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Deutsche Bank Hong Kong participates in Sewa Day, a global volunteering initiative

October 2012 │ Hong Kong

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong partnered with Food for Life for this year’s Sewa Day on Sunday, October 7, 2012. After months of planning and preparation, Deutsche Bank staff, family members and friends met up at the kitchens of Food for Life in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong for a day of volunteering.

A team of 70 volunteers worked together and participated in a range of activities including food preparation, cooking, cleaning, packing and distribution from 10 am until 7 pm.  Over 1,000 meal sets were packed and delivered to distribution centres that fed the elderly, orphanages and the homeless during lunch and dinner.  The three distribution centres were Shek Hei Lau Mutual Aid Office in Kwai Chung, Ping Che Village Rurual Community in Fanling, and Nam Cheong Estate in Shum Shui Po.  The organic ingredients used were sourced from New Life Farm, a social enterprise based in New Territories.

Dixit Joshi, Managing Director, Head of Equities Asia, says: “people always donate financially to charities and organisations but are also looking for opportunities to give their time.  Sewa Day is a great way for people to get together with like-minded volunteers and donate their time.  This is new age social action that fits the modern lifestyle.” 

Sewa is a universal concept which involves performing an act of kindness without expectation of reward.  On Sewa Day, thousands of good-hearted people across the world come together to perform Sewa and experience the joy of giving in its truest sense. 

For more information on Sewa Day, please visit

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