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28 June 2019
 
The Community Chest 50th Annual General Meeting
A Year of Celebrations
 
 
At the Community Chest 50th Annual General Meeting held yesterday (June 27), President Mr Charles Y K Lee, GBM, JP gave a special thank-you to stakeholders – member agencies, beneficiaries, board and committees, donors, as well as the general public for their contribution to the organisation in the past 50 years, in the hope that such support is to continue in the years to come.   
 
To celebrate the auspicious year with Chest friends and supporters, a series of anniversary events were organised, with efforts to engage young people, Mr Lee added.   
 
In 2019/2020, over HK$296 million goes to the Chest’s 163 member social welfare agencies. In addition to the funding of regular services, over HK$60,310,000 is allocated to 22 Time Limited Projects (Attachment I), and more than HK$6 million on Capital Project Fund for renovation and enhancing facilities of 18 member agencies.
 
In terms of new agency admission, the Chest welcomed two new members. They are: Wu Oi Christian Centre which provides rehabilitation services to drug users, and public education about the dangers of drug use; and Youth Diabetes Action which sets up communication and support network for diabetic patients and their parents.
 
In 2018/2019, the Rainbow Fund allocated over HK$11 million to 3,700 beneficiaries, out of which more than HK$1.4 million was used to help families of victims from fatal accidents. The fund aims to provide immediate financial aid to people in emergency situations and financial crisis.
 
On the same occasion, 12 new members were elected to the 2019/2020 Board of Directors (Attachment II) for 12 nominees. After the meeting, Mr Charles Y K Lee, GBM, JP, expressed his gratitude to six retiring Board Members for their contribution to the Chest. They included Mr Lawrence Ho; Mr Kong Churk-hoi, Billy, BBS, MH, JP; Mr Lionel Lam Kin, PDSM, CPM; Ms Rose W M Lee, JP; Mr Lui Yiu-tung, Francis and Mr Charles C L Yang, BBS, JP.
 
Attachment I:
2019/2020 Time Limited Projects
Names of Member Agencies
Project Names
The following project will be supported for 1 year:
1.
Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Union Hong Kong Limited
Neighbourhood Support to Elderly People Living in Private Residential Care Home
The following projects will be supported for 2 years:
2.
Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims Limited
Industrial Accident Victims - Ma Ma Enhancement Group
3.
Caritas – Hong Kong
Grains of Soul : Community Support Programme on Psychological Wounds
4.
Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service - Hong Kong
Project Legacy - Grand Club
5.
Hans Andersen Club Limited
Intergenerational Story Adventure
6.
Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association
SweetieLand
7.
Hong Kong PHAB Association
Life Wish Project
8.
Hong Kong Society for the Blind
Communicator Guide Service for the Deafblind
9.
Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
You Are Not Alone
10.
Suicide Prevention Services Limited
Photography Link YOUTH
The following projects will be supported for 3 years:
11.
Asbury Methodist Social Service
Tsuen Wan Power Up Community Development Project
12.
Association of Evangelical Free Churches of Hong Kong
Project Nearby: Repositioning Community Physical Exercise and Rehabilitation Facilities, Pain Management and Fall Prevention Project on Elderly, Family and Community Perspective
13.
Caritas – Hong Kong
"Arts, Create, Heal" Adolescent Emotional Wellness Project
14.
Christian Family Service Centre
Blessing Belly - Renal Care (CAPD) Service
15.
Christian Family Service Centre
Dental Care Action
16.
Christian Family Service Centre
Hand in Hand - To Co-create Harmonious School Environment Project
17.
Hong Kong ABWE Social Services
"Love & Care” Project for Frail Elders & Carers
18.
Hong Kong Federation of the Blind
WeTV Project
19.
Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres Limited
Co-Creating Women Workplaces
20.
Methodist Church Hong Kong - Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service
An Energising Project For Children in the Crucible of Poverty
21.
Society for AIDS Care Limited
Mindfulness-based Mental Health Supportive Programme for People Living with HIV (PLHIV)
22.
St. James' Settlement
Future Explorer - Youth Career Development Programme
Total allocation amounted to over HK$60,310,000.
  
 
Attachment II:
2019/2020 Board of Directors Nominees
1.
Mr Anson Chan
Chairman & CEO, Bonds Group of Companies
2.
Dr Chan Wong Shui, Pamela, BBS, JP
 
3.
Ms Cheung Ming Ming, Anna
Chief Executive, Jardine Pacific Limited
4.
Mr Chu Kwok Leung, Ivan
Chairman, John Swire & Sons (China) Ltd
5.
Mr Fung Yue Chun, Stephen
China President, Fung Group
6.
Dr. Kong Tak Ho, BBS, JP
Chairman, Lai Tak Holdings Limited
7.
Dr Kwok Siu Ming, Simon, SBS, JP 
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Sa Sa International
Holdings Limited
8.
Dr Siu Chi Shing, Gerald
Director, San Ho Enterprises Ltd
9.
Mr Sun Tao Hung, Stanley
Managing Director, Fuji Photo Products Co Ltd
10.
Mr Woo Chun Kuen, Douglas, JP
Chairman and Managing Director, Wheelock and Company Limited
11.
Mr Yu Chung Hang, Lucian
Director, Lotus Tours Limited
12.
Mr Jonathan Zeman
CEO & Director, Lan Kwai Fong Group
 
 

 

 

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 2.5 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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