26 July 2019
The Community Chest 2018/2019 Corporate and Employee Contribution Programme (CECP)
Raises Over HK$157 Million To Help People In Need
With the support from 680 companies, organisations and government departments, CECP has raised over HK$157 million in the campaign year 2018/2019. All donation raised were passed on in full to the Chest’s 163 member social welfare agencies, with no deduction for administrative expenses, to help more than 2.5 million people in need in Hong Kong.
At the CECP Cheque and Award Presentation Ceremony on 20 May 2019, Mr Vernon Moore, BBS, CECP Organising Committee Chairman and his Co-Chairmen paid tribute to corporate donors with outstanding contributions.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited raised over HK$14 million and won the “Magnificent Award” for the 18th consecutive year. With the support of staff and the dollar-to-dollar matching donation by the Hongkong Bank Foundation, the Bank was also the Top Donor of “Green Day”, “Love Teeth Day”, “Skip Lunch Day” and Top Fund-raiser of the “Employee Contribution Programme”.
Ding Kuen Charity Fund won the “Magnificent Award” with a donation of HK$6.7 million. The Jardine Matheson Group, Maxim’s Group, The S H Ho Foundation Limited and Wharf Real Estate Investment Company Limited each received the “Distinguished Award”.
In addition, employees from around 520 organisations helped raise over HK$11 million. The Top Three Donors of “Employee Contribution Programme” were: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Citi and The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited respectively. Citi’s “Rainbow Day” raised over HK$1.1 million and the company was presented with “Highest Donation Award” in Donation Drive. Employees from The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited received “Highest Donation Award” for their charity efforts through “CARE Scheme”.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited won the “Magnificent Award” for the 18th consecutive year by raising over HK$14 million in 2018/2019 Corporate & Employee Contribution Programme. Ms Tina Li (right) and Ms Elizabeth To (left), Senior Corporate Sustainability Managers Asia-Pacific, HSBC received the Award from Mr Vernon Moore, BBS (Centre), CECP Organising Committee Chairman.
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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