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Get to Know Charities: Box of Hope

Box of Hope means exactly that. A box filled with hope. It’s about children helping children. Box of Hope was founded in 2008 by two women who wanted to teach their children about the act of giving to others. For the children who receive these gifts, it brings joy and a smile on their face.

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Get to Know Charities: Pro Bono HK

Solving eviction frictions in our city of lights.
Return recently to the office, it was a little unsettling to not see the familiar office cleaner with her vacuum and duster as I sipped my coffee – not just for a day but for a whole two weeks, there was no usual whizz and vroom around the corridor in the mornings.

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Get to Know Charities: YAMA Foundation

Haven’t we had enough of sitting still? Not quite for some…

For many of us, the last few years of confinement have tested our ability to “sit still”. We were not able to travel, take a holiday abroad or even swim at the beach freely.

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Get to Know Charities: Splash Foundation

Splash Foundation provides free swimming programmes to migrant workers and refugees as well as children from underprivileged backgrounds. They believe that everyone should have a chance to learn a sport that can not only save lives but help build confidence and social connection.

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Get to Know Charities: Golden Age Foundation

Golden Age Foundation is a multi-sector platform that fosters the development of smart ageing cities in Asia. They generate impactful ideas, develop the golden age economy and provide events and training to empower “Golden Agers” (those > 45 years of age) to continue purposeful, healthy and quality lives.

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Get to Know Charities: The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

Every year, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 3 December which aims to promote the rights of people with disabilities in all aspects so that they can live in a fair and barrier-free society. The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation (HKSR) shares the same goal by not only providing physically rehabilitation service, but also focusing on disease prevention, health promotion and health-risk factor assessments.

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Get to Know Charities: Empathy for the Elderly

The name ‘Empathy for Elderly’ is self-explanatory : able to step into senior citizens’ shoes and feel how they feel. This charitable organisation aims to nurture empathy and compassion in the community so that the public will understand more about the mental and physical needs of golden agers. Since 2013, volunteers have actualised its mission through their services.

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Get to Know Charities: DADs Network

Have you ever thought about how fathers can influence their children’s social and emotional development? See how DADs Network promotes active fathering, building stronger and more positive family relationships.

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Get to Know Charities: Harmony House

Established as the first shelter for abused women and children in Hong Kong 35 years ago, Harmony House has developed into a one-stop anti-domestic violence service agency, tackling the social problems of domestic violence.

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Get to Know Charities: Tai Po Baptist Church Social Service

Tai Po Baptist Church Social Service (TPBCSS) was restructured in January 2010 from a social service centre originally established in 2003 by the Tai Po Baptist Church. TPBCSS is a localised, self-financed organisation that comprises four service units, namely: (i) the Tai Po Baptist Church Social Service Centre, (ii) integrated family service, (iii) social work and (iv) children’s learning and development.

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Get to Know Charities: Light On Charity

Light On Charity works with Edventure Nepal, a children’s home, and other community organisations in South Asia to provide disaster relief, while nurturing cultural exchange and improving local children’s access to education through fundraising and school rebuilding projects.

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Get to Know HK Charities: Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre, Social Welfare

Founded in 1963, the Methodist Epworth Village Community Centre (the Centre) is a diversified social service organisation, with a focus on the eastern district of Hong Kong Island. The Centre currently serves a wide range of beneficiaries including schools, children, youth, families, ethnic minorities, the golden aged and the elderly. The Centre’s mission is to care for all through quality service.

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Get to Know Charities: Hope of the City

Hope of the City works with volunteers to provide services to the community in Sham Shui Po ranging from English lessons for mothers while their children are at school, to tutoring for their school-going children, excursions and outings, to visits to elderly living by themselves.

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Get to Know Charities: Voice for Prisoners

Voice for Prisoners (VFP) supports prisoners in Hong Kong to overcome the many challenges faced behind bars, providing humanitarian aid and assistance through various prison programmes including advancing education, prison visitations, mailing and, in certain limited circumstances, case assistance.

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Get to Know Charities: The French Chamber Foundation

The French Chamber Foundation is a charitable organization launched in 2015 by the French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Its program, “Make It Work HK” (MIW), aims to  empower the working poor by providing them with the tools to improve their well-being and livelihood.

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Get to Know Charities: Clean Air Network

Through the three pillars of their strategy: building public knowledge, collaborating strategically with different sectors, and advocating policy and solutions to our government, Clean Air Network (CAN) works to clean Hong Kong’s air.

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MakerBay

Get to Know Charities: MakerBay

MakerBay’s vision is to empower youth to innovate solutions for real-life situations. By studying the basic components of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Maths), students are taught to address social, economic, and environmental issues in a holistic and critical manner.

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Get to Know Charities: Child Welfare Scheme

Meet Avi Rai and Darshan Shakya, managers at Child Welfare Scheme (CWS), an NGO that provides education, protection, and vocational guidance to disadvantaged Nepalese youth. Both of Nepalese heritage, Avi and Darshan have a long history together. Their friendship goes back to their days living in Singapore, where they were roommates.

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