HandsOn nominated for Spirit of Hong Kong Award!

The HandsOn team is beyond thrilled to be nominated for SCMP's Spirit of Hong Kong Award in the Teamwork category. This incredible recognition of how our organization has supported the community during the COVID-19 pandemic is a lift for our entire team. Read more about our nomination here and don't forget to vote for us later this month!

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Supporting Hong Kong's vulnerable with care-filled care packages

We are thankful for Topick’s coverage of our partnership with Nuskin HK which saw dozens of vulnerable elderly receive Care Packages delivered by “hands-on” volunteers from their team. NuSkin also generously donated enough hand sanitizer to support over 5,500 individuals in need. Together, we were able to bring relief items straight to the doorstep of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable communities, bringing sparks of joy and warmth despite the onset of COVID-19.

Click here to read the full article.

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“What can I do to help?”

We are delighted to see Jennifer Wannenmacher and our friends at Sassy Mama signposting some of the ways that people can contribute to COVID-19 relief efforts! This feature helped to share volunteer opportunities for families and individuals asking themselves: “What can I do to help?”. Thank you for calling out for volunteers, by highlighting HandsOn service programs that support Hong Kong’s vulnerable elderly and low-income households. We are proud to be included.

Click here to read the full article.

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Help Fight COVID Through Art

If you love modern and contemporary art, then “UNSCHEDULED” — our collaboration with the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) — is for you. The Value featured our collaborative effort in opening art fairs across Hong Kong to breathe life back into the city’s art market. Not only are you paying to appreciate some of Hong Kong’s newest pieces, but a proportion of ticket sales also contribute to the COVID-19 relief efforts here at HandsOn.

Click here to read the full article.

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Nurture a Volunteering Heart in the Young

We are delighted to see Tickikids feature HandsOn Hong Kong as a family-friendly organization dedicated to empowering and mobilizing volunteers! Not only do we have many volunteering opportunities for adults, but we also offer plenty of child-friendly, family-oriented programs. Sign up for one today to make a difference as a family and nurture a caring, giving mindset in today’s youth!

Click here to read the full article.

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Keeping the elderly connected during COVID-19

Proud to be part of this eye-opening article on how charities are keeping elderly connected during COVID-19 to combat their loneliness and isolation. So special to be included alongside our long-time partner, the Good Neighbourhood Network who we collaborated with for our phone call support and home delivery programs. Photo credit: Winson Wong

Click here to read the full article.

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Shining a light on challenges of the non-profit sector

So many Hong Kong businesses have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak, not least of all local charities supporting the city's most vulnerable. A recent survey of 102 local non-profits, serving more than 1 million people, showed that all had reduced their services and 2/3 suffered a drop in revenue of at least 30%. We understand this all too well at HandsOn with most upcoming fundraising events and programs cancelled or postponed. We are grateful to Laura Westbrook for shining a light on the challenges smaller Hong Kong nonprofits are facing.

Click here to read the full article.

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Emergency support for charities during Coronavirus outbreak

If you are looking for ways to help Hong Kong's most vulnerable during this crisis, please pick up any of the items listed below and deliver directly to your listed local non-profit. Thank you in advance for your support. Photo credit: Nora Tam, SCMP.

Click here to view the full list of emergency supplies needed.

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A week's worth of serving suggestions

This fantastic SCMP article rallies Hongkongers to volunteer ahead of Serve-a-thon and highlights findings from our study with Nielsen on how volunteering supports mental health. Thanks to our Volunteer Leader, Tay, for taking part!

Click here to read the full article.

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Creating a Caring Community for Volunteers of All Ages

Hands On Hong Kong and our efforts to enable family volunteering in HK were covered by Points of Light this week--the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

Click here to read the Points of Light article.

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HandsOn Hong Kong celebrates International Volunteer Day 2018

HandsOn Hong Kong marked International Volunteer Day 2018 by launching the findings of a Hong Kong-wide study examining the impact of volunteering on individual's mental health and welness, as well all that of teams. This original study was launch with our research partner Nielsen who collaborated with us for this pro bono Hong Kong-wide volunteer study for the second year.

Download the research findings here as presented by Michael Lee, MD of Nielsen. You can also download slides here on Hong Kong's social needs and volunteerism from Caspar Tsui, Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare Bureau.

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Serve-a-thon 2018

Serve-a-thon 2018 took place from May 5th to 13th. Volunteers across Hong Kong came together to donate their time—more than 6,000 hours—to serve 18,099 people in need in just one week. These outcomes reinforce to us that Hong Kong really welcomes this moment in time each year that we all come together to serve!

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Starting a dialogue on the power and potential of community service

Volunteering brings out the best in human nature, helps achieve self-fulfilment and fosters social cohesion and harmony." We were excited to have started a dialogue on the power and potential of community service through the volunteerism study we undertook with our partners at Nielsen ! Click here to read the SCMP article.

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Talking about Volunteering on RTHK Radio 3

Our Associate Director, Catherine, spoke about the result of the Hong Kong wide volunteerism study we undertook with our Partner Nielsen to understand our citizens' attitudes to volunteer with the Backchat team at RTHK Radio 3. Click here and scroll down to the 9:20 time slot to hear Catherine's interview from that morning.

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#Impact podcast celebrating volunteers on International Volunteer Day

Our wonderful friend Regina Larko at #Impact put together a special podcast episode to celebrate the work of HandsOn and the power and potential of volunteers the world-over, using highlights from our Internatioal Volunteer Day breakfast event. Listen to the podcast here!

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70% of HongKongers say they intend to volunteer, but fewer than a third actually did it in the past year

We were delighted to see the SCMP write a detailed profile on the findings and implications of the Hong Kong wide study we undertook with our partners at Nielson to understand citizens' attitudes to volunteering. Read the article.

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Nielsen launches research findings on Hong Kong attitudes to volunteering

HandsOn Hong Kong marked International Volunteer Day 2017 by launching the findings of a Hong Kong-wide study examining the public's attitudes and views towards giving their time to volunteer. This original research—initiated by HandsOn Hong Kong and conducted pro bono by Nielsen—was launched by Michael Lee, MD of Nielsen, as the opening of our International Volunteer Day celebration on Friday December 1st. Download the reserach findings.

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Sassy Supports family volunteer opportunities this Christmas with HandsOn

We spoke to Sassy Mama about how Hong Kong families can instill a spirit of giving, empathy and compassion in their children by volunteering with them this festive season. We talk about what it means to be "the NGO that serves other NGOs" and how we do our work to serve the local community. The article ends with a list of some of the wonderful volunteer activities taking place over the holidays. Read on!

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HandsOn Hong Kong 2016 Annual Report

It is our great pleasure to share the HandsOn Hong Kong 2016 Annual Report so that our volunteers and supporters can see what we were able to achieve together last year! Thank you for giving your time so generously so that we could serve nearly 29,000 beneficiaries in need in 2016. Read Full
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Gain brownie points while having a drink or two during Drink for Good

Foodie Magazine encourages its readers to step out for drinks any (or every!) Wednesday this October to support HandsOn Hong Kong's annual fundraising initiative, Drink for Good. Participating venues will donate 5% of sales each Wednesday to run HandsOn programs for children with special needs. Read Full
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Optimizing corporate community engagement

Inspired by all of the wonderful support of our corporate volunteer teams during Serve-a-thon—Hong Kong's first community service marathon —our Executive Director, Sue, shares her thoughts on the benefits to business when they engage their employees in social issues. Read Full
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Serve-a-thon in the Hong Kong Economic Times and Sing Tao Daily

Serve-a-thon Hong Kong was featured in the Hong Kong Economic Times and Sing Tao Daily yesterday, including interviews with our Executive Director, Sue, and several of our volunteer leaders. So exciting to see Hong Kong coming together this week in the name of community service! Read Full
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Talking about all things Serve-a-thon on RTHK Radio 3

Check out our Executive Director, Sue, talking to Karen at RTHK Radio 3 about Serve-a-thon right before its weekened launch! Click on the link above and scroll down to 'Part 2' of the interview (Sue's part begins at 04:40). Read Full
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SCMP Junior Reporters humbled by their volunteer experience during Serve-a-thon

SCMP's Young Post junior Read Full
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