A list of HK charity initiatives you can support to help the city’s most vulnerable battle the COVID-19 5th wave.
The COVID-19 5th wave has been hard on the city, especially those who may be battling low-income, poor housing conditions, or homelessness at the same time.
A number of local charities have launched initiatives to help the elderly, domestic workers, refugees, and other underprivileged communities. Please consider making a contribution in any way you can! #GarageGivesBack
Impact HK is looking for restaurant vouchers for the hundreds of homeless Hong Kongers who rely on their meal service.
With the rapid rise in cases, Impact HK’s operations have taken a hit, and restaurant vouchers are an urgent contingency solution.
Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuse is calling for cash donations to help domestic helpers who have been left without a home as a result of testing positive for COVID-19.
Funds raised will go towards purchasing food, COVID-19 test kits, medical supplies, sleeping bags and other necessities to keep these domestic workers safe.
Food prices have increased dramatically, which means refugee families are getting less bang for buck with supermarket vouchers equivalent to HKD 40 per day.
Refugee Union is holding an emergency food drive to help close this gap and feed families in need. Cash donations are the most flexible form of support, and allow them to purchase from low-cost shops. Other suggested donations include rice, fresh produce, canned goods, and medication.
Hands On Hong Kong is recruiting volunteers to help deliver daily necessities to the elderly who are in isolation.
Volunteers will be working with Harmony Garden Lutheran Centre for the Elderly. They’re currently open 6-days a week, but are facing a shortage of volunteers to help collect, pack and deliver care packages.
Habitat for Humanity HK is holding an emergency fundraiser to send 1,000 home hygiene packs to Hong Kong’s vulnerable.
Money raised will enable them to distribute hygiene packs they have on hand (COVID-19 tests, face masks, hand sanitizer etc) to low-income families and the elderly. (note: Please DON’T send masks, test kits and other products. Home hygiene packs are standardized for ease of distribution!)
Recent increases in food costs paired with supply chain issues have led to a sharp rise in the need for food assistance.
Feeding Hong Kong is raising funds to purchase food staples and invest in additional logistics to help those in need.
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