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24 March 2020
 
The Community Chest Allocates HK$10.8 million Donations from HKSARG Governing Team
to 54 Member Agencies to Cope with Impact of Coronavirus
 
As the coronavirus outbreak is hitting Hong Kong’s economy and society hard, a special donation of HK$10.8 million was made to the Community Chest in early March by the HKSARG Governing Team led by Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam to support non-government subvented social welfare member agencies to combat the difficult times.
 
With its usual professionalism in allocating resources for the benefit of the community, the Chest conducted a speedy assessment on the impact of the epidemic on the operations of eligible member agencies. On or before 27 March, this special donation, without any deduction of administrative expenses, will be dispatched to 54 member agencies (please refer to the attachment). Services under support include “Children & Youth Services”, “Elderly Services”, “Family & Child Welfare Services”, “Medical & Health Services”, “Rehabilitation & Aftercare Services”, and “Community Development & Other Services”.
 
The Chest is grateful to the Chief Executive of the HKSAR and all politically appointed officials for their generosity who have also declined the issuance of any donation receipts for tax deduction purpose.
 
For more than 50 years, donations to the Chest from individuals and corporate donors are allocated in full to social welfare services to help the needy in Hong Kong.
 
Attachment:
List of Beneficiary Members Agencies
1
1st Step Association Limited
2
Adventure Ship Limited
3
Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women
4
Benji's Centre Limited
5
Care For Your Heart
6
Centre for Restoration of Human Relationships Limited
7
Chain of Charity Movement
8
Changing Young Lives Foundation
9
Children Chiropractic Foundation Limited
10
Christian Action
11
Christian Oi Hip Fellowship Limited
12
Comfort Care Concern Group, The
13
Community CareAge Foundation Limited
14
Community Drug Advisory Council
15
Direction Association for the Handicapped
16
Evangelize China Fellowship Shatin Canaan Church Limited
17
Feeding Hong Kong Limited
18
Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association
19
Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society, The
20
Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation Limited
21
Hong Kong Eating Disorders Association Limited
22
Hong Kong Employment Development Service Limited
23
Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres Limited
24
Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association Limited
25
Hong Kong Joint Council of Parents of the Mentally Handicapped, The
26
Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association Limited
27
Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dog Services Limited
28
Hong Kong Single Parents Association
29
Hong Kong Stoma Association Limited
30
Hong Kong Wheelchair Aid Service Limited
31
Hong Kong Workers' Health Centre Limited
32
Industrial Evangelistic Fellowship Limited, The
33
KELY Support Group Limited
34
New Voice Club of Hong Kong, The
35
North Point Kai-fong Welfare Advancement Association, The
36
Pathways Foundation Limited, The
37
Pentecostal Holiness Church Ling Kwong Bradbury Centre for the Blind
38
Playright Children's Play Association
39
Pneumoconiosis Mutual Aid Association
40
Project Concern Hong Kong
41
RainLily
42
Regeneration Society Limited
43
Rehabaid Society
44
Rehabilitation Alliance Hong Kong
45
Resource The Counselling Centre Limited
46
Samaritans, The
47
Silence Limited
48
Society for AIDS Care Limited, The
49
South Kwai Chung Social Service
50
Street Sleepers Shelter Society Trustees Incorporated
51
Suicide Prevention Services Limited
52
TREATS
53
Wu Oi Christian Centre
54
Youth Diabetes Action
 
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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