26 September 2019
#WEARTOGO Spreading Goodness Wherever You Go
Community Chest Dress Casual Day 2019
Here we go again! This year’s Community Chest Dress Casual Day will take place on 10 October, a day for students, office executives and participants all around Hong Kong to dress down, enjoy the day and give back to society. To highlight this year’s theme, WEAR TO GO, several artists have joined hands to give this year’s Dress Casual Day a stylish makeover!
Dress Casual Day 2019 was launched on 24 September at The Penthouse, Hang Seng Bank Headquarters and officiated by the Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSARG the Honourable Matthew Cheung in the company of Campaign Committee Chairman Dr Simon Kwok, Dress Casual Day Organising Committee Chairman Mr Donald Lam, and Co-Chairman Mr Benny Wong.
This year’s theme, WEAR TO GO, encourages participants to bring goodness and kindness wherever they go. To get the message across, local illustrator Vincy Cheung has designed the key visual for Dress Casual Day 2019. Also attending the launching ceremony were pop singer Jason Chan along with rising stars Cath Wong, Mischa Ip and Lester Chong who appeared in this year’s thematic video. They are going to greet participants at schools and organisations on the event day.
Individual participants can enroll with a donation of HK$70 or more. Students from participating schools can make donations of any amount. For details, please visit the Dress Casual Day webpage at www.commchest.org/event/DCD2019/en to participate, or contact the Chest at 2599 6111. For the latest news on the event, please go to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/commchestHK. All funds raised will be allocated to 163 social welfare member agencies without deduction of administrative expenses.
Since its first launch in 1993, Dress Casual Day has become one of the most anticipated charity events around Hong Kong’s schools and offices. In 2018, Dress Casual Day has raised nearly HK$19 million with over 330,000 participants.
The Community Chest of Hong Kong is grateful to Diamond Sponsor: Hang Seng Bank; Platinum Sponsor: Opal Cosmetics (Hong Kong) Limited; Silver Sponsors: Ming Kee Manufactory Ltd., Nameson Group, Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited; as well as Harbour City, Times Square and Plaza Hollywood for their full support. Thanks also go to Incentive Sponsors: German Pool (Hong Kong) Ltd, The Sincere Company Ltd. and SKECHERS.
Officiating at the launch ceremony were: Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSARG the Honourable Matthew Cheung (4th left); The Community Chest Campaign Committee Chairman Dr Simon Kwok (3rd left); Dress Casual Day Organising Committee Chairman Mr Donald Lam (4th right), Co-Chairman Mr Benny Wong (3rd right) and singers Jason Chan (2nd left), Mischa Yip (1st left), Cath Wong (2nd right) and Lester Chong (1st right).
(From right) Pop singers Jason Chan, Cath Wong, Mischa Yip and Lester Chong lent their influence to Dress Casual Day and joined the filming of a refreshing promotional video.
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. The Chest has been serving Hong Kong for over 50 years. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 social welfare member 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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