After the successful Young Professionals Cocktail Party in Hong Kong, held on 15 February 2012, all proceeds of the event are now donated to Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC) at a small ceremony hosted by the Japanese Chamber.
The Danish, Japanese and Swedish Chambers donated the proceeds from the February 2012 cocktail party amounting to HK$ 48,120 to HKSPC.
Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children has been serving and nurturing young children since 1926. It is one of the most established organizations in the field. Today, they run 27 centers caring for around 3,000 children daily. Their services include a Children’s Residential Home, 5 Day Crèches, 17 Nursery Schools and 2 Children and Family Services Centers.
HKSPC Fund Raising Committee Chairwoman, Angelina Lee wrote:
“We are extremely grateful to Intercham for their generous support of Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children. HKSPC has a long history of serving young children. Times have changed since we were founded in 1926, yet our mission remains the same: To ensure that as many disadvantaged children as possible, in Hong Kong, live in a healthy, happy & safe environment. Today, we run 27 centers caring for around 3,000 children daily. Our services include our Children’s Residential Home, Day Crèches, Nursery Schools and two Children and Family Services Centers.
“We are only partially subsidized by the Government and rely heavily on direct donations and fundraising among the community we serve. The Government does not provide funding to all of our centers. Our two Children and Family Services Centers rely solely on the generosity of donors and provide an invaluable supportive network to families at risk or even in crisis.
“We are currently looking for additional funds to expand: to extend our care and programs to more needy children and families, and to renovate or enlarge old facilities and centers. Besides support in monetary terms, we welcome volunteers to help out in our centers.”