Much has been said about Hong Kong’s success as an economic powerhouse. The real unsung heroes are the thousands upon thousands of migrant workers who come to Hong Kong to work as domestic helpers who run households, play nanny to the children and take care of the elderly.
The Annual Charity Walk 2020 is a yearly fundraising event hosted by the Mission For Migrant Workere. The walk aims to spread awareness of the need to protect the rights and welfare of migrant workers and to affirm and appreciate their valuable contribution to the comfort and convenience of our daily lives, often to great personal sacrifices.
This is especially important in this time of crisis as migrant workers are made more vulnerable under COVID-19 Pandemic. Many had lost their jobs and needed assistance physically, emotionally and mentally.
MFMW hopes to see at least 500 participants on the day, despite the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Join MFMW’s walk for a good cause to promote inclusion, mutual understanding and respect!
MFMW hopes to raise HK$400,000 from pledges and donations.
All proceeds will go towards supporting MFMW’s services and initiatives and support thousands of migrant workers in Hong Kong.
Date: Sunday, 22 November 2020
Time: 9 – 11:30am
Place: St. John’s Cathedral >The Victoria Peak Garden
(A program with a raffle draw will be held at the Victoria Peak Garden after the walk. Participants who would like to join the raffle draw can buy ticket(s) at the St. John’s Cathedral by 9AM or the Peak Garden by 10:00AM on the day. Refreshments will be served.)
Price: Join the walk by making an individual donation by following this link
Sponsorship packages are also available. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this worthwhile event, click here
About Mission For Migrant Workers : In response to the increasing number of cases of maltreatment and other exploitative and unfair labour practices affecting migrant workers in Hong Kong, the Mission was established in 1981 through the coordination of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and some formations in Hong Kong then, namely, the Resource Centre for Philippine Concerns, the Holy Carpenter Church (Anglican) and an Ad Hoc Committee of religious and laypersons from the Catholic and Protestant Churches in Hong Kong. It is a Christian response, committed to the ideals of justice, love, charity, and mercy.
The project has since then evolved into an outreach program of the St. John’s Cathedral with the objectives of providing social-pastoral care services to respond to the increasing immediate needs not only of Filipino but of all Asian migrants in Hong Kong; providing legal assistance to alleviate their sufferings and vulnerability; publication of literature specifically geared to the increasing awareness among the migrant workers; and educational and organizational work among them for increased protection of their legitimate rights and for the promotion of their general welfare.
An empowered migrant workers community who are able to protect their rights, are cared for and are recognized as an integral part of a multicultural and inclusive Hong Kong society.
To support migrant workers in crisis and empower them to regain dignity as human beings and as workers in Hong Kong.