Frequently Asked Questions

Branches of Hope is a registered nonprofit whose mission is to restore dignity, justice, and hope to the vulnerable and marginalised in Hong Kong.

We currently serve refugees, asylum seekers, and victims of human trafficking. As our work develops and resources allow, we are open to serving new groups and addressing other concerns in the years to come.

Our organisation’s work is made possible by a network of faithful donors. To learn more, explore our STOP and ROAD programs, visit our donate page, or consider becoming a partner.

Branches of Hope Ltd is granted tax exemption under Section 88 of Hong Kong’s Inland Revenue Ordinance. To get a tax receipt, you will need to provide your full name and email address along with a donation of more than HK$100. We email tax receipts once a year in May.

We issue tax receipts once a year. As long as you’ve provided your donation details (full name and email address), you will receive a tax receipt in May of the calendar year (or that of the following year).

Branches of Hope began under the Refugee Ministry at The Vine Church. In 2012, we became a separate NGO, Vine Community Services Ltd (VCSL), until our name changed in early 2018.

Effective 12 March 2018, Vine Community Services Limited has changed its official name to Branches of Hope Limited.