Hidden Hi Fi: Cultural Scavenger Hunt and Fundraiser


 January 28, 2017

Pilipino Workers Center x Filipino American Service Groups, Inc
Annual Fundraiser

Check In at 9:00am

Challenge from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Merienda Afterwards


Register Your Team Now Here!

Support the Teams!


Due to the increased number of interested teams, we have decided to postpone our fundraiser until January 28, 2017.

Explore the cultural gems of Hi Fi (Historic Filipinotown) – Team Scavenger Hunt style. Meet Filipino-specific challenges (from a Balut eating contest to dancing Tinikling to the beat of Bebot by the Black Eyed Peas!). Have fun, Discover Historic Filipinotown and Support Pilipino Workers Center and Filipino American Service Groups, Inc while doing it!

pwc-photo-9Want to have a fun, cultural adventure in Historic Filipinotown (A.K.A. Hi Fi) where you get to use your brain and your senses to uncover history, cultural values and hidden information? Want to not only learn more about Filipino Culture, but also contribute to building the community’s power and voice? Well then we have the event for you! Join PWC x FASGI’s annual fundraiser, Hidden Hi Fi – A Cultural Scavenger Hunt and Challenge! Form a Team and join the Hunt where you will use your skills to solve clues, find hidden treasures and take cultural challenges. You may find yourself meeting a little-known community hero, tasting a Filipino food challenge or receiving your very own Filipino nickname!


You will be having a blast while building your bayanihan spirit (spirit of collective volunteerism to help others) by asking your friends and family and even your Facebook fans to donate money to sponsor you and your Team to take this challenge.  We will provide you with materials and online tools to make the hi fi jeepney webpageprocess fun and easy.  Your Team will have its very own Hidden HiFi web-page.  You and your team choose your fundraising goal! This is a real community-building event!


Hidden Hi-Fi is a 2 hour challenge from 10am – 12pm and you and your team will have a chance to explore Historic Filipinotown while also completing many different cultural Filipino challenges. It will also test your ability to strategize. Challenges range from food and language to traditional dance challenges. In addition to the challenges, your team will be given clues that will take you all around Historic Filipinotown, you’ll see places you didn’t know existed. You will get to visit different historical sites in the neighborhood as well as get a chance to catch a ride in an authentic Sarao Jeepney from the Philippines. You can solve your clues in any order you wish. Most teams probably will not solve all of the clues within the time limit. It’ll be up to you to strategize how best to use your time – and each other – to correctly solve as many clues and challenges as possible.


PWC Hi Fi Jeepney from Public Matters on Vimeo.

Big thank you to Public Matters and PDUB Productions for their Hidden Hi Fi series!




Please register by Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Donate to the teams here!

Teams are made up of at least 2 and up to 4 people. Give yourself a Team name (example: “Hi Fi History-makers”). Each team must assign 1 captain. That person must be comfortable working with the judges and will receive all email communications leading up to the event. All ages are welcomed! We just ask that if you have children on your team that the adult be your team captain. Everyone on your team will get their very own Hidden Hi Fi tshirt! Teams participating on behalf of an organization will have the chance to have their organization’s logo displayed on the back of their team t-shirts.

More about Teams:

  • Each team is asked to fundraise. You get to choose your fundraising goal.
  • Teams have to stay together during the competition
  • Cell phone or digital camera is a must [with public (for the day, at least) social media accounts]
  • Designate a Captain for your team (You know, the Responsible one)
  • Check in begins at 9:00 AM at PWC: 153 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • Captains get the clues at 9:45 AM
  • Teams should make a plan, knock off as many as you can and report back to PWC by 12:00 p.m. (Sorry, no Filipino time)
  • Leave your cars behind. We will provide shuttles for you and your team to get around the neighborhood.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers and Team that raises the most money. Plus many raffle prizes for all participants.

The money raised will support many of the different projects and services that PWC and FASGI provides, i.e. maintaining the Jeepney for the Hi-Fi Jeepney Tours, CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, Lending Circles/Scholarships for DACA/DAPA Recipients, Leadership Development, Summer Activist Training, Caring Across Generations, Low Cost Immigration Services, Workforce Development and more.

Register Your Team Now!

Click Here to Donate to the Teams



Sponsorship Levels

$100 Neighbor: Verbal mention of name at Kick-off and Closing of the event.

$350 History Maker: Sponsor 1 team of 2-4 people plus all mentioned above

$500 Community Builder: Logo placement on event T-shirts plus all mentioned above.

$1000 Bayanihan: All mentioned above plus logo placement on marketing materials (print), Naming of Third Place Trophy, Sponsor one (1) Challenge

$2500 Golden Era: Prominent Logo Placement on Marketing Materials (TV and Print), Naming of Second Place Trophy, Sponsor two (2) Challenges and two (2) teams

$5000 Hi Fi Hero – Presenting Sponsor: Presenting Sponsor of Event (TV and Print), Largest Logo Placement on Marketing Materials, Sponsor four (4) Challenges, Naming of First Place Trophy and three (3) teams

To become a sponsor, click here




For more information about Hidden Hi Fi, volunteering, registering, sponsorship, etc,
please contact Emi at emi@pwcsc.org or 213-250-4353