We wish you all the best for a healthy and fulfilling 2016!
As we start a bright and fresh new year, we would like to reflect on some of the activities that stood out last year and specifically would like to share how the JWA has made a difference in the local Hong Kong community.
After the Bazaar the JWA donated excess toys to a holiday program run by a local organisation called Angels for Orphans. Angels for Orphans provides funding to improve children's lives worldwide and in Hong Kong is partnered with Po Leung Kuk orphanages where our toys were distributed. In addition to this, we donated some toys to Carmel School and the remainder of our excess homewares, toys and books were donated to the Salvation Army.
Thanks to your continued support and the funds raised at the Bazaar, we were able to meet the funding requirements to continue our sponsorship of a breast cancer check up program with the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation by funding a fulltime nurse in Hong Kong - thank you! For further details on the program please visit our beneficiaries page on our website.
Finally, in 2015 we initiated a new directive by partnering with Kids4Kids in their yearly children organized and driven "Sharing for a Cause Drive". During the month of May 2015 we collected children's toys, housewares and other electronics at the JCC. All goods were donated to those in need in Hong Kong. We look forward to continuing this partnership with Kids4Kids in 2016 and to pursuing more activities that serve our city and raise the profile of the Jewish Community in Hong Kong.
Before we go, mark your diaries for the JWA Annual Gala on Thursday March 17th, it is shaping up to be a truly memorable evening and we look forward to seeing you there.
Thank you again for your support during 2015 and we look forward to seeing you soon at the Annual Gala at the Aberdeen Marina Club!
Shani and Marissa
Baby Group - 10:00am on Tuesday 19th January, 2016
The JWA Annual Gala - Thursday 17th March, 2016
Join the JWA for a fun and exciting night!
This year we return to the well appointed Aberdeen Marina Club for our Annual Gala Event, to which all men, women, friends and community are invited.
It will be a very entertaining evening with lively music, great food and amazing auction items, all for a great cause! See you at the AMC!
DON'T MISS OUT!
Click on one of the links below to register, RSVP or learn more.
Don't miss the follow up to last May's awesome event. Stay tuned for more details!
Spotlight on a JWA Beneficiary
Beneficiary of the Month - Hayim Association
The Hayim Association is a charity set up in Israel to care for children and their families affected by cancer. It was founded in 1984 by the parents of children with cancer to raise funds for the treatment of these children. Support is given to all children without distinction of race, nationality or political conviction.
The association's achievements include:
Operating medical centers throughout Israel;
Funding medical research, medical equipment and positions in the oncology department of various hospitals;
Providing support in the medical wards and at home, working together with the medical staff and social workers. This includes setting up and funding transportation services to and from the hospital for patients; and
Giving financial assistance to families of patients, including organising day trips and providing play rooms, class rooms and tutoring in hospitals.
In 2014-2015, the JWA donated over USD$100,000 that will fund the building of a treatment and recreational room at Schneider Hospital for teenagers who are undergoing cancer treatment as part of a project set up by the Hayim Association.