Get to Know Charities: Youth With a Mission Tuen Mun (YWAM Tuen Mun)

Youth With a Mission Tuen Mun (YWAM Tuen Mun) is a Hong Kong charity that aims to serve the vulnerable of Hong Kong Kong. The organization serves mainly groups at risk, such as the elderly-at-risk, underprivileged children and street sleepers. YWAM is one of the few charities in Hong Kong that has a focus on the cardboard collectors in the city. They are currently running a citywide project Shine HK to share useful kits, love and care to the cardboard collectors. YWAM also noticed the need for friendships for children during the lockdown, thus they running a weekly zoom camp for children across Asia-Pacific.

YWAM operates a food bank from surplus donations to fight against food waste and to help alleviate poverty for those to whom food is distributed. YWAM has established 3 food assistance programs in the Tuen Mun area and helped 11 organizations to multiply their model of food assistance program in other parts of Hong Kong. YWAM also aims to serve smaller scale charities that might not have manpower by picking up, sorting and delivering food to their doorsteps free of charge. YWAM’s food bank serves 56 charities throughout Hong Kong, reaching 8,000 service users a month.

YWAM Tuen Mun welcomes in-kind food, clothing and pandemic item donations. We rely solely on donations to operate and are in need of volunteers and interns.

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