It supported three selected NGOs – Mith Samlanh (Cambodia) who protect the rights of street children; M’lop Tapang (Cambodia) who reintegrate street children back to education and community; and VIDYA (India) who support underprivileged communities.
The sale of over 250 products raised more than HKD 18,400 and a further HKD 1,400 was collected from donations. The response from this event was fantastic. Over half the products were sold within the first two hours. “People kept asking for more even though some of the products were sold out” commented one enthusiastic volunteer. Products sold included bags and coasters made from straws, gym bags made from recycled tyres, and other soft toy made of recycled fabric. All items were hand made from the NGOs and beautifully designed.
In addition to the three selected NGOs, the Christmas Charity Bazaar also supported Chung Tok School, which was previously known as the Hong Kong School for the Deaf when it was founded in 1935. The school offers primary mainstream and secondary special education for hearing-impaired students who are gifted in the arts. 52 pieces of artworks, including paintings, drawings and sculptures were selected for sale. Principal Lai and three hearing-impaired students assisted at the stall which raised over HKD 7,000 which will be donated to the school’s Cultural Arts Fund.