BOX OF HOPE DELIVERIES
Taking part in the annual Box of Hope campaign this month, kids across Hong Kong (and DB) are busy packing shoeboxes of gifts and essentials which will be sent to children in need in Hong Kong and across Asia. Box of Hope relies on a local network of distribution and logistics companies who enable the boxes to reach their recipients. It works in collaboration with local, and some overseas charities to support the children and families who receive the boxes.
Box of Hope was founded by Nicole Woolhouse and Harriet Cleverly in 2008 with the mission to give children in extreme poverty the chance to experience the joy of receiving a gift over the festive period, while at the same time teaching Hong Kong school children the concept of poverty in an easily understandable way. Box of Hope reached out to 33,670 children through 122 charities during its 2021 campaign. Over 272,000 boxes have
been shared with children since 2008.
So how do you make a box of hope? First, find an empty shoebox, roughly 30cm x 22cm x 13cm, and decorate it. Then add in your gifts (every box needs to contain a toothbrush, toothpaste, a bar of soap, a notebook, coloured pencils, a game and something to love.) Be sure to also include your name and a message for the child who will receive the box. Finally, seal the box and attach a Box of Hope sticker.
DB schools supporting Box of Hope this year include DBIS, DC, HKILA, S.K.H. Wei Lun Primary School, Bayview House of Children, Tree of Joy, Discovery Montessori Academy, Discovery Montessori School and Woodentots Montessori.
If your child’s school is not involved in the scheme, you can fill your own box and drop it at the concierge at Two Exchange Square in Central, from November 7 to 11.