When the 5th wave of Covid hit Hong Kong earlier this year, our community experienced it’s strictest lockdown yet. Thank you to the tireless work of our Make It Better team, we were able to distribute over 600 art kits to our beneficiaries in the wake of the outbreak.
The rising number of Covid cases in February this year resulted in a number of policy changes in Hong Kong – leaving many families shaken by the last-minute changes to the public school holiday schedule. In response, the MIB team were able to quickly prepare several hundred art kits with guided activities to be distributed to centres and organisations servicing families in need, likely to be hard hit by the unprecedented changes.
The kits were designed to provide families with some much needed light relief through mindful and fun art activities. They were distributed through three much-deserving organisations: J-Life, Hope of the City, Mighty Charity and Tung Chung Centre’s 香港聖公會東涌綜合服務中心.涌心共建東涌情計劃 programme – in an effort to help ease the mental health burden felt by many during this time.
Miss Tammy Wong, Unit in Charge at H.K.S.K.H. Tung Chung Integrated Services (Ying Tung Sub-base), said:
“Stress and negative emotions are getting more intense during the pandemic. Apart from the adults, children are hugely affected as well . Many leisure activities have been suspended and they were forced to stay home. With the art kits, the children can enjoy fun, release their emotions and take the chance to experience what mindfulness is. It provides a temporary shelter for their mind under this difficult time. Our team truly thanks SAF for this idea and donation.”
創藝包旨在家庭透過提供具正念元素，有趣的創藝活動以作減壓。創藝包分別送到J-Life啟愛社區共融中心、Hope of the City、敏哲慈善基金及香港聖公會東涌綜合服務中心.涌心共建東涌情計劃以在艱難時期減輕心靈健康負擔。