A group of volunteer WEC members got together at the Chamber’s theatre to prepare care packages to distribute to families in need ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival. These included daily necessities such as rice, cooking oil, shampoo, body wash and supermarket coupons, as well as some treats like mooncakes and chocolates. Chamber CEO George Leung also dropped by to support the project and to lend a helping hand. The volunteers then delivered the packages to the SoCO centre in Sham Shui Po, where they had a chance to meet some of the beneficiaries.
With the generous support of members, in-kind and cash donations totalling $380,000 were received, benefiting 500 low-income families and individuals.
Lucky Bags to Cheer the Elderly
To show the Chamber’s support to the senior members of our community, Chamber staff took some time on 25 September to pack lucky bags containing rice, crackers, oats, tissue paper and hand sanitizer to distribute to the needy elderly through the Henry G Leong Community Support Centre. The event was organized with the help of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.