As I was sitting and watching the news this morning, I felt a huge lump in my throat. The devastation caused to the little Philippine island is beyond belief. Thousands of families have been displaced, people are undergoing medical surgeries without anaesthesia and women are going into labour and giving birth in a cramped room full of people.
In the face of adversity, the women of Hong Kong are standing up and making a difference. I saw a post on a HK forum this morning and I thought I’d share. Hong Kong A-Freight Ltd. is accepting donations, only goods (no money) to be shipped to charitable institutions such as ABS-CBN Foundation and GMA Kapuso Foundation in Manila. ABS-CBN Foundation and GMA Kapuso Foundation will dispatch all the goods and boxes to the affected areas.
All you need to do is collect a box (any size) from Hong Kong A-Freight and drop it off to any of their branches. Below is a list of all their locations as well as a list of items that will be greatly appreciated.
Shops 371-372, Worldwide Plaza,
19 Des Voeux Rd., Central Hongkong
G/F #80 Wharf Road, North Point
AP LEI CHAU (Warehouse)
4/F Oceanic Industrial Centre, 2 Lee Lok St.
14-B Fairview Commercial Bldg.,
27 Sugar St., Causeway Bay
21-B Hong Kong Industrial Bldg.,
444-452 Des Voeux Rd West Kennedy Town
Shop B, G/F, Yue Luen Mansion, 2-4 Junction Road
Shop F-8, 1/F Planet Square, 1-15 Tak Man St., Hung Hom
Stall #95, Ground Level, Shatin Market
Shop 7-B Laguna Arcade, Laguna City
Shop 254 Lik Sang Plaza, Tsuen Wan
MA ON SHAN
Shop 60, 1/F, Fu Fai Garden, Ma On Shan
1/F Galway Court, #9 Cross St., Wanchai
Shop 5-A, 1/F, Tung Yick Bldg., Yu King Square
FOOD: assorted canned goods (sardines/tuna, corned beef, luncheon meat, pork & beans), rice, bottled water, non-perishable items (canned goods, bread & biscuits, sugar, powdered milk, bottled water, etc.)
NON-FOOD: blankets, clothes, hair & skin care (bath soap, anti mosquito lotion/body oil, shampoo, comb), toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine napkin, diapers/washcloth, cotton buds, school supplies, underwear for all ages.
MEDICINE: paracetamol, anti-diarrhea medicine, medicine for coughs and colds, hydration salts, water purification tablets, medicine for prevention of leptospirosis and vitamins.
For more ways to help, please see the poster below.
“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.” Mother Teresa