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Third SHKP Chinese New Year meal for seniors

SHKP gave two Poon Choi (basin dish) meals at Ma Wan Park Noah’s Ark for nearly 2,000 seniors from Sham Shui Po and Tuen Mun in early March as part of its Building Homes with Heart Caring Initiative. SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Kwok was the special guest, and he shared festive cheer with the elderly and gave away lucky bags to show care and blessings.

Delicious Poon Choi and generous lucky bags

This was the third year running that SHKP organized Chinese New Year meals for seniors from different districts. The seniors gathered in a happy mood to enjoy the festival and authentic Poon Choi in the beautiful Noah's Ark. Some elderly groups were invited to show off their talents at drumming, Chinese dancing and singing.

Mr Kwok said: “Lunar New Year is the most important festival for Chinese people. Family gatherings, festive gifts and red packets are ways to send good wishes and care. I believe it is better to give than to receive and I feel very blessed to be able to help others and make them happy. SHKP supports a wide range of charitable initiatives for the benefit of the needy, including this event at Noah’s Ark to bring festive cheer to the elderly. I hope we can share the blessings with each other, and we will continue to work with more organizations in different districts to help more people in need.”

SHKP Volunteer Team care for the less fortunate

The SHKP Volunteer Team also delivered around 7,000 lucky bags containing food and daily necessities during the meals and in home visits to seniors in different districts. SHKP-sponsored stationery gift packs with walnut cookies made by SHKP Volunteer Team members and Hong Chi Association students were given away to newly-arrived low-income families and minorities in Tung Chung, promoting social integration and spreading festive cheer to people of different cultures.

Thomas Kwok (second right) and Director of Social Welfare Patrick Nip (second left) drumming with seniors at Noah’s Ark
Seniors with lucky bags including scarves knitted by SHKP volunteers