HKR Care & Share, HKR International Limited’s (“HKRI”) corporate volunteer team, visited singleton elders during the Chinese New Year. The home visits were organised in partnership with St. James’ Settlement (“SJS”).
Led by Mr Victor Cha, Deputy Chairman & Managing Director of HKRI, about 40HKR Care & Share volunteers and their family members, the youngest being 6-year-old, visited about 40 singleton elders in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay on 23 February 2013. The volunteers not only brought with them freshly boiled soup and other food items, but also their warm regards, respect and care to the elders who are now living on their own, mostly in deprived conditions.
The elders, who are the service targets of the Support Team for the Elderly under the Wan Chai District Elderly Community Centre of SJS, were delighted to have visitors in the Chinese New Year. They had a joyful time chatting and interacting with the volunteers, in particular the young children.
Mr Cha said: “These elderly people long for others’ love and companion. We are so glad to have a chance to talk to them, to listen to their stories and to let them know that there are people who care about them. It is a heartwarming exercise.HKR Care & Share, with the full support of the company, will continue to reach out to the needy.”
OtherHKR Care & Sharevolunteers also find the visits extremely rewarding, as they believe that they were not only serving the elders, but learning from them at the same time. They treasure the opportunity to be the elders’ company and pledge to continue serving those in need in the society.
About HKRI and HKR Care & Share HKR International Limited has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 1989, under the Stock Code of 00480. HKRI has diversified interests in real estate development and investment, property management, luxury hotels and serviced apartments, property related manufacturing, healthcare services and other investments in Hong Kong, mainland China and across Asia.
HKRI’s corporate volunteer team,HKR Care & Share, was set up in 2005. Over the years,HKR Care & Sharehas been actively supporting community services and partnering with social service organisations to reach out to the less fortunate and offer our help and care to the needy.