2 June 2020
The Wharf Group Donates HK$5 Million via the Wharf Emergency Relief Fund
To Support The Community Chest Anti-NCP Rainbow Fund
As coronavirus pandemic has drastically disrupted Hong Kong’s economy and people’s livelihoods, the Wharf Group made a generous donation of HK$5 million through the Wharf Emergency Relief Fund to support The Community Chest Anti-NCP Rainbow Fund (the Fund) in providing individuals and families affected by the pandemic with immediate financial assistance.
This special donation from the Wharf Group is the biggest amount of corporate contribution to the Fund since it was founded in mid-February 2020. The Group’s donation has come just in time to ease the overwhelming demand for the Fund. The Wharf group has been a corporate donor with the Chest for over 20 years and look forward to continued partnership to help the needy in Hong Kong.
By 31 May, in collaboration with over 20 partner social welfare agencies, the Fund has approved over 6,315 applications and provided over HK$42.8 million immediate financial assistance to more than 15,370 needy. Among the beneficiaries were individuals and families who have suffered economic hardships, especially those with breadwinners in the catering, transportation, retail and construction sectors.
The Community Chest appeals to the general public for continued support to the Fund through various channels, helping to mitigate the coronavirus crisis:
The statistics of The Community Chest Anti-NCP Rainbow Fund as at 31 May 2020.
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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