Since January, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus has made waves not just in our city, but across the world. As the numbers of those infected increases with every passing day, it’s more important than ever to find ways to give back to our community. From donating basic hygiene and food products, to volunteering your time, here we list just some of the ways that you can give back in Hong Kong, including some of the charities that you can get involved with.
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Donate Hygiene Products
Founded in 2007, local charity HandsOn Hong Kong connects local organisations with the volunteer manpower they need to achieve their mission. Partnering with a number of local charities to support those who have been impacted by the coronavirus, it is now working to provide supplies to our city’s most vulnerable, especially the elderly, low-income families and youth with disabilities. These emergency items range from masks and sanitiser, to household cleaning products, tissue paper and more. You can find the full list of charities that HandsOn Hong Kong is working with, and what supplies are needed here.
Other charities across the city including Crossroads Foundation and Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong are accepting donations of hygiene products.