The day of the big night is upon us: Chi Fan For Charity (CFFC) starts Saturday night (tonight) at 7.30pm at more than 50 restaurants around Beijing.

With the after-party hosted by Xian at EAST Hotel Beijing, CFFC has arranged shuttle buses for participants from three locations: the intersection of north end of Sanlitun Bar Street and Dongzhimenwai Dajie; Guanghua SOHO; and Gulou/Drum Tower. The Sanlitun shuttle will leave at 9.30pm, 10pm, and 10.30pm. The Guanghua SOHO shuttle departs at 9.30pm. The Gulou/Drum Tower shuttle also leaves at 9.30pm.

Private car shuttle service Uber is also offering discounts to Chi Fan For Charity participants. New users may receive a RMB 100 credit by using the promotional code CFFC. Existing users can receive 50 percent off their next two rides by using the code HiCFFC.

A few seats still remain for those still wishing to join the fun and support worthy causes. A full list is available here

To date, Chi Fan for Charity has raised about RMB 3.2 million for various charity recipients, mostly through its eat, drink, and be merry events. In 2014, the model will again be extended to two other cities with Chi Fan for Charity events in Shanghai on November 15 and Hong Kong on November 22.

Xian hosts the after-party, where participants will gather after their meals at the more than 50 restaurants across the city. All proceeds go directly to the event's two charity partners, Morning Tears and the United Foundation for China's Health (UFCH). Prices for the event range between RMB 600 and RMB 1,500 per person, depending on the restaurant, and include both the meal and admission to the after-party.

Founded in China in 1998, Morning Tears is an international non-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization that stands up for children of convicts through raising awareness of the issues surrounding such children and capacity building.

UFCH is an organization of caring people committed to doing our very best to improve access to healthcare for these children. The organization states that "receiving the needed medical care not only saves that child’s life, but also gives her a real chance at a future," and they should know, having been in the field for nine years.

Purchase tickets at the CFFC website for Beijing here.

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