ABOUT NEW LIFE
Caring Company 2016/2017
This year, the Association nominated 48 companies and organizations for the Caring Company Scheme. All of them were successfully awarded the Caring Company Logo and we were grateful for their staunch support. We also participated in the Caring Company Partnership Expo on 10 March 2017 to introduce our volunteering opportunities through booth exhibits. We sincerely look forward to creating more concerted efforts with partner companies and organizations in the future.
Companies and Organizations successfully nominated by the Association in Caring Company 2016/2017
- Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department
- ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited - Fortune City One Plus
- ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited - Hampton Loft
- ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited - Jubilee Square
- ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited - Ma On Shan Plaza
- ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited - Metro Town Shopping Mall
- China Resources Property Limited
- Circle K Convenience Stores (HK) Ltd
- Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Ltd
- Deerhill Bay Management Limited
- Delifrance (HK) Limited
- Goodwell Property Management Limited - Oceanaire
- Goodwell Property Management Limited - Sausalito
- Goodwell Property Management Limited
- Goodwell-Prosperity Property Services Limited
- InterContinental Hong Kon
- Island South Property Management Limited
- Jardine Airport Services Limited
- Kee Wah Bakery Limited
- Kerry Holdings Limited
- Kinetix Systems Limited
- Lane Crawford (Hong Kong) Limited
- New Life Support Enterprises Limited
- NIKE 360 HOLDING B.V.
- Nikkei Japanese Language School Limited
- Portofino Management Limited
- Prince of Wales Hospital
- Sui Hing Chemical Co., Ltd.
- The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited
- The Paramount Management Limited
- TNT Production Limited
- UPS Parcel Delivery Services Limited
- Vista Paradiso Property Management Limited
Partnership with Corporations
InterContinental Hong Kong
Receiving the Grant from IHG (UK) Foundation
After being nominated by the InterContinental Hong Kong (ICHK), the Association was successful in receiving a grant ves of HK$154,000 (US$20,000) from the IHG (UK) Foundation. The 1-year project began in November 2016, with the funds being used to support organic farming at New Life Farm, as well as a series of mental health related talks. We were honored to host Mr. Claus Pedersen, General Manager of ICHK, and their volunteer team at New Life Farm where they participated in kincking off organic farming activities.
ICHK actively participated in the Association’s volunteer activities. They paid home visits to members of The Wellness Centre (Yau Tsim Mong) twice, in July and November 2017. In addition, staff from ICHK volunteered at New Life Farm where they assisted in harvesting organic vegetables on 3 December 2016. All the proceeds from the harvest were donated to 100 beneficiaries at our Food Sharing Project.
Christmas Fundraising Event
This was the 8th year that ICHK supported our Association’s fund-raising efforts at Christmas time. This past Christmas, a nutcracker wooden ornament made by Tin King Sheltered Workshop and a nutcracker pouch were sold to hotel customers in order to raise funds. In addition, Christmas hampers with healthy food chosen from farmfresh330 were also sold to raise funds. In total, around $190,000 was raised to support the Association’s community mental health services for PIR.
Jardine Matheson Group
CENTRAL Rat Race 2016
CENTRAL Rat Race is one of the signature charity events organized by MINDSET to promote mental health each year. The event was held on 16th October 2016 in Charter Road, Central. As in previous years, the Association supported this meaningful event by sending a team consisted of 22 service users from residential services to participate in the “NGO Rat Race”. This year, the cheering team costume was specially design with an outlook of Rat-like Avengers so as to promote public awareness and support to fight against stigmatization for more inclusive society. Our cheering team was awarded the “Best Dressed NGO Cheering Team Award”.
Walk Up Jardine House
The Association joined the annual fundraising event “Walk Up Jardine House”. One of the feature events was a puppet show titled “Sports turning to Positive Energy”, which communicated about the benefits of sports and mental wellness. The show was performed by PIR. By expressing themselves through puppetry, they were able to interact with the audience and enhance their communication abilities with the public enhancing their feelings of social inclusion.
MINDSET Talent Show Competition
At the Wellness Centre (Tin Shui Wai), Dusty Theatre (「微塵劇團」) and Music Power (「樂勢力」) joined together in the MINDSET Talent Show Competition on 1 April 2017. Their performance was selected as the champion in the competition with its original music songs blended with a psychodrama. “Dusty Theatre” represented those vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in the community, while “Music Power” was the happiest band helping to spread positive energy and happiness in the community.
Jardine Aviation Services Limited
Jardine Aviation Services Limited (JAS) organized an internal fund raising event to support the Association as part of its 70th Anniversary celebration. Around HK$100,000 was raised for the Association to support facility improvements at our 2 self-financed hostels – Yi Yuet Hin and Yuet Wo House. The Cheque Presentation Ceremony was held on 16 August 2016. This year, JAS continued to organize a series of activities with the Association including hostel visit, farm visit, airport tour, bowling fun days and a Food Sharing Project.
As our long term partner, city’super continued to support the Association by ordering organic vegetables from New Life Farm and also invited the Association to join their “Green Market” activity held at city’super in Tsim Sha Tsui and Shatin for the 2nd consecutive year. The event promotes organic living concepts and helps increase public awareness about mental wellness.
Nutritionists from Meiriki as well as staff and PIR at delight kitchen produced healthy cookies together on 16 March 2017 to share with low-income families and elders from Food Angel. The event aimed to promote the spirit of mutual help and helped raise awareness of PIR in the general public.
ASM Technology Hong Kong Limited
At the Invitation of ASM Technology Hong Kong Limited, New Life Building Sheltered Workshop, Shek Pui Wan Integrated Work Centre and ecotour330 organized a charity sales event at their office to help promote products made by PIR, which helped to also demonstrate the ability of PIR to the public.
Morgan Stanley Asia Limited
Morgan Stanley Asia Limited organized 3 volunteer activities with the Association this year as part of their annual global volunteer month. The volunteer activities included making clay handcraft products with PIR, weeding & fertilization works at New Life Farm and a social visit to Long Stay Car Home. Over 60 staff from Morgan Stanley Asia Limited participated.
Nikkei Japanese Language School
Nikkei 30th Anniversary Donation
In celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Nikkei Japanese Language School made a generous donation to the Association to support the welfare of PIR. Ms. Sania Yau was invited to attend the celebration, which was held on 4 September 2016, and shared a special moment with Mr. Choy, the Principal, Mrs. Choy and guests.
“Dai Hei Atmosphere New Life Chinese Opera Workshop”
Following an introduction by Nikkei, the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts’ School of Chinese Opera Student Association “Dai Hei Atmosphere” joined the Association to co-organize the“Dai Hei Atmosphere New Life Chinese Opera Workshop” on 11 February 2017. At the workshop, residents of New Life Building Long Stay Care Home and members of The Wellness Centre (Sham Shui Po) were both able to enjoy a variety of activities involving Chinese Opera techniques.