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Corporate Social Responsibility

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Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Genuine CARE with Heep Hong Society

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

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

Heep Hong Society's 55th Anniversary Charity Dinner  

Last 17 April 2018, more than 400 philanthropists and dignitaries attended Heep Hong Society's 55th Anniversary Charity Dinner at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, an annual fundraising occasion for the benefit of the Society's Children and Youth Training Fund, which has disbursed over HKD 10 million since 2013 to offer timely treatment and professional therapy to more than 2,500 children from low-income families.

Throughout the evening, guests savoured dishes prepared by top chefs from 5 restaurants of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, under the leadership of Executive Chef, Adam Mathis. More than 20 luxury items were sold for charity at live and silent auctions, including a Cooking Masterclass and Dinner for 8 at Restaurant Petrus, sponsored by Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. Hotel Manager Gonzalo de Silva, together with colleagues, presented a HKD 500,000 cheque to Heep Hong Society, reflecting money raised from recent charity events and sales. 

Bird Cage Oil Burner Charity Sale  

To ignite holiday cheer, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, has partnered with Goods of Desire to present an exclusive aromatic oil warmer that will add a special glow to any gathering. Created with matte white porcelain and embellished with a gold songbird, the burner resembles a birdcage and creates a soothing ambience when flickering candlelight gleams through its slots. The birdcage is embossed with Chinese clouds and topped with the signature Shangri-La ‘S’. The ceramic piece will be available for purchase for HKD 200 (about USD 26) in the hotel lobby. Proceeds will go directly to the hotel’s charity partner, Heep Hong Society, which supports education and rehabilitation organisations that help children with special needs. 

Heep Hong Charity Mooncakes   

Charity mooncakes presented in beautiful boxes decorated with drawings created by the Heep Hong Society were sold at the hotel’s mooncake counter during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The mooncake boxes contained four traditional mooncakes with white lotus seed paste and double egg yolk. All proceeds from the sales were donated to benefit the Heep Hong Society’s diverse services and facilities. 

 

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 


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