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Hongkong Land “Love in Meals” programme
Hongkong Land “Love in Meals” programme
Date:04/2022
The fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected people living in residential care homes for the elderly and the disabled. To solve their urgent needs, the Association, in partnership with the Hongkong Land Home Fund, launched a meal donation programme. Free meals are provided by our social enterprise, New Creation Depot, and our hostel, The Cityview to residential care homes and integrated home care service teams. Together, we are taking care of the needs of service users and fighting the pandemic!
“YMCA x Tencent Technology Open Online Course”
“YMCA x Tencent Technology Open Online Course”
Date:03/2022
The fifth wave of the epidemic has greatly affected daily life in Hong Kong, particularly the lives of primary and secondary school students, who have been unable to learn in a face-to-face environment and have had most of their extra-curricular activities cancelled. Earlier in March, Tencent Holdings Limited and the Association jointly organised the “YMCA x Tencent Technology Open Online Course”, offering free courses for about 40 primary and secondary school students at Association schools. The course covers four major topics: Artificial intelligence research, product planning, exploring the operational creativity of Internet products, and “The Wonderful World of Programming”. The ultimate aim of the course was to enhance students' interest in science and technology and maintain their motivation to learn during the pandemic.
Mid-Autumn Festival Workshop
Mid-Autumn Festival Workshop
Date:10/2021
Earlier this month, one of our Y-Care CSR partners, Dah Sing Bank, helped the Association organise the “YMCA x Dah Sing Bank STEAM with Kids Mid-Autumn Workshop” at our Chai Wan Centre. The workshop combined traditional Chinese festival culture with science to promote the participants’ logical thinking, problem-solving abilities and creativity. The students learned to make traditional lotus seed mooncakes, which were then shared with a number of elderly people from the district. There was also a scientific component to the workshop, as the students were instructed to make LED revolving lanterns while enjoying the festive atmosphere.
Corporate Volunteer Service Day
Corporate Volunteer Service Day
Date:07/2021
One of our Y-Care CSR partners, Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Company Limited, dispatched a team of corporate volunteers to attend a balloon twisting and kaleidoscope workshop with a group of children from low-income families earlier in the month. This visit marked the kick-off of a joyful summer holiday. The volunteers first learned various balloon twisting skills from the instructors at our Nam Tin Centre, and then became instructors themselves to teach the participating children. Both the volunteers and the children were fully engaged in the event, with book coupons and toys given to the children as an added bonus.
"My Attitude" event
"My Attitude" event
Date:04/2021
Sponsored by Nexify Limited, one of our Y-Care corporate partners, the Tin Ping Neighbourhood Elderly Centre recently held an event called “My Attitude” which focused on encouraging elderly people to learn more about technology and emerging sports. The corporate volunteers played darts, ball games, learned about 3D printing, and conducted other activities with the elderly participants. Together, they enhanced their interest in sports and technology – strengthening their muscle power, their brain power, and cultivating positive attitudes towards life all at the same time!
STEAM with Kids Competition a success!
STEAM with Kids Competition a success!
Date:12/2020
Dah Sing Bank and the YMCA’s Shek Kip Mei Centre recently organised the “Environmental Creative Electric Current Rod Design Online Competition”. The aims of the competition were to enable school children from low-income families to continue their STEAM learning online during the pandemic, and inspire innovative thinking and problem-solving skills at the same time.First, the organisers taught students the basic principles of circuit connection through online videos, which allowed them to make electric current rod devices at home using eco-friendly materials – helping improve their environmental awareness while also stimulating their creativity.Over 70 students participated in the competition. A total of 20 awards, including champion, second runner-up, third runner-up, environmental design award, creative design and merit awards were given out by the judging panel.
Stress relief through painting
Stress relief through painting
Date:11/2020
We are now many months into the coronavirus pandemic and the situation will likely continue for the foreseeable future. The need for prolonged social distancing measures is affecting everyone, but is creating a profound increase in loneliness among the elderly and putting extra stress and pressure on their caregivers.To help relieve this loneliness and stress, more than 50 volunteers from one of our Y-Care Corporate Partners, the Financial Market Management Department of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., joined staff from our Tin Ping Neighbourhood Elderly Centre and Art4MeNu instructors to offer a relaxing virtual artistic journey for 50 elderly people in North District. Art4MeNu is a natural artistic process which uses double-ended paintbrushes to help participants reach a state of relaxation, bringing harmony to their minds and encouraging them to appreciate where they are in life.
Providing hygiene supplies to the vulnerable
Providing hygiene supplies to the vulnerable
Date:09/2020
As the pandemic continues to rage around the world and here at home, one of our Y-Care CSR partners, CITIC Telecom, recently donated masks, hand sanitizer and food to our Shek Kip Mei Centre before the Mid-Autumn Festival to give back to people in need in the community during this difficult time. Around 300 people benefited from their generous donation.
Donating mid-autumn gift sets
Donating mid-autumn gift sets
Date:09/2020
YMCA Kornhill Centre received 400 mid-autumn gift sets sponsored by the Synergy Association International. These were given to members of the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong’s Y's Men's Centre for the Deaf and the Chinese YMCA Home of Love – Yung Shing Sheltered Workshop. The volunteers of the Synergy Association International also joined our volunteers from the Project Joy programme on a visit to low income families, elderly people and the homeless in the Eastern District of Hong Kong Island, sending their warmth and love to people in need at a time when they need it most
To be the Next Generation of Networkers
To be the Next Generation of Networkers
Date:08/2020
Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong recently partnered with the Hong Kong Association of Banks to launch a “YOL Youth Influencer Training Programme”. The programme invites senior media professionals and different industry teams teach young people the skills and tricks necessary to become key opinion leaders (KOLs). These experts share practical tips and experience with the participants, helping to better position young people seeking to be KOLs.
Collecting hygiene supplies for the elderly
Collecting hygiene supplies for the elderly
Date:06/2020
Collecting hygiene supplies for the elderlyOne of our Y-Care CSR partners, Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., firmly believes in providing help to the disadvantaged in all circumstances. The company previously donated 330 “anti-pandemic supply kits” to elderly people in the community via our staff members and the Association’s Elderly Canteen. We hope to see even more companies join the Y-Care CSR Partner Scheme and reach out to the people in need at this difficult time.
Recognising the Anti-Pandemic Efforts
Recognising the Anti-Pandemic Efforts of the Corporate Sector
Date:06/2020
The past year has seen waves of unprecedented challenges which Hong Kong people have had to face: the global coronavirus pandemic, massive economic transformation, social issues and many subsequent disruptions to work, health, and home life. Virtually no one in the city has been left untouched. Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong is grateful for the generous donations made by many companies during this difficult time. These have allowed us to continue to provide services to the underprivileged and help lift the spirits of everyone in Hong Kong.
Sending health and happiness into the community
Sending health and happiness into the community
Date:05/2020
Earlier this month, our Tin Shui Wai Tin Ching Centre received a generous donation of hygiene supplies from the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Volunteers distributed these supplies to underprivileged families, the disabled, the elderly, and ethnic minorities in the district. At the same time, we learned more about their living conditions and needs. The volunteers also distributed pandemic information leaflets published in different languages, with over 2,000 people benefitting from this outreach event.
Donating masks to the homeless
Donating masks to the homeless
Date:05/2020
Donating masks to the homelessTo help unite the community in our common fight against the epidemic, Y's Men Hong Kong recently donated 25,500 masks as gifts. Mr Wong Pui Fun, the president of Y’s Men and Mr Wong Tat Kei, the former president of Y’s Men Hong Kong and the existing director of the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, joined up with Ms Wong Yan Yan, the regional director of Y’s Men International, Mr Choi Tin Man, and Ms Seung Yuet Fan, deputy regional director of Y’s Men International and several other volunteers. Together, they visited homeless people in Causeway Bay and Wan Chai District, distributing hygiene supplies and their blessings for a brighter future.
Volunteers from Hang Seng Bank
Volunteers from Hang Seng Bank
Date:04/2020
In addition to the provision of hygiene supplies, encouraging words and greetings are also an important source of emotional support for the elderly during these difficult times. Volunteers from Hang Seng Bank, one of our Y-Care Corporate Partners, recently teamed up with our Chai Wan Centre, using phone calls to send love and warmth, tell stories and give out important epidemic-related information to elderly people and children from low-income families.
Getting hygiene-related supplies to the needy
Getting hygiene-related supplies to the needy
Date:03/2020
Our Y-Care CSR partners have been rising to the challenge and responding to the urgent need for hygiene and preventative supplies in vulnerable communities around Hong Kong.

One of our Y-Care CSR partners, TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong Limited, has not only been applying their expertise to make hand sanitizer, they recently started donating this sanitizer to our Y's Men's Centre for the Deaf to provide aid to seniors with hearing impairments.

At the same time, Urban Group, another of our Y-Care CSR partners, sponsored the purchase of 500 bottles of household bleach and the printing of epidemic prevention leaflets for distribution among vulnerable people in Yau Tsim Mong District.
A Unique Pre-CNY Party
A Unique Pre-CNY Party
Date:02/2020
To help elderly people living alone and children from low-income families in Kwun Tong have a happy Chinese New Year, another of our Y-Care CSR partners, Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, sent 76 corporate volunteers to our Kwun Tong Centre on Chinese New Year’s eve, offering them local nostalgic snacks, various booth activities and gifts that promoted a healthy eating culture. Over 230 seniors and children participated in the event, working together to make nostalgic snacks like “Doggie's Noodles”, red bean cakes, jelly cakes, glutinous rice cakes and coconut milk cakes. The volunteers helped bring back memories of “the good old days” for the elderly through the yummy snacks and by offering them a joyful and energetic afternoon. Volunteers also visited the homes of elderly people living alone to send them blessings and warmth.
Ha Pak Nai Family Fun Day
Ha Pak Nai Family Fun Day
Date:02/2020
Earlier this year, Hang Seng Bank, one of our Y-Care CSR partners, sent a team of corporate volunteers to bring together 30 families who were either low-income or newly-arrived in Hong Kong on a strawberry picking trip to Ha Pak Nai in Lau Fau Shan. The parents who participated admitted that they were generally very busy on weekdays, and it is difficult to find time to arrange activities for their children. They were thrilled with this rare opportunity to enjoy quality parent-child time together, which had the added benefit of reducing stress in their busy lives.