Report from Fund Raising Committee (2002 – 2004)
Co-Chairmen: Teresa Lin, Patricia Yeung, Florence Yip
During the biennium, our Club raised from members, patrons and donors just over $610,000 to help fund the Club’s social service projects, which include:
– sponsoring the Environmental Campaign Committee to implement the ‘Waste Separation and Recycling Scheme in Pre-Schools’; and
– sponsoring the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association to implement an Emergency Alarm System for 100 elderly persons.
The main fund-raising activity was in the form of a themed Walkathon – Green Walk – held on 15 December 2002. Our Walkathon also marked the launch of the Environment Campaign Committee’s ‘Waste Separation and Recycling Scheme’ in Pre-schools. The event was extremely well attended, with over 120 participants and guests. We are particularly grateful to the Environmental Campaign Committee for organizing students from kindergartens to perform for our guests and the Sister of the Good Shepherd MaryCove School for its Lion’s Dance performance.
We also organized last fall sales of candles donated by Zontian Kathy Tam and cosmetics bags donated by Ms Jennifer Tsang. Both sales drew an enthusiastic response from members and friends.
The mission of the Committee would not have been so successfully accomplished without the generous contributions of our members, their families and friends, to which we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks.