra cash.
Meet Taylor McEnery, a 20-year-old aspiring model from Chicago, whose dream is about to become a reality. She will be walking in renown fashion designer, Vivienne Tam’s show at New York Fashion Week tomorrow as the winner of our Next International Supermodel Contest. The world will see her strut her stuff on the catwalk wearing pieces from the designer’s new Spring 2015 line.
“It’s a mix of nerves and excitement but definitely more excitement as I am getting to realize a lifelong dream of walking the runway in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC!” said McEnery. “And to wear Vivienne Tam’s designs is icing on the cake!”
This February, WeChat and Vivienne Tam announced the fashion meets technology partnership to connect both designer and fans for an event as exclusive as New York Fashion Week. Fans could chat with Vivienne by following her on WeChat (VTamFashion) and receive an inside look at her design process. Not to mention, the audience of her Fall 2014 show used the app’s group chat feature to discuss the collection as it walked the runway.
For the Spring 2015 NYC show, WeChat and Vivienne Tam took the theme of connection to the next level with the Next International Supermodel Contest. Super girls from around the world were invited to download the app and submit their application. Vivienne then selected the top three finalists and opened it up for the community to vote.