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WFHK Bun Run – Help fight food waste! 7 Aug

29 Jul


Feel like an evening run AND eliminate food waste by donating it to the elderly and low-income families? If your answer is yes, read on.

Waste Free Hong Kong has teamed up with Maxim’s Cakes & arome to help reduce food waste across the city. They welcome people from all backgrounds to join them every Wednesday for their ‘Bun Run‘.

Every Wednesday evening a group of volunteers will run together in groups to collect surplus bread from bakeries at closing time and bring them to their partner organisation, People’s Service Centre.

The bread is then distributed amongst the elderly and low-income families throughout the Sham Shui Po district, where the PSC is based.

WHAT IS A ‘BUN RUN’?
Waste Free Hong Kong, being an organisation that works to alleviate the ever growing amount of rubbish in our landfills, would be crazy to ignore the 3,500 tonnes of food waste entering landfills EVERY DAY in Hong Kong alone.

Due to the success of their plogs, Waste Free Hong Kong has decided to organise ‘Bun Runs‘ every Wednesday when possible.

Their Bun Runs will eventually take place throughout Hong Kong, however they are currently focusing on the Central & Western District, collecting surplus bread from Maxim’s Bakeries and arome.

Bread collection isn’t anything new, but as Waste Free Hong Kong works together in a group, it’s a great way to meet new people and do something meaningful together. It’s a fun team building activity as well, if there weren’t already enough reasons to join!

HOW DO I JOIN A BUN RUN?
Please follow the link to EventBrite. Simply select a preferred date and complete your registration, by clicking the Register button and enter your contact details.

1 day before the run Waste Free Hong Kong will email your collection tickets. These act as your volunteer ID and will include the groups meeting point and some more information on the codes of conduct.

WHAT IF I’M NOT A STRONG RUNNER?
Don’t worry! The run is fairly short at with routes around 2-3km.

Anyone who would prefer to help distribute the bread directly at the People’s Service Centre can do so.

Distribution takes place from 8:15pm every weekday evening, however, please let Waste Free Hong Kong know in advance, as they already have a team of dedicated volunteers, and Waste Free Hong Kong does not want to overload them with people.

You will meet at 7pm at the Central and Western District Promenade (just outside the Shun Tak Centre)

Call the stores roughly 30 minutes before closing time to confirm if they have surplus to donate. If not, give Waste Free Hong Kong a call to let them know.

Arrive at each store at closing time. Bring your own carrier bags.

Show your Bun Run confirmation ticket through your phone or a print out to the staff at the store.

Check the number of pieces donated and sign to confirm receipt. Take an official receipt if available.

Pack the bread CAREFULLY into your own carrier bags.

Bring the bread and receipt to the People’s Service Centre

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

There are three routes that Waste Free Hong Kong will run every Wednesday evening, each point will be led by one of their team members.

The closest MTR exit to the meeting point is Sheung Wan Exit D.

Where do we take the bread?
The People’s Service Centre is located at Room 206-208, Block 19, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Shek Kip Mei

When do we receive our tickets?
Tickets will be emailed 1 day before the Bun Run.

What if I have a problem on the night?
If you are running late, please call the store directly. Please call WFHK on 6360 5054 if you have a problem making your collection.

What if the store informs me there is no bread to collect?
All donations are subject to availability on the night. If there is no donation, please thank the store for their time and call on 6360 5054 to let us know.

The Bun Run will be CANCELLED if No.8 Storm Signal (or above), Red Rainstorm Warning Signal or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted or in force. Otherwise, it should still go ahead.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions/suggestions!
Email: info@wastefreehongkong.com/ Call: 6360 5054 / Visit: http://www.wastefreehongkong.com

Date: Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Time: 7pm

Place: In front of Shun Tak Centre (please refer to the map)

About Waste Free Hong Kong: Established in 2018, Waste Free Hong Kong is an organisation aiming to promote a sustainable lifestyle through education, events and campaigning.

Having already organised multiple beach cleanups, ‘plogs’ as well as Hong Kong’s first ‘Plastic Attack‘, Waste Free Hong Kong has begun establishing itself in the area.

Waste Free Hong Kong hopes you will join in and help them in fighting the battle against waste in Hong Kong.

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“Food. Wanted, Not Wasted” Volunteer Info Session

14 Jun


Hong Kong’s 3 landfills will be full by 2020 and yet every day we throw away 3,600 tons of food. At the same time, 1 in 5 people are living in poverty struggling to meet their basic food needs. This includes 1 in 3 seniors and 1 in 5 children.

Feeding Hong Kong was established to readdress this balance – to reduce the amount of quality food that is being sent to our city’s landfills and fight hunger in Hong Kong. They do this by providing a B2B logistics service, which links companies with surplus food to charities feeding those in need.

Volunteer support is critical to their daily operations and over 150 volunteers help Feeding Hong Kong each week to reduce food waste and feed frontline charities. But with more helping hands, they can do even more!

COME JOIN their CEO Gabrielle Kirstein and Volunteer & Education Coordinator Peggy Lam on 18 June to find out more about how you can get involved and help feed people, not landfills.

Feel free to contact Feeding Hong Kong at 2205 6811 or email volunteer@feedinghk.org if you have any questions about this event.

Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Time: 7-9pm

Place: WeWork, 5353 Jaffe Road, 20 Floor

Price: Free, to register please follow this link to EventBrite

Serve-a-thon Hong Kong 2019

1 Apr


Hong Kong’s Inconvenient Truth:
Despite Hong Kong’s wealth, nearly 15 per cent of residents lack the ability to meet their most basic needs. At greatest risk are those unable to stand up for themselves, without a voice. There are more than 9,000 non-profit organizations in Hong Kong dedicated to supporting some of these groups most in need. Many of them depend on the support of volunteers to make their programs possible. Serve-a-thon helps to address this need and provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for those willing to serve.

Hong Kong’s ‘community service week‘ brings together NGOs, corporates, schools, civic organizations, government and media to roll up their sleeves and volunteer. The aim is to raise public awareness around the importance of community service to help address social issues. Join HandsOn Hong Kong May 4th through 12th 2019!

Serve-a-thon 2018 mobilized the community to give more than 6,200 hours of their time to support 18,000+ of Hong Kong’s most in need, addressing issues such as poverty, education, assisting the elderly, empowering people with disabilities, environmental conservation and more.

Why Volunteer? Join Hong Kong’s community service marathon and be part of this important initiative that gives back to the community:
* Learn more about Hong Kong’s pressing social issues
* Familiarize yourself with Hong Kong’s vibrant NGO sector and its valuable work serving those in need
* Sample different types of volunteer activities at different times of the week
* Participation is FREE for individuals and groups
* All volunteer hours will be counted and collectively reported following Serve-a-thon

Register Now!
Volunteer as a group:
* Click on their calendar and select the activity of your choice on a day and time convenient to your team
* If you are not already a member, please join and wait for your membership confirmation email
* Invite team members to join the selected activity (they will each need to register)
* Once registered, you will each receive an email confirming your activity

Volunteer as an individual:
* Click on their calendar and select the activity of your choice on a day and time convenient for you
* If you are not already a member, please join and wait for your membership confirmation email
* Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your activity

Please note:
* Sign ups for activities are taken on a first come, first served basis
* Registration is free to individuals or small groups (families, friends, schools, civic organizations)
* Corporations are required to follow the corporate registration procedure

Date: Saturday, May 4th — Sunday, May 12th 2019

For more information:
Telephone
852-2481-8092 (For NGOs and individual volunteers)
852-2815-2558 (For corporates)
Email
serveathonhk@handsonhongkong.org

About HandsOn Hong Kong: HandsOn Hong Kong is a registered charity whose mission is to mobilize and empower the community to meet pressing social needs through volunteer services. Their team develops service programs to help local, under-served non-profit organizations and connects them with the volunteer manpower they need to achieve their mission. Each month, HandsOn organizes more than 100 volunteer activities as a free public service, supporting their 90+ NGO partners who focus on causes such as alleviating poverty, educating children, assisting the elderly, empowering people with disabilities, feeding the poor, supporting animal welfare, environmental conservation and more. They also help companies achieve CSR and community engagement objectives by developing bespoke volunteer programs for employees.

Hands On seeks Communications Manager (paid part-time maternity contract)

9 Mar

The #HandsOn team are looking for a part-time Communications Manager from June until next January! This 6-month maternity cover role is ideal for someone with a strong background in copywriting and a passion for community involvement. This individual will oversee external communications driving volunteer engagement and recruitment—supporting the #HandsOn mission to empower everyone to volunteer! View the role and contact info@pivot.com.hk if interested to apply by following this link.

About Hands On: Founded in 2007, the Hands On Hong Kong mission remains to mobilize and empower the community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong through volunteer services.

Their vision is for a caring community that gives its time and talent to transform Hong Kong.

In 2017 alone, Hands On organized over 1,400 volunteer activities, serving more than 46,000 beneficiaries, including disadvantaged children and youth, isolated elderly, ethnic minority students, under-resourced families, refugees and people with disabilities. Join Hands On in their mission to serve Hong Kong’s community together!

Po Leung Kuk

26 Jan

In the late 19th Century, abduction and trafficking of women and children were serious crimes in Hong Kong. On 8th November, 1878, a group of local Chinese presented a petition to the Governor, Sir John Pope Hennessy, K.C.M.G., to set up Po Leung Kuk to rescue the kidnapped victims. The “Society for the Protection of Women and Children” was approved by the Hong Kong Governor in May, 1880, but as the petition was submitted on 8th November, 1878, that date was adopted as theirfounding date.

“Po Leung”, translating literally as protection of the young and the innocent, represents the core vision of our organization. Formally established as the Society for the Protection of Women and Children in 1880, in their long history they have prevented and resolved kidnappings, protected destitute women and children, and assisted the Secretary for Chinese Affairs (under British Rule) as a mediator in complex family and marriage disputes.

In line with the economic development of Hong Kong over the past century, the range of services and coverage Po Leung Kuk provided to the community constantly expanded as welfare needs evolved. Today, Po Leung Kuk is Hong Kong’s leading social service organization and fundraiser. Under a modern corporatized management structure, they are able to utilise donation dollars to maximize the returns to their most important stakeholder – the community.

What you can do to help
To build a caring society, caring companies of any business nature and scale and caring individuals regardless of your gender, education level, profession, nationality, race and religion are welcome to join as Po Leung Kuk volunteer.

Types of Volunteer Service:
– Recreational Activity
– Workshop/Small Group Teaching Class
– Visit of Service Units
– Escort Service for Medical Appointment
– Domestic Cleaning and Maintenance
– Sharing
– Child Care
– Homework Guidance
– Translation

Mission of Po Leung Kuk Volunteer:
To the community, you can
– Help the needy from all walks of life
– Foster the caring spirit
– Discover more about yourself
– Broaden your horizons
– Develop a sense of responsibility
– Enrich your life experience and explore more possibilities

To volunteer, download the Registration Form
Complete the form and email to plkinfo@poleungkuk.org.hk or fax to (+852) 2890 2097 (for Individual Volunteer)

For enquiries, please email to plkinfo@poleungkuk.org.hk or call at (+852) 2277 8888.

Join Sai Kung elderly for a Poon Choi lunch

16 Jan

HandsOn is looking for Cantonese speaking volunteers to join us at a Sai Kung community center for a ‘Poon Choi‘ lunch with local elderly residents. Remote areas of Sai Kung were badly damaged by Typhoon Mangkhut and some of the elderly had housing and possessions destroyed. Join us at this lunch to show your care and support for these individuals!

Date: Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Place: Sai Kung District Community Center, Sai Kung Sai Kung, Mei Yuen St, No.8

Registration: To volunteer for this worthwhile event and serve the elderly of Hong Kong, please follow this link. Limited places still available.

About HandsOn: Founded in 2007, the HandsOn Hong Kong mission remains to mobilize and empower the community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong through volunteer services.

HandsOn vision is for a caring community that gives its time and talent to transform Hong Kong.

In 2017 alone, HandsOn organized over 1,400 volunteer activities, serving more than 46,000 beneficiaries, including disadvantaged children and youth, isolated elderly, ethnic minority students, under-resourced families, refugees and people with disabilities. Join HandsOn in their mission to serve Hong Kong’s community together!

Race the Peak needs Volunteers

14 Oct


#RaceThePeak to support HandsOn on Sat Nov 10! Race the Peak is a family fun run that will raise funds for HandsOn Hong Kong to continue running as a community-focused charity that mobilises people to serve at no charge to HandsOn’s non-profit partners and volunteers.

Volunteers are needed to provide support during the race through marshaling, handing out water, medal distribution and managing the info desk and bag check area.

Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018

Time: 7am – 12pm

Place: Hong Kong, Peak Galleria

Volunteer Limit: 65

To register and for more information, please follow this link

About HandsOn Hong Kong: Founded in 2007, the HandsOn Hong Kong mission remains to mobilize and empower the community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong through volunteer services.

Their vision is for a caring community that gives its time and talent to transform Hong Kong.

In 2017 alone, HandsOn Hong Kong organized over 1,400 volunteer activities, serving more than 46,000 beneficiaries, including disadvantaged children and youth, isolated elderly, ethnic minority students, under-resourced families, refugees and people with disabilities. Join HandsOn Hong Kong in their mission to serve Hong Kong’s community!