COSCO SHIPPING International (Hong Kong)'s Volunteer Team Pays Visit to the Elderly Living Alone to Celebrate Chinese New Year


As the year of the Rooster is approaching, COSCO SHIPPING International (Hong Kong)’s volunteer team participated in a visiting activity namely “Giving Care and Warmth by Paying Visit” on 14th January 2017 organised by a non-profit social organisation namely Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council (“NAAC”). The volunteers carried gift bags and visited a total of 15 elderly living alone and together in a public housing estate in Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, to celebrate the forthcoming festive Chinese New Year. This promoted COSCO SHIPPING International (Hong Kong)’s volunteerism of passion to serve the community.

It was a chilling morning but the volunteer team of COSCO SHIPPING International (Hong Kong) remained enthusiastic. The team, comprising 23 members and wearing volunteer uniforms printed with the new corporate logo, carried packets of hot soup and rice, together with other necessities, paid a visit to the elderly living alone and together and showed their care to the elderly. The elderly living alone are mostly aged between 80 and 90. They appreciated the volunteers to pay visits to them as they are aged and often alone at home. During the visit, the elderly not only reflected their needs to the volunteers, but also shared their life stories.

The visit activity is a large-scale activity organised by Sham Shui Po District Elderly Community Centre of Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council (“NAAC”). The activity was sponsored by various companies and charitable organisations in Hong Kong, in which COSCO SHIPPING International (Hong Kong) is one of the sponsors. Over the past six years, COSCO SHIPPING International (Hong Kong) collaborated with NAAC and sent its volunteer team during the festive seasons and the winter to visit the elderly. Until now, a total of 1,076 volunteer hours were serviced and a number of 268 elderly who live alone and who live together benefited. COSCO SHIPPING International (Hong Kong) was awarded a certificate of commendation by NAAC in recognition of its active participation in volunteer services. 


Company profile
Established on 28th August, 1994, COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., LIMITED acts as a vital part of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (hereinafter referred to as China COSCO Shipping Group or the Group) in terms of service industry and social industrial cluster with main business including shipping service, highway, information technology, industrial manufacture, freight services and overseas property development etc. COSCO Shipping Group has engaged in business in Hong Kong for more than 60 years and has developed one of the large Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong.
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