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27 February 2020
 
First Batch of Care Kits Deliver to Deprived Families in Sham Shui Po and Kwun Tong
 
On 26 and 27 February, The Community Chest delivered the first batch of Care Kits to deprived families through its social welfare member agencies in Sham Shui Po and Kwun Tong. The Care Kits contained surgical masks, anti-bacterial spray, 1 kg rice bag, vitamin C tablet and immunity-boosting soup pack.
 
The beneficiaries living in the sub-divided units said it was difficult for them to get masks due to the high price and their poor access to relevant information. In view of the severe epidemic of novel coronavirus, Bank of China (Hong Kong) generously donated HK$13 million to The Community Chest for novel coronavirus relief. This initiative includes the distribution of 50,000 Care Kits to help the underprivileged in this critical period.
 
The Chest is also grateful to Sa Sa Making Life Beautiful Charity Fund, Circle K, JHC and individual donor Ms Chan for their kind sponsorship of masks to benefit the needy. In view of the severe short supply of children masks, Sa Sa Making Life Beautiful Charity Fund made a special donation of 14,000 children masks to the Chest for distribution to the deprived children through seven of the Chest’s member agencies.
 
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The staff member of The Community Chest’s member agency visited the families living in sub-divided units in Sham Shui Po, and delivered the Care Kits to the beneficiaries.
 
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Supported by Bank of China (Hong Kong), 50,000 Care Kits will be distributed to the underprivileged.
 
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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