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Introducing our CSR initiatives to the world
Introducing our CSR initiatives to the world
Date: 05/2019
At the Caring Company Partnership Expo 2019, held on the 20 May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, we introduced our two leading-edge CSR initiatives to the companies in attendance: YM Balloon, our Y-Care CSR scheme, and our new Sport-Friendly Action initiative, which promotes health and well-being in the workplace.

We hope to introduce our services to more companies at similar expos and shows in the future, as we work to join hands with companies and organizations to improve care for the disadvantaged in society and safeguard the health of employees and managers in every sector.
Sunlight Unplug Day & Camp
Sunlight Unplug Day & Camp
Date: 04/2019
To underline the importance of spending quality time with our families, we held a two-day event called the “Sunlight Unplug Day and Camp”. Put on with the generous sponsorship of the Sunlight REIT, the event’s goal was to promote family harmony by improving interaction between family members and promoting mutual understanding, while also encouraging everyone to cut down on their use of smartphones.

Part one of this event, the Sunlight Unplug Camp, was held on 13 April. First, clinical psychologist Ho Nim Chee Annie shared some tips on improving parent-child communication with the participants. She encouraged parents to help their children develop self-control instead of simply stopping them from using their phones. This reduces conflict and helps kids gain important skills. The event also featured a “five senses experience” which aimed to strengthen family bonds through playing with the concepts of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.
Flower-making activity helps love bloom
Flower-making activity helps love bloom
Date: 03/2019
Our Y-Care corporate partners, Shenwan Hongyuen (H.K.) Limited, dispatched a team of corporate volunteers to visit the YMCA Home of Love – Yung Shing Hostel. There, the volunteers created beautiful gelatine art flowers with the residents and played games with them, spending a happy afternoon with each other. After the visit, the volunteers had a better appreciation of how to communicate with intellectually disabled people. The volunteers are looking forward to bringing more happiness to them in the future!
Walking Football Fun Day
Walking Football Fun Day
Date: 02/2019
The AXA Hong Kong–YMCA Walking Football Fun Day 2019 was held on February and was a big win with everyone who attended. Two Liverpool FC legends, Bruce Grobbelaar and Patrik Berger, along with retired football player Leslie George Santos and actor Edwin Siu Ching Nam, played a friendly walking football match to demonstrate their skills in this new sport.

Even the rain didn’t dampen the participants’ enthusiasm on the day – in addition to taking pictures with the two Liverpool FC legends, members of the public enjoyed themselves with a first-hand glimpse of the pleasure and fun of walking football at games booths and by watching live demonstrations of the sport.
Festive greetings for seniors from Dah Sing Bank volunteers
Festive greetings for seniors from Dah Sing Bank volunteers
Date: 01/2019
Just before the arrival of the Chinese New Year, our Y-Care Corporate Partner Dah Sing Bank dispatched a team of corporate volunteers to our Chai Wan Centre to learn how to prepare some traditional foods for the festival. These volunteers then visited elderly people living alone in the district, bringing with them festive gifts and the treats they had made. During the visits, the seniors shared their stories of Chinese New Year customs with the volunteers, and the volunteers helped them decorate their apartments in return.