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Halloween Fancy Dress Plog – Best Costume Wins a Prize!

20 Sep


This Halloween why not get some ‘exorcise’ in before the evening partying begins.

Halloween is the one time of the year it’s acceptable to go out onto the street dressed as pretty much anything with no judgment whatsoever.

Last year Waste Free Hong Kong had a very successful Halloween plog, however, the costume game definitely needs to be upped this year. No costume is too extravagant. In fact, the bigger the better!

As an incentive to dress up all SPOOKtacular, Waste Free Hong Kong will have a costume competition where the winner will win a gift bag of zero waste goodies plus a jar full of candy! No tricks, all treats!

Let’s have an unBOOlievably good time and spook those you pass with your wonderful outfits!

Most importantly, let’s do something good for the community.

After the event has ended, you will head on out to grab some drinks. Anyone who is interested in joining is more than welcome to!

Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019

Time: 7-9:30pm

Place: Central Ferry Pier No.7
Plog length – 4km

Price: Free
To register please follow this link to EventBrite

About Waste Free Hong Kong : Waste Free Hong Kong is a local organisation dedicated to fighting the war against waste in Hong Kong through several initiatives. Through bread run programmes, Waste Free Hong Kong works to fight food waste whilst giving back to those in our community in need, running cleanup events across Hong Kong to raise awareness as well as workshops that are not just only informative, but also fun!

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Michaelmas Fair – 26 Oct

18 Sep

Get ready for Hong Kong tradition, an opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping done in one place AND support a variety of charities. The Michaelmas Fair organised by St. John’s Cathedral has been around for decades. A true local tradition.

There are handicrafts, home produce, white elephant, second-hand clothes, books, Christmas cards and decorations and much more. For the kids there are game stalls, and food and entertainment fo keep you going. Proceeds go to various charities that the cathedral supports. Don’t miss it.

Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019

Time: 10am – 4pm

Place: St. John’s Cathedral, Garden Road, Central

Volunteer Info Session “Food. Wanted, Not Wasted” – 24 Sept

16 Sep


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, Feeding Hong Kong can do even more!

COME JOIN Feeding Hong Kong CEO Gabrielle Kirstein and Volunteer & Education Coordinator Peggy Lam on Sept 24 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 volunteer@feedinghk.org if you have any questions about this event.

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Time: 7 – 8:30pm

Place: WeWork, 535 Jaffe Road, #20/F Tower 535, Hong Kong

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

About Feeding Hong Kong: Feeding Hong Kong is a local registered charity dedicated to redistributing surplus food from companies to other charities. By providing a bridge between the food industry and the hungry of Hong Kong, Feeding Hong Kong provides a solution that simultaneously cuts food waste and feeds those most in need.

Design Thinking For Social Good – 28 Sept

2 Sep

CALLING ALL NGOS! Asian Charity Services is providing a one-day learning-by-doing training session on September 28, focused on Design Thinking for Social Good.

This is an incredible opportunity for an NGO looking to rethink their programs and reengage with beneficiaries to make a greater impact.

Date: 28 September 2019

Price: Sign up for free here by Sep 13: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PKLWVVY

For more information, please email ACS at acs@asiancharityservices.org

About Asian Charity Services: Asian Charity Services sets out to build stronger, more effective NGO leadership teams in Hong Kong. They provide free training workshops and consulting services delivered by some of Hong Kong’s best business leaders – their passionate volunteers.

TWGH 2019 Flag Day Appeal – 31 Aug

29 Aug

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals is probably the oldest charity and social enterprise in Hong Kong. They began in 1869 building one hospital. Today they run three hospitals, numerous enterprises taking care of the elderly, children, the disabled and much more.

This Flag Day Appeal is your chance to donate to their cause. Look out for their volunteers on 31 August and give generously.

Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019

Time: 7am – 12:30pm

Place: All over Hong Kong

Make a donation: Or you can make a donation. Simply follow this link and download the donation form.

WFHK Bun Run – Help fight food waste! 28 Aug

23 Aug


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, 28 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.

Calling all crochet enthusiasts!

21 Aug

Calling all crochet enthusiasts! Lizzie Bee is looking for volunteers who can sew scarves together and add crochet borders to the finished pieces.

Completed scarves will be donated to families in need of supplies for the winter months. Volunteers can help out with this meaningful project at the Lizzie Bee workshop in Central or work on this from home.

To find out more, please contact Liz Avern-Briers at liz@lizziebee.org

About Lizzie Bee Foundation: At LBF they run arts projects, using creativity to bring together and empower the disadvantaged in our community, improving their well-being and enhancing their lives.

LBF believes in creating a world where art can bring people together, enable social impact and enrich families and communities. LBF believes that art should be accessible to all; regardless of socio-economic or educational background.