Celebrate CNY with kindness

Impact HK is calling on Hongkongers to show kindness during the Lunar New Year.

When you are out, please consider passing your local street cleaner a red packet with a small financial donation or supermarket voucher to show your gratitude. Print out this small thank you note (in Chinese and English) together with your red packet
This CNY, please join us in showing kindness and appreciation for our Hong Kong street cleaners who work tirelessly to make our city more livable.

Kindness matters.

Since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, this hard working community is working in high risk and harsh conditions. However, they are still underpaid, underappreciated and sadly many are homeless despite having this full time job. In addition, the majority are aged between 60 and 80 years — read more.

Location and time

Flexible. This is a ‘do it yourself’ action that each of us can carry out independently in our local community.

How to join

While you are out in your neighbourhood or on your way to visit friends or relatives, please consider passing your local street cleaner a red packet with a small financial donation or supermarket voucher to show your gratitude.
Print out this small thank you note (in Chinese and English) together with your red packet — download here: https://bit.ly/2LCC2fY
Please click “Going” to this event and show you plan to carry out this small act of kindness and share with your friends.

Download our thank you note.

 

Despite having full-time jobs, they can’t afford a housing deposit for a subdivided flat,” he says. In the case of Shing, he says the tiny HK$2,000 cubicle is more per square foot than homes on The Peak – one of the most affluent areas in Hong Kong.

Shing lives in nearby Mong Kok in a 60 square foot (5.6 square metre) illegally subdivided unit known as a “coffin home”. Nine others share the room. There’s no ventilation or air conditioning, and in summer Shing says the temperature in his cubicle rises eight degrees Celsius above the outside temperature.

According to a 2016 report by the Census and Statistics Department, 209,700 people in Hong Kong live in subdivided units.

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