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Transforming the City, One Life at a Time 

Annual Report

Hope of the City's 2013-2014 Annual Report is ready. View it online.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hope of the City is now recruiting volunteers for the following events:

Apr 11 Family Outing
9:30am - 4pm, North Point

Apr 25 IDEAL Birthday Party
2:15 - 4:30pm, Sham Shui Po

May 7 Door-to-Door Visits
6:30 - 8:30pm, North Point

May 9 HKFWS Carnival
2 - 5:30pm, North Point

May 9 Magic Show Interpreter (Eng to Chi)
3:45 - 5pm, Cheung Sha Wan

On-going Opportunities:
  • Reading Buddies for young kids (May-Aug)
  • Tutors for F.1-3 students
  • Interest class teachers 
    (art, violin, piano)

Please click here for the full list of volunteer opportunities and registration.
March 2015 - Hope of the City Newsletter
 

SSP Xperience
On Feb 2, Hope of the City hosted our first-ever SSP Xperience. This vision-sharing event was an opportunity for 50+ invited guests from various segments of society to see, touch and taste the reality of daily life for many underprivileged people living in Sham Shui Po. They also learnt first-hand what is being done to bring hope to this area of our city.
As guests mingled and enjoyed artwork and a hip-hop dance by children from Hope-sponsored classes, they were offered local snacks like curried fish balls and sponge cakes, hand made by Hope beneficiaries from a nearby community centre. They also had the chance to inspect a full-scale model of a typical 70-sq-ft partitioned home, a real eye-opener for many. 
Two of our partners – J-Life and the Hub HK – shared about their work and the challenges faced by the families they serve. Then, Hope of the City gave a brief overview of the needs of this district and an introduction to the ways in which our partnership model is beginning to make an impact.
The evening ended with a beautiful but thought-provoking sand art performance by well-known local sand artist, Ma Chai. Our prayer is that this glimpse into the world of families in poverty will open pathways to greater concern for and engagement with those in our city who are often forgotten. 

Chinese New Year Events

The Chinese New Year brought many opportunities to bring joy into the lives of families and the elderly.

On Feb 15, more than 40 volunteers made Chinese New Year visits to 16 households in North Point. They were charged with a special task – to teach those they visited how to make lucky paper goldfish. It turns out that the elderly liked this craft immensely! Some of them expressed how much they appreciated the visits and asked to be visited more often.

Twenty-eight elderly residents of Shek Kip Mei enjoyed a delightful day out on Feb 28. First, they were invited to have tea with their long-time volunteer visitors. After tea, 16 of them attended a Cantonese Opera performance together, a rare and spell-binding treat.

That same evening, a team of 12 volunteers from Island ECC’s Heartbeat Care Group gathered at the St Barnabas Society to help serve a scrumptious Poon Choi Feast to some 80 elderly and homeless people. The programme for the evening included worship songs, a Gospel message and some video clips. It was a warm and cozy festive celebration for all.

Support for Parents

Parents of children with Special Education Needs (SEN) often express how challenging it is to take care of their children. That’s why, in addition to providing therapy sessions for the children, Hope of the City has organised a series of parenting workshops led by a clinical psychologist, starting in mid-March. Our aim is to help them to improve their parenting skills, learn to communicate effectively and maintain better parent-child relationships. 

HKIS Fun Fair

On Mar 21, Hope of the City joined hands with the Hong Kong International School to co-ordinate a Fun Fair for 31 children from Po Leung Kuk. The fair was held at HKIS, with the school’s secondary students stepping up to run the day’s activities and interact with the children. This was not only a fun-filled, action-packed outing for the younger children, but also an opportunity for the youth to serve and exercise true love and care for others. Thank you, HKIS! 

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