Thank you to our volunteers!
RICE PACKING - January 30, 2021
On Saturday, 30 January, 2021 volunteers and American Club staff helped the ACF pack 500kg of rice into 1kg bags to be handed out to underprivileged elderly in Sham Shui Po. Our partner, J Life Foundation, runs an amazing food hand-out program that supports 160 elderly and 500 impoverished families each week. Thank you to everyone who helped us pack rice in January. Your efforts made a difference!
Sharing The Love of Reading and Teaching English with
Bring Me A Book
Saturday, 27 February 2021
Saturday, 6, 13, 20 March 2021
Over four weekends in March and April 33 volunteers read books over Zoom to 13 underprivileged children in a program co-sponsored by Bring Me A Book and the St. James Settlement Jockey Club Chai Wan Integrated Services Centre. Thank you to all our volunteers for giving their time to work with children who do not normally get a chance to listen to books being read to them in English. Jaiden Poon is a HKIS High School student who has volunteered a number of times with this reading program. Jaiden says “I feel very strongly that a responsible citizen of the community should give back to society, and it’s great that through this program I can give back in a way which I really enjoy.” We are so glad that all our volunteers have had such a great experience with this program!
HONG KONG COMMUNITY RECOVERY FUND
Thank you to all the donors who contributed to the Hong Kong Community Recovery Fund (HKCRF)! In early February, our NGO beneficiaries received cheques from us to fund their vital work in the community. Together we have raised HK$4,000,000 to support twelve NGOs across various sectors. Our funds provide crucial support at a time when COVID continues to have a negative impact in our community. Please visit the HKCRF website to learn more about the charities we are supporting.