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26 June 2018
 
New Housing Project Highlights Community Chest Efforts to Help HK,
Chest President Announced at 49th Annual General Meeting
 
The Community Chest of Hong Kong President Mr Charles Y K Lee, GBM, JP, today (26 June) announced at its 49th Annual General Meeting that the Chest had taken the initiative to fund a new project – Community Housing Movement – alongside its allocation of HK$290 million to services offered by its 162 member agencies, in its efforts to help the people of Hong Kong.
 
Last September, the Chest allocated HK$50 million to fund The Community Housing Movement, a pilot project with the aim to provide 500 co-living housing units within three years for people waiting for government housing. In addition to the funding of hardware expenses, another HK$28 million has been budgeted for support services for the residents. This landmark project underscores the Chest’s resolve to provide new services, and sets the scene for its 50th anniversary coming November.
 
Aside from regular service funding, over HK$59 million is used for 20 Time Limited Projects, and more than HK$6.1 million for Capital Project Fund for renovation and enhancing facilities of 20 member agencies. Please refer to attachment I for full list of Time Limited Projects.
 
During the year of reporting, the Chest welcomed two new member agencies. They are: Changing Young Lives Foundation which helps induce self-confidence and positive value in young people, and explores their potential; and Community CareAge Foundation Limited which provides healthcare services to the elderly and supports their caregivers.
 
Another designated fund, “The Community Chest Rainbow Fund”, which helps people in emergency situations and financial crisis, and supports survivors and victims of accidents and natural disasters, had allocated an accumulated amount of nearly HK$126 million to benefit more than 55,000 people as at 31 March 2018.
 
On the same occasion, new members were elected to the 2018/2019 Board of Directors, please refer to Attachment II for 19 nominees. After the meeting, Mr Charles Y K Lee, GBM, JP, expressed his gratitude to eleven retiring Board Members for their contribution to the Chest. They included Mrs Wendy Tong Barnes; Mr Anson Chan; Dr Aron Harilela, JP; Mr M N Melwani, MH, JP; Mr Leon Lai, BBS, MH; Mr Lincoln Leong, JP; Mr Jeremy Parr; Mr John Slosar; Mr Stanley Sun; Most Rev. Michael Yeung and Mr Lucian Yu.
 
About The Community Chest of Hong Kong
The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded, nor operated by the Government. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events to benefit over 160 member social welfare agencies that reach out to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development. The Chest’s administrative expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments. This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors. For more information, please visit our website www.commchest.org.
 
Attachment I:
2018/2019 Time Limited Projects
Names of Member Agencies
Project Names
The following project will be supported for 1 year:
1.
St. James' Settlement
Con-NEET – Connecting the NEET Youth with Community & Family Support
The following projects will be supported for 2 years:
2.
Association of Evangelical Free Churches of Hong Kong, The
Paving a Brighter Future (Extension Project)
3.
Christian Family Service Centre
The Specific Home Care Support Service for People with Dementia
4.
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited
“Little Steps” School Social Work Stationing at Kindergartens Project
5.
Methodist Church Hong Kong – Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service
Discover Talents through Happy Training
6.
Playright Children's Play Association
Hospital Play Service at Tseung Kwan O Hospital
7.
Project Concern Hong Kong
Dental Care Sponsorship Programme for the Needy Intellectual Disability and Secondary School Students and Their Families
The following projects will be supported for 3 years:
8.
Asbury Methodist Social Service
Outreaching Family Social Worker Scheme
9.
Caritas – Hong Kong
Sexuality Wellness Project – Youth Sexual Counselling Service
10.
Caritas – Hong Kong
Early Identification and Promotion of Mental Health through Community-based Prevention Programme for Individual Struggling with Depression and Anxiety Symptoms
11.
Caritas – Hong Kong
Caritas Life Navigation Project for Young People
12.
Christian Family Service Centre
Outreach Support Service for Networking People Living in Sub-divided Units
13.
Free Methodist Church of Hong Kong, The
Spreading Happiness and Sustaining Positive Change of 50+ Retired Men’s Support Project
14.
Haven of Hope Christian Service
Healthy Happy Elderly – Community-Based Chronic Disease Management Programme
15.
Hong Kong Family Welfare Society
Parade of Lights – Pilot Project on "Child-focused" Intervention Programme for Children Facing Parental Conflicts / Separation or Divorce
16.
Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service Lutheran Church – Hong Kong Synod
Care in North – Supporting Service for Subdivided Units
17.
Hong Kong PHAB Association
Project P.I.L.O. – Transition to Workplace Counselling & Supporting Service for Youth with Learning Difficulties
18.
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
Newlife.330 Kids & Parenting Well-being Programme
19.
Salvation Army, The
Step Forward: Pre-employment Service for the Ethnic Minority
20.
Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service
“I am Here” Dementia Care Management and Support Service for the Carer of Elderly with Dementia
Total allocation amounted to over HK$59 million.
 
Attachment II:
2018/2019 Board of Directors Nominees
1.
The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBS, JP
Chairman, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
2.
Dr John C C Chan, GBS, JP
Campaign Committee Co-Chairman, The Community Chest of Hong Kong
3.
Ms Cheang Wai Wan, Louisa
Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive, Hang Seng Bank Limited
4.
Ms Chiu Wing Kwan, Winnie, JP
President & Executive Director, Dorsett Hospitality International
5.
Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, GBS, JP
Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
6.
Dr David J Harilela
Chief Executive Officer, David Harilela Group
7.
Ms Mary Huen
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited 
8.
Dr Kam Chak Pui, Jacob
Managing Director – Operations and Mainland Business, MTR Corporation Limited
9.
Mrs Ann Kung
Deputy Chief Executive, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
10.
Mr Adam Kwok
Executive Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
11.
Mr Frank Y C Lyn
Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
12.
Mr Man Ka Keung, Simon
Member of Executive Committee & General Manager of Accounts Department, CK Asset Holdings Limited
13.
Mr Vernon F Moore, BBS
Executive Director, CITIC Pacific Limited
14.
Ms Ng Yin Yee, Angel
Chief Executive Officer for Citi Hong Kong and Macau, Citibank, N.A.
15.
Mr Peter H Pang, JP
Chairman, Chang Win Garment Manufacturing Co Ltd
16.
Mr Pong Kin Yee, Paulo
Managing Director, Altaya Group International Limited
17.
Mr Stan Tang
Chairman, Stan Group (Holdings) Limited
18.
Mr Kenichi Yamato
President, The Hongkong Japanese Club
19.
Mrs Irene Yau Lee Che-Yun, ISO
Public Relations Committee Chairman, The Community Chest of Hong Kong
 
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