Great Eagle Group Donates Back-to-School Care Packs to
Support 1,000 Underprivileged Children and Their Families
(26 April 2022, Hong Kong) – As Hong Kong's fifth wave of COVID-19 begins to stabilize, schools are resuming in-person classes gradually. In view of the latest development, the Great Eagle Group has partnered with Hong Kong Single Parents Association, Caritas Mutual Aid Centre for Single Parent Families, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Lady MacLehose Centre, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service and Christian Action to present Back-to-School Care Packs to 1,000 underprivileged children and their families, with an aim to protect the children’s health and provide more support when they return to school.
Following the class resumptions, parents are busy with sourcing anti-epidemic items for their children to minimize the risk of infection. However, the necessity of buying anti-epidemic items imposes a heavy financial burden on the underprivileged families. Therefore, the Great Eagle Group has prepared the Back-to-School Care Packs, consisting of face masks, sanitizing products and vitamin C supplements, to help provide the students with more protection and enhance their immune system.
A spokesperson of the Great Eagle Group said, “Great Eagle Group has always been devoted to shouldering corporate social responsibilities and is committed to giving back to the community. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the vulnerable groups have encountered shortage of anti-epidemic supplies. By distributing the Care Packs, the Group hopes to support and relieve the financial burdens of the families in need, also to fight against the virus with the community. We also hope the anti-epidemic supplies can help ensure that the students will be able to study in a safe and hygienic environment and return to a happy school life.”
Ms. Pang On Yue, Unit-in-charge of Family Activity & Resource Centre of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Lady MacLehose Centre, said, “Almost two years into the pandemic, students from low-income families have been facing a range of challenges with e-learning due to various limitations. They are very excited about returning to in-person classes. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Great Eagle Group for offering the anti-epidemic supplies and nutritional supplements to provide them the best learning environment.”
Jessie Yu, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Single Parents Association, said, “Many grassroot workers suffered from job losses and reduced earnings amid the COVID outbreaks. Households with only one breadwinner have been facing exceptional challenges. We are grateful for the Great Eagle Group’s continuous support in providing timely assistance to our members during these tough times, so as to prevent them from feeling isolated and helpless.”
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A representative of the Hong Kong Single Parents Association (right) expresses gratitude to the Great Eagle Group for the donation.
A representative of the Great Eagle Group (right) hands over the Back-to-School Care Packs to the representatives of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Lady MacLehose Centre (middle and left).
A representative of Christian Action (left) receives Back-to-School Care Packs from the Great Eagle Group
The Back-to-School Care Pack contains face masks for adults and children, sanitizing products and vitamin C supplements.
About Great Eagle Group
Great Eagle Group was founded by the late Mr. Lo Ying Shek in 1963, and was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972 (Stock Code: 41). The Group’s principal holdings include Champion Real Estate Investment Trust (Champion REIT) (Stock Code: 2778) and Langham Hospitality Investments (LHI) (Stock Code: 1270), which were listed in Hong Kong in 2006 and 2013, respectively. Being a Hong Kong developer, the Group also owns and manages an extensive international hotel portfolio under “The Langham” and affiliate brands. Founded and headquartered in Hong Kong, the Group develops, invests in and manages high quality residential, office, retail and hotel properties across Asia, North America, Australasia and Europe.
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