The Gift Of Giving: 10 Charities To Donate To This Christmas
December 19, 2017 | BY Hong Kong Tatler
While the festive season is all about family and fun, it's also the season to reflect and be grateful for all that we have and a great time to help those in need. We've rounded up some Hong Kong-based charities supporting worthwhile causes so you can give back this Christmas:
Plastic Free Seas
Plastic marine pollution is no joke—it’s harming marine life, contaminating the food chain, and will likely end up on your plate. Spread the word and promote plastic-free solutions with the help of Plastic Free Seas.
Discover more at plasticfreeseas.org
Feeding Hong Kong
Reduce food waste and support a network of charities that offer food assistance programmes in Hong Kong. That’s exactly what Feeding Hong Kong is doing by collecting, sorting, storing and redistributing surplus stock from food companies every single day.
Discover more at feedinghk.org
The homeless community in Hong Kong is often overlooked. Enter ImpactHK. They’ve been making great strides in supporting the homeless with kindness and empowering them for change. Now, they’re looking to set up their own centre to do even more good with lots of amazing initiatives.
Discover more at impacthk.org
Hong Kong Dog Rescue
HKDR is a no-kill organisation—they rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned dogs, particularly from the Hong Kong Government’s AFCD Animal Management Centres. The entirely volunteer-run organisation relies mainly on private donations to continue their good work.
Discover more at hongkongdogrescue.com
Youth Diabetes Action
Living with diabetes can be a financial strain, particularly in low income families—four blood tests and four insulin injections are required daily. Support Youth Diabetes Action to ensure no child gets left behind because of this illness.
Discover more at yda.org.hk
Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre
Those affected by cancer can receive free psychological, emotional and informational support at Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre. Maggie’s is more than a care centre—it’s a community of support. Donate to ensure those seeking treatment can always feel at home.
Discover more at maggiescentre.org.hk
For just HK$100, Food Angel can prepare 10 nutritionally balanced hot meals for those in need, in addition to preventing more than 6kg of edible surplus food from going into landfills. Help support this sustainable food rescue and food assistance programme that ensures no food goes to waste.
Discover more at foodangel.org.hk
Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children
Early childhood development is important, which is why HKSPC has been helping children from disenfranchised families since 1926. A donation helps to provide training on Attention, Self-Care or Physical Fitness for a child.
Discover more at hkspc.org
Hosting a holiday party? Instead of individual gifts, ask your guests to contribute to a gift fund and charity of your choice. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Discover more at twopresents.com
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