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Reaching New Heights in Hong Kong

Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Four years of genuine CARE with Heep Hong Society 

Heep Hong Society is a local non-profit organisation committed to providing professional care, education, training and family support services to children - from babies to students in junior secondary schools - who have developmental and learning problems. Since 2000, they have made great strides in helping children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD and other specific learning difficulties and special needs.

Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong has been a supportive partner to the organisation since 2009, with numerous charitable initiatives and periodic activities with the children. Today, 70% of them are able to enter the “mainstream” educational system after few years spent at the Heep Hong Society Centre.

Heep Hong Charity Mooncakes 

Beautifully wrapped charity mooncakes with drawings by members of Heep Hong Society were sold at the hotel’s mooncake counter last Mid-Autumn Festival. The mooncake box contained four traditional mooncakes with white lotus seed paste and double egg yolks. All proceeds from the sale were donated to benefit Heep Hong Society’s diverse services and facilities.

Mid-Autumn Festival Children’s Party 

More than 29 children from Heep Hong Society were treated to an early Mid-Autumn Festival party that was organised by the hotel staff and held in the Island Ballroom on 11 September 2013. The fun party featured games, performances, a scrumptious buffet lunch and gift giving – each child took home a whimsical lantern in preparation for the Mid-Autumn Festival. The event was concluded the presentation of a cheque for the funds raised from the sales of teddy bears for the Heep Hong Society.

Limited-Edition "McDull Christmas Tree" 

In collaboration with renowned local illustrator Alice Mak, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong and Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong presented the limited-edition “McDull Christmas Tree” plush toy for 2013’s festive fundraising campaign. The plush toys were sold out. All the proceeds from the sales of the toys will go directly to the Heep Hong Society – one of Hong Kong’s largest service providers of early intervention and education for children with autism and specific learning difficulties. For more information about this charity, please visit www.heephong.org.

To contribute or for more information about the Heep Hong Society, please contact:

Meanne Dizerens-Lau
Director of Communications
meanne.dizerenslau@shangri-la.com
(852) 2820 8330