Box of Hope, Hong Kong’s popular annual Christmas charity-drive, is back again this year and is now asking for donations and volunteers.
School students are being asked to decorate and fill a shoebox with suitable gifts for delivery to underprivileged children throughout Hong Kong and Asia. Gift items could include stationery, toiletries and a fun toy.
This year the charity hopes to collect a mammoth 33,000 boxes and has so far received support from a number of Hong Kong-based corporates, including Meridian Capital, Wooloomooloo Group, Clifford Chance, Halfords, The Lion Rock Press, Bloom&Grow, Dachser, Redbox Storage, Wah Yuen stationery and Allen & Overy.
The charity will also again be running its popular box design competition. Winners will be invited to help hand deliver Boxes of Hope to children living in Hong Kong. To enter, email a photo of your decorated box to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 15.
All filled and wrapped boxes should be delivered to your school collection point November 5-9.
For more information, to volunteer with box collection of distribution, or to sign your school up as a collection point, see boxofhope.org