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Transforming the City, One Life at a Time 

Volunteers' Feedback On Elderly Outing 

'Thanks for organising today! I think all the Por Pors had a ton of fun! My Por Por had never been to any of the places we went today – we should definitely do more outings.'
 – Daphne T.


'Thanks, our Por Por really enjoyed (herself). I think these kinds of outings are great for building relationships.'
– Jack L.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Jul 10 North Point
Family Outing (Sun, 2-6 pm)

Please click here for the full list of volunteer opportunities and registration.
May 2016 - Hope of the City Newsletter

 

Planes, Geese and Scenic Waters

Apr 30 was an eventful day for 21 seniors from Shek Kip Kei when they joined a local coach tour with their home visit volunteers, organised in collaboration with St. James Settlement.
 
First stop was the airport exhibition centre in Ting Kau, where displays give a fascinating overview of the construction process for Chek Lap Kok Airport. Views of the Tsing Ma Bridge from the rooftop made an excellent backdrop for photos. 
 
Lunch was a hearty meal in Sham Tseng, featuring the village’s famous roast goose. With full tummies (and doggie bags), we set off for beautiful Inspiration Lake on Lantau Island, with strolling, surrey bike riding and plenty of photo-taking by the water all making for a refreshing afternoon.

IDEAL Mother's Day Walkathon

It’s a delight for us to partner with IDEAL, a support group for families with intellectually disabled children. On May 7, when IDEAL held their Mother’s Day Walkathon at the Peak, our staff and volunteers were there to help put up distance markers and cheer on the more than 70 walkers. Although it was a very hot day, the children were extremely excited about taking part in this annual fundraiser, charging forward along the trail with great enthusiasm. It was touching to see how their mothers took great care to keep them cool and hydrated.

Hope Begins with Friendship

When I first visited a Sham Shui Po soup kitchen last summer, I met some men reading newspapers while waiting for lunch. ‘What a great opportunity to share the Good News,’ I thought. I soon began sharing a weekly pre-lunch talk with these ‘Buddies,’ and many have become friends, like Ah Wai, an ex-police sergeant who fell from glory and Big Bear, a handyman whose pride led to self-destruction. I sometimes run into Buddies on the street, or during weekly outreach in a local park. As our friendships grow, it’s a joy to share my hope in Christ with them. – Nelson Yau

Giddyup, L’il Partners   

After the successful launch of our Kids’ Mentorship Programme in March, the second event in the programme got off the ground (literally!) on Apr 23. This time round, the 10 participating kids and 19 mentors shared a Saturday morning at Lo Wu Saddle Club. They learnt about the history of horseback riding, the differences between a pony and a horse, and even got to feed the horses in the stable. Then it was time to mount up, with mentors encouraging the kids to conquer their fears, since most of them had never been anywhere near horses before.
 

New Tutors to the Rescue

Hope of the City is very pleased to report that we have successfully recruited nine new volunteer tutors to help us provide tutoring support for our local partners. Primary school students from low-income families in Sham Shui Po can now receive personal after-school and Saturday tutoring at J-Life Community Centre, Yan Kei Church and Fuk Lam Church. Thank you, tutors, for offering your time, talents and, most of all, caring hearts to help these students with homework and English.
Mailing Address:
Hope of the City Foundation 
8/F, 633 King's Road
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
+852 3470 3000