很多義工做布口罩

DIY Mask by Take a Break

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a shortage of funding for epidemic prevention materials, and in particular, masks required by vulnerable groups to stay safe and healthy. In light of the lack of emergency supplies in Hong Kong, Take a Break’s volunteers wish to recruit a group of dedicated volunteers through the Social Career platform to make cloth masks and distribute them to those in need through the "Social Career GIVING" program. All beneficiaries will individuals referred by Social Career’s NGO partners.   Reason for self-initiate the DIY cloth mask project   Last year, Take a Break’s volunteer team implemented

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TO FIGHT ALONGSIDE FRIENDS

Volunteer Reporter: Ah Bo; Volunteer Photographer: Vincent; Translated by LEE Yeung-siu   Due to the devastation of typhoon Mangkhut, we realize that the natural disaster not only happens in developing countries but also in international cities.     Habitat for Humanity, making an impact across the Asia-Pacific Region and over 70 countries, is dedicated to raising awareness of the need for decent, affordable housing and harnessing resources to improve living conditions for the affected families. The vision of the Habitat is “A world where everyone has a decent place to live”. In celebration of World Habitat Day on 1st October

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INSPIRING STORIES: Mr. Reeve Kwan – Co-founder of GOGOVAN

Volunteer Translator: Aileen Ip   What social issues do you concern or is there any specific service target groups?   We concerned the needs of the grassroots households and animal issues, there is a company campaign called GOGOGOODNESS which includes various CSR* projects, such as second-hand furniture delivery and recycling service for the needy. During our daily delivery service, we indeed discovered that loads of unwanted furniture from the people who move home are still in good condition. We do not waste those resources and therefore donate to the needy families.   We co-operate with different non-profit organizations like Crossroads Foundation

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颱風山竹做成大量塌樹

Typhoon Unveils Our Stealth Power

Volunteer Translator: LEUNG Wan Yau, Wanda It took a typhoon to show how united Hong Kong people stand Three weeks after Typhoon Mangkhut swept through the city, we still remember this fearful experience for this tremendous destructive power. It menaced a gale wind signal no. 10 that kept us busy soaking up rainwater and watching out for possible leaks on windows. Those who lived on higher floors had a taste of “shaking building sickness” for the first time.   The next day after the typhoon, we were upbeat as the news had it, volunteers in various areas worked as one and

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INSPIRING STORIES: Eric C.M.Lee (Corp. Management)

Mr. Eric C.M. Lee –Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Century 21 Goodwin Property Consultant   Volunteer Translator: Alison OK Lee   How Has Your Profession Brought An Impact To The Voluntary Work?   Our property consultant business focuses on communication among people; therefore, much emphasis has been put on encouraging colleagues to participate in community activities, but not only on keeping their heads down for paper work. We usually raise fund for non-profit organization through doing sports like hiking and cycling. Sometimes, we also invite our clients to join these activities together.   What Are You Most Concerned About In The Community?   We particularly concern

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INSPIRING STORIES : Michelle Chan (Student)

Michelle Chan - Graduated at the University of Newcastle with the Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Sciences - Graduated at the University of Hong Kong with a Masters in Medical Sciences - Part-time model - Frequent volunteer at dog shelter Volunteer experience sharing I currently volunteer at LAP (lifelong animal protection) dog shelter. I go to the shelter weekly, to help feed the dogs and attend to anyone who’s looking to adopt a dog.   I would like to take this opportunity to raise the public awareness on abandoned dogs and pets. We should respect the life of animals as equal

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