ScCO needs Flag Day Volunteers

13 Apr

Society for Community Organization was founded over 40 years ago to champion the rights of the grassroots of society in Hong Kong. During the 1970s, driven by a strong commitment to promote community development, a group of social-minded missionaries came together to start this organization. Since then, their cause has been mainly financed through donations from overseas churches, the Community Chest, government and individuals.

ScCO’s Flag Day will be held on 22 Jul 2017 (Saturday).

ScCO hopes to raise $600,000 so that their cause to combat local poverty can be sustained. Rest assured that funds raised will be used solely for serving the disadvantaged groups locally and civil rights education in Hong Kong.

Support ScCO’s flag day to show your care and concern to the underprivileged.

Date: Saturday, 22 July 2016

Time: 7:30am – 12:30pm

Place: Kowloon

Individual and group volunteers are welcome. For more information and to download the application form, please visit their website.

About Society for Community Organization (SoCO): Society for Community Organization (SoCO) is a human rights pioneer in Hong Kong. SoCO firmly believes that everyone should be entitled to equal rights. Equal opportunity for participation and fair distribution of social resources is the foundation of human rights. In the face of the widening disparity between the rich and the poor, and the increasingly restrictive political arena, SoCO stands firm in their crusade to establish an equal society and to build a strong power base for the people. SoCO is motivated by a common dream, and that is: “Let us work hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder to build a caring, equal and just society“.

SoCO is an incorporated, non-profit-making and non-governmental community organization. It was formed in 1972 by people from the Catholic and the Protestant church under the ecumenical movement.

It was financially supported by donations from overseas churches, the Hong Kong Community Chest, the Hong Kong Government and individuals. SoCO has, through civic education programs and social actions, nurtured grassroots people with a sense of civic rights so that they can exert their political power to the Government. These people have, during the course, regained their self-confidence and cemented with one another to champion for an equal social system. In view of the plight of the marginalized groups, SoCO also provides direct and emergent services to temporarily relieve their hardships.

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