For the Elderly and Underprivileged
Happy Foster Family Gathering
We sponsored the 'Happy Foster Family Gathering' program organized by the Family Welfare Society in 1994 with a view to enhancing the mutual understanding between the parents and foster families which provided temporary care to children in need. Our members also participated in the gathering and shared a very memorable afternoon with hundreds of parents and children.
Newsletter for Single Parents
We sponsored the production and distribution of the Quarterly Newsletter ‘Tsin” published by the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society. The newsletter was meant to provide information for single parents. Members of the Zonta Club also served as resource persons to provide professional advice concerning child care, health, etc. via a regular column in the publication.
The Caring Carers - Family Care Scheme
Working together with Tuen Mun Hong Kong Family Welfare Society, the project served to enhance the awareness of the importance of proper child care and alleviate the burdens of parenting from needy families. The programs included production of booklets, exhibition of family care scheme, launch of educational activities and provision of financial aid.
Home of Love
Donations were made to improve the living conditions of the homeless at the Home of Love at Nam Cheong Estate. It included the replacement of broken and worn out windows with aluminum sliding frames and the installation of new mosquito screens.
A total of 20 workshops were organized in co-operation with the Regeneration Society for patients of chronic diseases and their family members. The topics covered included systemic lupus erythematosis, cancer and chronic liver diseases. A training course was also held for volunteers taking care of patients with chronic illnesses.
Multi-sensory Room for the Severely handicapped
We sponsored the set up of a multi-sensory room for Heep Hong Society's school at Chun Shek Estate in Shatin. The Room was designed to provide appropriate stimulations and sensory training to severely disabled pre-school and autistic children. The facilities have proved to be most successful in improving the children's attention span and their understanding of the environment.
Christmas / Chinese New Year Hampers
With a view to bringing joy and warmth to the single elderly people, homeless and the needy families, we have been, in co-operation with the Society for the Aged and the Missionaries of Charity - Home of Love , distributing Christmas and Chinese New Year Hampers since 1991.
Fighting Against Aids
Joining hands with the Zonta International Biennium of Health, we sponsored a phone-in program on Metro Radio to promote the public awareness and understanding of AIDS in 1996.
Working as a partner to the 'World Aids Campaign 1997 Hong Kong', we sponsored the display of a gigantic Red Ribbon Sculpture at Central Plaza.
New Immigrants Programme
We sponsored the publication of the 'Newsletter for New Arrivals' by the International Social Services. The newsletter was meant to provide valuable information on issues related to the new immigrants. Apart from monetary sponsorship, we also contributed articles on issues of particular concern to female immigrants.
Focusing on issues of special concern to modern women, the talk-show and phone-in program which started in 1996 and ran for 5 years, had met with over-whelming response not only from audience in Hong Kong but also from Southern China. Professionals within the club and external experts were lined up to share their views with the audience and to provide advice on topics including marriage problem, self-improvement, child raising and finance. This project was awarded a Social Service Award from 2001 Zonta International 11th District Conference.
Motion in Heart
The Club support HK Down Syndrome Association’s “Motion in Heart” project, designed to help family members of the mentally challenged to better handle their daily stress and pressure.
Arts in Hospital
We work hand in hand with the "Arts in Hospital" to bring colour and brightness into the hospital wards.