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13 March 2019
 
Social Innovation In Motion Competition
Students Awarded for Innovative Social Service and Fund-raising Ideas
 
22 local tertiary students from six teams were awarded for their innovative social service, and fund-raising ideas for The Community Chest. They were winners at the final of the Social Innovation In Motion Competition, a community project to mark the 50th Anniversary of The Community Chest, on 9 March at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.
 
The champion, first and second runner-up teams won cash prizes of $50000, $30000 and $20000 respectively, and internship opportunities. The competition received a total of 97 entries in two categories: Social service, and fund-raising ideas, 16 of them were shortlisted by the judges into the final. Below were a listing of the awarded entries, and their brief description.
 
Social Service Winners
Fundraising Ideas Winners
Champion
weCareBill:
Provide data to help cancer patients make a realistic budget plan about their medication expenses.
Champion
公益鐘,早收工:
To make a donation to The Community Chest, and get to leave work an hour early.
1st Runner-up
香城樹Lone:
To develop an apps to help young people with emotional issues.
1st Runner-up
Draw for Hong Kong:
To make a donation through participation in public-art project.
2nd Runner-up
Eye Can Shop:
To give the visually impaired the experience of grocery shopping without the help of others.
2nd Runner-up
逃出困境,靠你!:
To make a donation by taking part in a real-life game of escape.
 
The event was officiated at by The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Organising Committee Chairman Dr Dennis Sun, BBS, JP, who said “the competition served to bring young people to the Chest cause by making their think more about the underprivileged people in Hong Kong”.
 
The Community Chest would like to thank the competition’s judges from the industries: Founder of Esperanza and former financial secretary Mr John Tsang; Policy Innovation and Coordination Unit Deputy Director Mr Donald Chen; Facebook Creative Strategist Greater China Region Mr Frankie Luk; Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong Mr Francis Ngai; Associate Director (Innovation) of Sino Land Company Ltd Ir Andrew Young; Founder and CEO of Diamond Cab Ms Doris Leung; and Founder and CEO of Toast Communications Ltd Mr Vincent Tsui.
 
Judges from The Community Chest were: Admissions, Budget and Allocation Committee Chairman Mr Charles Yang, BBS, JP; Campaign Committee Co-chairman Mr Paulo Pong, JP; and Public Relations Committee Member Mr Ivan Yau.
 
The Community Chest also wished to express its gratitude to the competition’s sole sponsor, Sino Group, for their generosity.
 
Photo Caption:
 
Photo 1:
Congratulations to team公益鐘,早收工, the Fundraising Stream Champion.

Photo 2:
Congratulations to team weCareBill, the Social Innovation Stream Champion.

Photo 3:
All participants and judges of The Community Chest 50th Anniversary Social Innovation In Motion Competition.
 
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. It celebrated its 50th Anniversary on 8 November 2018. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 member social welfare agencies to provide services 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 administration 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.
 
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