Dear Friends of ACF,
Thanks to you, the American Club Foundation helped touch the lives of more people in 2020 than ever before. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we found new ways to provide help where it was needed: donating tablet computers so that underprivileged children can participate in on-line classes; creating exercise videos for the homebound elderly; and putting together care packages and making hand sanitizer for those most in need. Additionally, the ACF worked with other pillars of the American community in Hong Kong to raise HK$4 million for the Hong Kong Community Recovery Fund.
In 2021, we will continue working to bring our community together in order to help those who face increased hardship as a result of COVID-19. We will listen to our local community and NGO partners and respond to their needs in the best way that we can. Together, we can amplify our impact to help even more people, and touch even more lives. I hope that you will join us for one or more of these very special events.
We are starting off the year with an activity to put food on the table for the elderly and impoverished in Sham Shui Po. After Chinese New Year, we will bring back our popular reading program for underprivileged kids in Chai Wan. The health and safety of the community is our top priority and all of our activities will either be conducted on Zoom or following social distancing measures. Please see our Volunteer Opportunities page for more information on our current programs.
As always, thank you for your continued support and I hope to meet you at one of our programs soon!
CEO, American Club Foundation
RICE PACKING - January 30, 2021
On January 30, the ACF gathered volunteers to pack rice to be delivered to the
underpriviledged who rely on food donations each week. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped pack rice and to our NGO partner for J-Life Foundation who delivered five hundred 1kg bags of rice to the needy on our behalf.
THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS WHO SUPPORTED SEASON OF GIVING EVENTS
The ACF would like to thank all volunteers and American Club members who supported our Season of Giving Events in December. Though two of our events were cancelled due to heightened COVID restrictions, members and their children still helped us write over 300 Christmas cards that were included in food packs given to the underprivileged in collaboration with Feeding Hong Kong. We also participated in a successful virtual Christmas reading party for the underprivileged in collaboration with Bring Me A Book and the St. James Settlement Jockey Club Chai Wan Integrated Services Centre. We also want to give a special thanks to the Girl Scouts who wrote 200 Christmas cards to include in our Feeding Hong Kong food packs and also to Club members who donated Christmas gifts for our Christmas reading party with underprivileged children.