CGCC “We Care, We Share Campaign” Hosts X’mas Party
Chairman Jonathan Choi Gives Seasonal Greetings to Families
The CGCC “We Care, We Share Campaign” hosted a parent-and-child party as Christmas drew near. Chairman Jonathan Choi and Vice Chairmen of the Chamber presented Christmas gifts and bring festive joy to participating families.
Christmas Gifts from “Caring Enterprises
In his address, Choi remarked that the CGCC is concerned about social welfare along with its commitment to the development of business sectors. As a campaign that expresses the business community’s care, the “We Care, We Share Campaign” was established to build a harmonious society by bringing the efforts of the business sectors, the government and social service organizations together
The CGCC hosted a parent-and-child Christmas party earlier. With coordination of the Social Welfare Department (SWD), families from Tuen Mun were invited to a buffet lunch party, where they played games and sang Christmas carols as well. CGCC Chairman Jonathan Choi, Vice Chairmen David Fong and Yuen Mo, SWD Assistant Director Anna Chow and representatives from “Caring Enterprises” attended the party and presented the families with Christmas gifts.
“We Care, We Share Campaign” Receives Wide Support
Choi thanked the SWD and Tuen Mun (East) Integrated Family Service Centre for their co-organizing the event. Gratitude was particularly extended to the “Caring Enterprises” and CGCC Committee Members whose provided generous support and sponsorship in the hope of sharing Christmas joy with families and children in need.
Among the guests in the party were representatives from “Caring Enterprises”, including Chairman of Taining Group Kam-ling and his wife, Governing Director and Manager of Paramount Catering Group Li Tak-foon, SWD Assistant District Social Welfare Officer (Tuen Mun) Gary Cheung, etc.
This Christmas celebration activity was held on the 19th. The SWD arranged for the invited families to visit famous city sights like the Golden Bauhinia Square, the Hong KongCity Hall, Legislative Council Chambers and the ChaterGarden in the morning to experience the wonderful seasonal atmosphere. To round up a very pleasurable weekend, they spent the afternoon in Hong KongPark after lunch.
As a well wishing gesture for the Christmas and the New Year, CGCC also distributed 10,000 food coupons worth $300,000 via the SWD to families in need.
The “We Care, We Share Campaign” was launched in June this year. A total of 33,000 food coupons worth $1 million were distributed to needy families and individuals during the Reunification Anniversary, National Day holidays and before the Christmas and the New Year. Besides, 10,000 boxes of moon cakes worth $600,000 were presented on the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The CGCC also made a donation of $100,000 to the SWD Emergency Relief Fund to provide instant financial assistance for families of victims in major incidents. During this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, the Chamber distributed moon cakes and fruits to residents of Kau Wa Keng Old Village, who were affected by a fire. As an on-going social welfare project, the “We Care, We Share Campaign” will roll out more initiatives and programs to encourage the business sectors’ care for society, with a view to promoting social harmony in Hong Kong.
21 December 2009