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"Realise Love, Realise Dreams" Project

“Realise Love, Realise Dreams” Project

Act Now! Show your care and support to light up hopes of the underprivileged!

Service Target: The underprivileged
Service Area: In-kind support, realizing dreams

 

Download Application Form (pdf)

 

Download Volunteer Registration Form (pdf)

Completed "the volunteer registration form", please submit by e-mail or fax:
Email: member@ymca.org.hk
Fax: 2783 3328
Enquiry telephone number: 2783 3370

Realise Dreams photo

Project Details

Goals:

Gathering community momentum, realising your dreams
With the hope of establishing a matching platform through which the underprivileged can fulfil their dreams by using the resources contributed by all walks of life, the Association has launched the "Realise Love, Realise Dreams" project. By organising volunteer visits to assist people in need, the project aims to show compassion and love to the underprivileged, encouraging them to adopt a positive way of life and raising public awareness to care for the disadvantaged.

Serving Targets:

The disadvantaged / underprivileged*
*Note: including without limitations, the disabled, single parent households, the CSSA (Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme) recipients / low-income families, orphans, chronic/terminal disease patients, ethnic minorities / new immigrants, the elderly living alone or in elderly places.

Assistance* ranging from:

  • Items donation
  • Dream realisation

*Note: All assistance rendered is a one-off donation which does not involve any cash donation. Successful applicants shall receive items or services upon the arrangement of our staff and volunteers. This project explicitly excludes providing assistance in relation to medical expenses, legal proceedings, family disputes or any matters that are in violation of the core values of the Association and the project.

Application Procedure:

  1. The application form can be obtained from the Association, its affiliated units, or this website.
  2. Complete the form, which will contain the signatures of the sponsor and the applicant, and/or the applicant's parents or guardian (if applicable).
  3. Send the completed form along with the required documents* by mail or in person to the Corporate Communications & Marketing Section of the Association. The envelope shall be marked, "application for the Realise Love, Realise Dreams project". (*Please refer to the application form for the list of required documents.)

Corporate Communication & Marketing Section:
Address: 5/F, Administration Building, 23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm

Referees:

  • Each application form must be signed by at least one referee in order to be processed. A different number of referees may be required under different circumstances, as such, please refer to the application form for further details.
  • The referee(s) shall be school teachers / social workers, pastors, social workers in non-profit making / charitable organisations, district councillors, healthcare professionals who must demonstrate a clear understanding of the applicant's background and needs.
  • The referee(s) must not be related family member(s) or financially intertwined with the applicant.

Approval and Follow-up :

  1. We will notify the applicant within seven (7) days upon our receipt of the application form and related documents.
  2. We will contact the applicant for verifying the provided information, and checking the status. Under certain circumstances, we may arrange home visits or meetings at our facilities.
  3. We shall then determine whether the application is successful after our internal assessment.
  4. We will then notify the applicant in writing of the results of the application.
  5. For the successful applicant, we will arrange volunteers / staff to follow up in order to fulfil the dream of the applicant.
  6. In case of any disputes arising out of/in connection with the approval and/or the follow-up, the Association reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to decide on the matter.

Enquiry:

Corporate Communication & Marketing Section
Tel: 2783 3370 Fax: 2783 3328
E-mail: member@ymca.org.hk

Successful Cases

Over 60 applications were processed as at 31 July, 2015

In-kind Supports

Accounting for 70% of the total applications
Successful cases of in-kind supports:

  • A home improvement project for a senior who lives alone
  • A computer and some educational software for a person with muscular dystrophy
  • A computer for a child with autistic spectrum disorder from a single-parent family
  • A lot more cases are coming up soon

 

Case Photo 1 A group of dedicated volunteers from Correctional Services Department accompanied the elderly to go to the peak, enjoy a pleasant and barrier-free trip. Auntie Fung, Auntie Lam, Mr and Mrs Wan are the elderly with disabilities, dementia, who is ageing or afraid of strangers. Their faces were beaming with bliss while they were refreshing their old memories at the Peak.
Case Photo 1 Uncle Kwan, aged 73, is a retired senior who lives alone without any relatives in Hong Kong. He used to live in a public renting house unit which was in a state of dilapidation. Living with spalling concrete of the ceiling and wearing-out electrical wiring, it was inconvenient and a potential danger to him. "Realise Love, Realise Dreams" Project carried out a basic renovation and recruited volunteers for household cleaning and getting his house organised. His living environment is now cozy and safe, a truly “decent home”.
Case Photo 2 Ms. Leung is a single mother of two sons. She raises her kids alone so she can barely have any resources left. Even though a public renting house unit was granted, she could not afford more home appliances for the new house. "Realise Love, Realise Dreams" Project bought her a bunk bed, a study desk, a television and a computer for her children’s study. She feels very pleased with the improved living environment and hopes studying goes easier for her sons.

Realising Dreams

Accounting for 30% of total applications

Successful cases of realising dreams:
  • The elderly visited their hometowns
  • The disabled youth visited a bus depot
  • Youth people from low-income families completed their piano and cello studies.
  • A lot more cases are coming up soon

 

Case Photo 3Uncle Shiu, a single senior aged over 90, needs to move on wheelchairs every day. Under Realise Dreams" Project, Uncle Shiu was assisted by volunteers and returned to his hometown, Guangzhou. Prior to his trip in April, 2013, it has been nearly 57 years ago since he left Guangzhou. He was able to meet his brother whom he has not seen for a long time, fulfilling his wish of a lifetime.

Contact

Email:member@ymca.org.hk
Fax:2783 3328
Enquiry:2783 3370

Make a Donation

1. Donation by Check

Please send a crossed check (payable to “Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong”) to:

 

“Realise Love, Realise Dreams” Project

Corporate Communications & Marketing Section

5/F., Administration Building,

23 Waterloo Road,

Kowloon

 

Please put name, address and contact telephone number on the back of the check.

Donation of HK$100 or above is eligible for tax exemption.

 

2. Donation by Direct Bank-In

Please bank in donation to the following account of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong:

HSBC: 018-012096-292

 

Donation of HK$100 or above is eligible for tax exemption. Please send the bank-in slip together with donor’s name, address and contact number to:

 

“Realise Love, Realise Dreams” Project

Corporate Communications & Marketing Section

5/F., Administration Building,

23 Waterloo Road,

Kowloon