Corporate Volunteering Stories

HandsOn Hong Kong partners with many different corporations to collectively serve the community. We tailor-make various volunteering programs for these corporations based on the company's interests and capacity. Over the years, we have built many interesting programs, which our corporate partners have passionately volunteered to complete. Here are the details of some of the corporate programs initiated by HOHK over the past couple months.

HandsOn Hong Kong operates our corporate volunteering program as a social enterprise. A project management fee which covers the costs of the volunteer activity (e.g. materials, transport, refreshments), and our services in organizing and running the activities will be charged.

 

Recent Corporate Community Engagement Programs

OtterBox – Lifting elderly’s spirits by joining them on a visit to a farm

37 volunteers from OtterBox helped to create a truly memorable experience for 29 elderly citizens from the ELCHK Communion Lutheran Elderly Health Centre when they joined them on a trip to an organic farm in February. The volunteers worked together with the elderly in several practical workshops that included dessert making, cookie baking and plant potting. One of the volunteers also called it a "heart-warming" experience for them.

The centre began its operations in 1984, with the aim of meeting the needs, and caring for, the elderly in the districts of Tuen Mun, Shatin and Kwai Chun.

New Quest Capital – A full day of “green” community service

19 volunteers from our long-term partner organization, New Quest Capital, dedicated a full day to serving the community through environmentally focused volunteer initiatives. They began at the remote beach, Lung Kwu Tan in Tuen Mun, where they collected 240kg of foam, trash and other debris.

They then traveled to the elderly center, Yau On Lutheran Centre for The Elderly, where they spent the afternoon making energy-saving solar lamps and organic lip balms. These gifts were handed out to 38 under-privileged elderly in the area which meant that these often-isolated citizens were treated with kindness, and ensured that they would all be using lamps that were energy-saving and potentially helping to reduce the cost of their electricity bills. 

Veolia – Recycling soap for those most in need

Have you ever wondered what happens to the soap left behind at hotels? Most hotels simply throw it away. Yet each day thousands of children die from diseases that can be largely prevented simply by washing with soap. This is where the wonderful organization Soap Cycling comes in, with their aim to recover and recycle this soap, and put it in the hands of those who need it most. 

The team of 33 volunteers from Veolia was thrilled to play a role in this important mission. They spent their day sorting and carving 118kg of recycled soap, which was then distributed to 236 children from underprivileged families around South East Asia. Thanks to these volunteers all these children will have free access to soap for one whole year.

Fossil – Making eco-friendly gift packs for Hong Kong’s homeless

We were delighted to facilitate a large group of 103 passionate volunteers from Fossil recently who dedicated their time to join a workshop run by SOSO (the Society for Community Organization). During the session instructors from the social enterprise taught the volunteers step-by-step how to make various eco-friendly gifts including lip balms, environmentally friendly bags and soap.

The result of their efforts was the creation of 240 gift packs, all of which were donated to some of Hong Kong’s homeless. A wonderful way to give back to those most in need in the lead up to Chinese New Year.

 


Past Corporate Community Engagement Programs

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