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Transforming the City, One Life at a Time 
Bowling Outing

Hope of the City organized a bowling activity for families on 26 April. It was a good opportunity for volunteers to bond with the families while having fun together at an activity that they would normally not engage in. One of the volunteers commented that they were particularly touched by seeing kids from the families playing with their own children. With children, we can see that there are no boundaries.

Children's Art

A few of Hope of the City’s volunteers have decided to use their professional skills and talents to give back to children in the Sham Shui Po community. Most recently, two volunteers launched a drawing and painting class for children ages six to eight to help foster creativity and provide an outlet for expression. Interested in leading an arts and crafts course, a drama workshop or music lessons? Email volunteer@hopeofthecity.com.

May 2014 - Hope of the City Newsletter


Hope of the City is pleased to announce that two new members have joined our team! Nelson Yau and Eliza Hui bring their experiences from corporate and nonprofit work in Asia. Nelson will be serving as Hope of the City's first Executive Director and Eliza will be managing programme development. We are excited to welcome them and look forward to introducing them to you in the near future!

Delivery Service

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, one of Hope of the City’s supporters, sent 21 employees to help deliver rice, cooking oil, toilet paper and other basic household goods to low-income households in Shek Kip Mei. Many of the elderly are unable to carry these heavier items up to their flats in walk-up buildings. To address this issue, St. James’ Settlement arranges monthly home delivery service and Hope of the City mobilises volunteers to help distribute the items. 
FruitArt Workshop

Hope of the City arranged for Joanne Chan to lead a FruitArt workshop for 13 mothers and children from Sham Shui Po. It was a fun-filled afternoon where families learned about the nutritional value of fruit and created “snow globes” out of apples, kiwis and strawberries. 

Family Day at the Peak

On 3 May, Hope of the City hosted a “Family Day” at Victoria Peak for P1 - P2 children enrolled in our English tuition courses. Volunteers led the families from Sham Shui Po in a series of relay races ranging from a three-legged race to balancing balls on spoons. Many of the parents shared that it is rare for them to have “structured play” with their children and that the games helped them connect with their families in new ways. The children were also asked to practice their English conversation skills by “interviewing” visitors at the Peak. Hope of the City will continue engaging these families through after school English courses, home visits and family-focused activities. 

Childcare on Tuesdays

Hope of the City is seeking volunteers to provide childcare on Tuesday mornings from 10 - 11:30am during May and June. Location is in North Point. Email volunteer@hopeofthecity.com if you are available to help! 

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Hope of the City Foundation 
8/F, 633 King's Road
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
+852 3470 3000