Charity Spotlight: Learning from the Elders

It all started at the Dale Carnegie office. Myself and a social worker from Mission to New Arrivals met at the training office to get some feedback on our speeches for the HandsOn Black and White Ball. Little did I know, I was going to meet the sweetest lady ever. Her positive, kind nature is infectious and enchanting. I have pretty good intuition when it comes to people, and with her, we clicked right away. She invited me to her charity where I learned how to make Zongzi, which will be distributed to the elderly in the community.

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I have met so many wonderful people in HK who has showed me that being kind, humble, down to earth and understanding are qualities far superior than being incredibly rich and intelligent. I admire people who care about more than just themselves and their family, people who care about strangers. People who care about society.

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Warm and Fuzzy with Hong Kong Dog Rescue

Dogs for Adoption at HKDR
Plum, Peach, Carrot, Pineapple, Cherry, and Leyla. Smiley and Coconut found home 10/27.

A few weeks back, I decided to take a chance and agree to become a volunteer leader-supervisor for Hong Kong Dog Rescue in collaboration with Handson Hong Kong. There’s a shortage of supervisors and they really need people to train new volunteers. If you haven’t heard of HKDR, allow me to give you a brief description. They are a non-profit charity dedicated to saving dogs and puppies from being destroyed by AFCD. Stray dogs and surrendered dogs are killed within 4 days or 96 hours if no one adopts them. I don’t know about you, but that’s heartbreaking, especially when I’ve been with my Mimi for 14 years. Sally, the founder of HKDR rescues the dogs who have the greatest chance of being re-homed. Sadly, that means thousands of dogs are still put to sleep every year. Continue reading