Hong Kong’s fifth wave of the Covid-19 infections has posed huge challenges for elderly people. To support this vulnerable group in fighting the pandemic, the EY Greater China Region (EY) has announced the third round1 of donation with 100,000 medical masks to The Hong Kong Society for the Aged through the EY Greater Charity China Foundation (the Foundation).
Jack Chan, EY China Chairman and EY Greater China Regional Managing Partner, says: “The demand for necessities has been increasing since the outbreak of Omicron in Hong Kong. With the society facing tremendous pressure in these unprecedented times, it is vital that we provide care to the elderly and people in need. As we continue to collaborate with various community groups, I am confident that, together, we will emerge stronger from the pandemic.”
Since February 2022, EY has donated supplies of test kits and protective clothing at HK$1.5 million in total to support the frontline workers, underprivileged families and elderly people affected by the latest wave of the pandemic.
1 First phase: EY donates supplies valued at HK$1 million to support Hong Kong’s fight against the pandemic; Second phase: EY steps up support scheme to HK$1.5 million to help Hong Kong’s Covid fight
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About EY Greater China Charity Foundation
EY Greater China Charity Foundation, led by the EY China Chairman, focuses on environmental protection, poverty alleviation, disaster relief and reconstruction, and aims to contribute to the development of social welfare and philanthropy. In recent years, the Foundation has involved in supporting epidemic prevention and control in Hubei and specific locations, as well as providing funds and supplies for disaster relief and reconstruction work in Henan, Shanxi and other places.