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2 June 2016

The Community Chest 2015/2016

Corporate & Employee Contribution Programme

Raised HK$154 Million To Make UAlmost Half of Yearly Total

 

With the support from over 770 companies, organisations and government departments, The Community Chest Corporate & Employee Contribution Programme raised $154 million in 2015/2016,accounting for about half of total funds raised for the whole year.

In recognition of the donors with outstanding contribution, a Cheque and Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 24 May with Mr Vernon Moore, BBS, Corporate & Employee Contribution Programme Chairman 2015/2016 and Co-Chairmen presenting the awards.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited raised over HK$9.9 million and won the Magnificent Award for the 15th consecutive year. With the staff’s enthusiastic support and the dollar-to-dollar matching donation by the Hongkong Bank Foundation, the Bank was also named Top Fund-Raiser in ''Love Teeth Day'', ''Skip Lunch Day'' as well as the Top Donor in the ''Employee Contribution Programme''.

The Jardine Matheson Group, Maxim’s Group, The S H Ho Foundation Limited and The Wharf (Holdings) Limited have also contributed generously towards the Programme and were presented with the ''Distinguished Awards''. 

The Chest’s work is widely recognised by the Hong Kong community. This year, over HK$77 million was raised through the participation of 83 newly listed companies in the ''Stock Code Balloting for Charity Scheme'' facilitated by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited since the beginning of the Scheme in 1999. Over the years, the Scheme has seen the participation of more than 760 companies and channeled over HK$721 million back to the Hong Kong community.

''Employee Contribution Programme'' has also been well-received by organisations and government departments. In 2015/2016, 420 participating organisations raised over HK$11 million. The Top Three Donors of Employee Contribution Programme were: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Citi, and The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited respectively. Aside from their participation in Chest’s events, organisations also initiated creative fund-raising activities. Citi was presented with the ''Highest Donation Award'' of Donation Drive by raising over HK$1.23 million through their ''Rainbow Day''.

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited worked closely with their staff in promoting the CARE Scheme through monthly payroll deduction and had been presented with The ''Highest Donation Award'' of the Scheme.

 

About The Community Chest of Hong Kong

The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded, nor operated by the Government.  Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events to benefit over 150 member social welfare agencies that reach out to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong.  The Chest’s administrative expenses come from a subsidised grant from The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments.  This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, our Partner in charity, generously supports The Community Chest of Hong Kong in helping to subsidise our expenses, thereby enabling 100% of the donations to be allocated to over 150 member social welfare agencies from six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development.

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The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited raised HK$9.9 million in 2015/2016 Corporate & Employee Contribution Programme, an amount partly attributed to the dollar-to-dollar matching donation by the Hongkong Bank Foundation, this won the Bank the Magnificent Award for the fifteenth consecutive year. In the Employee Contribution category, the Bank was named Top donor overall, in addition to being the Top Fund-Raiser in ''Love Teeth Day'', ''Skip Lunch Day''.

Mrs Jocelyn A G Endean (left), Head of Corporate Services of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited received the Award from Mr Vernon Moore, BBS, Corporate & Employee Contribution Programme Organising Committee Chairman. 

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In 2015/2016, over HK$77 million was raised through the ''Stock Code Balloting for Charity Scheme'' initiated by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. Since its inception in 1999, the Scheme hasreceived donations from more than 760 listed companies and over HK$721 million was raised.

Ms Joan Chung (left), Vice President, Human Resources of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited received the Award from Mr Vernon Moore, BBS, Corporate & Employee Contribution Programme Organising Committee Chairman.

 

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