Hong Kong is recently overwhelmed by the onslaught of COVID-19 infections as the fifth wave hits. The number of newly confirmed cases increased rapidly by over ten thousand each day. Various anti-pandemic supplies and food are in shortage while the increasing number of patients has caused the breakdown of our medical and testing systems, putting everyone at risk. In addition, it is also a difficult time for grassroots families to afford the rising price of food and daily necessities, as well as the cost of testing kits that their jobs may require, when family income reduces. These situations lead to our great concern.
As the fifth wave emerged, we have contacted our working partners to prepare for emergency distribution of rapid test kits to help ease the pressure on local grassroots families. We wish to stand by the grassroots families during this difficult time.
At this stage, we have already allocated HK$200,000 to support the project that will be carried out by our local partners. Our work includes:
Distribute 3,500 rapid test kits to underprivileged families so that they can know their infection status timely and better protect their families
Provide 670 students and HKDSE candidates with 100G mobile data SIM cards to support their online learning at home and help them prepare for the public examination so that they can avoid going out amid the pandemic
Collaborating with HKSKH Lady Maclehose Centre, Plan International has started the first round of aid distribution on 4 March. With the assistance of our partners and staff, we could visit the grassroots families in Kwai Chung district and distribute 500 sets of rapid test kits.
Let’s cross the hurdles hand-in-hand under the pandemic, you may offer a helping hand to the families too!
A donation of HK$280can provide a grassroots family with 10 packs of rapid test kits so that they can know their infection status timely and better protect their families
A donation of HK$600can provide 3 students or HKDSE candidates with 100G mobile data SIM cards to support their online learning at home and help them prepare for the public examination
A donation of HK$1,120can provide 4 grassroots family with rapid test kits (10 packs for each family) so that they can know their infection status timely and better protect themselves and their families
Other Donation Methods
Please make a direct deposit into HSBC account #640-068318-838
Please mark “Plan International Hong Kong Limited”
Please scan the QR code below to donate and enter your information (English name, telephone number and email address) and state “Local COVID-19 Relief“ in PayMe message box.
Please send the original bank receipt/ crossed cheque together with your name, telephone number and email address to Plan International Hong Kong by mail or email. Please mark “Local COVID-19 Relief “ (Email: [email protected] Address: 21/F, 9 Chong Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong)
Allocation of donations
Plan International will allocate donations for designated projects in accordance with the donor’s intent. However, when the designated project is fully funded, additional donations will be used where needed most for more efficient use of resources without prior notice.