It’s that time of year again! With the holidays not too far off (it’s nearly November, people!), it’s time for the annual Box of Hope charity project. Aimed at providing useful and educational gifts to underprivileged children in Hong Kong and around the Asia region, this charity drive engages loads of HK schools and kids to get involved and help those less fortunate. And help it does! In fact, last year over 13,000 boxes were collected and delivered to needy children all around the region including Vietnam, Cambodia, China, the Philippines, as well as HK and Macau.
How it works is simple: Fill an old shoebox with new, fun and educational gifts, plus some practical items (the lanes in Central, the Wan Chai market, local stationary shops and the Japan Home Center are great places to go for contents – which shouldn’t run much more than $100). Then wrap the box and decorate it, and drop it off at a collection point – which could even be your child’s school. The boxes are then delivered directly to the children in need. Full instructions on how to build you box – including ideas on what to include – can be found here.
Easy, right? And when you realize that some of these children have NEVER received a gift, it’s really impossible not to want you and your kids to be a part of this meaningful project.
You can drop off your Box of Hope between 5-9 November virtually all over town (here’s the full list of collection locations) anytime from 5-9 November. I guarantee there is a drop off spot near you.
No time to make a box, but still want to help? No problem. A $150 donation covers the cost of box. You can send your check (made payable to Box of Hope, Ltd) to: 10 Villa Rosa, 88 Redhill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong.
Check out the Box of Hope website to learn more about how to get you and your kids involved.