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The Community Chest of Hong Kong
The Community Chest of Hong Kong is an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded nor operated by the Government. It was established on November 8, 1968.
- to obtain donations through community wide appeals on behalf of member social welfare agencies;
- to act as trustee of the donors and allocate funds raised prudently to our agencies to strengthen and maximize their services to the needy;
- to provide an integrated service for donors wishing to support a wide range of welfare services in Hong Kong.
The Community Chest is governed by a Board. Under the Board, there are four main committees whose work is supported by over 300 volunteers serving in various sub-committees.
Together with 40 staff at the Chest office, they work hard to accomplish daunting fund-raising target year after year and allocate these funds entrusted by the public to 141 social welfare agencies. These agencies provide services to the elderly, the mentally and physically impaired, children, youth and families at risk, the ex-mentally ill, ex-offenders, the terminally ill, and many others.
The Chest's administrative cost is subsidised by the generous annual grant from The Hong Kong Jockey Club and our prudent investment in various funds. Therefore, the Chest is very proud to be one of the few fund-raising bodies in the world who boast of 100% allocation of funds to their beneficiaries without any deduction for administrative expenses.
Every year, over 1,000,000 needy benefit from the citizens' generosity.
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