Elderly Visit 2017

Over 950 volunteers and business partners from A.S. Watson Group visited more than 1,800 elders, as part of Project LOL’s philanthropy programme.

With the support of Hong Kong Christian Service and Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service, volunteers spent a meaningful day with elderly in need, and brought plenty of love and laughter to the community.

Since its launch, Project LOL has been extended to the Group’s 24 markets around the world, with charity and volunteering activities serving over 2.6 million beneficiaries and accumulating more than 330,000 volunteer hours.

BioFam Tour

As part of A.S. Watson Group’s Global Volunteer Day, Watsons Hong Kong partnered with World Green Organisation to hold the Watsons BioFam Tour at Victoria Peak. Twelve single-parent families from the Hong Kong Single Parents Association joined volunteers to learn interesting historical and biological facts about Lugard Road, a popular trail along the Peak. Everyone had fun and enjoyed a day of interactive games and goodies bags!

Cheer Up Underprivileged Children

A.S. Watson Industries arranged a joyful day tour for underprivileged children from Sham Shui Po.

The day began with a visit to Cathay Pacific’s headquarters, CX City. The children were excited to tour the flight training centre, crew lounge and mock flight cabins. They learnt about the different jobs at the centre and had a taste of an in-flight experience.

Later, the children adjourned to the Dream Come True Education Park. There, they had fun designing their own cup of instant noodles and were even allowed to bring their personal cup home to be enjoyed at their own time.

Outing with Elders

FORTRESS organised an Elderly Fun Day at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park for 20 senior citizens from the Eastern District. Volunteers and participants enjoyed a happy Saturday morning together, practising towel exercises, strolling around the park, and indulging in a delicious lunch at a Chinese restaurant. To cap off a meaningful day, the elderly also received gift bags with hand-made cards written with personal messages from the volunteers.

Gongs for GREEN

Gongs for GREEN

Students from four Hong Kong schools that completed outstanding green projects in the PARKnSHOP Green School Programme have been recognised. Students and teachers from each of the teams gave a short presentation about their projects and were given prizes, students then took part in a jam-making workshop.

Day Out with Elders

A.S. Watson Group’s volunteer team arranged a wonderful outing for sixty-five elders from the Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service. It was a fun day out at an organic farm, where volunteers and elders made organic pineapple jam together, purchased fresh produce and visited the farm animals. They even managed to squeeze a visit to a popular flea market. Both the elders and the volunteers enjoyed their day out with lots of laughs.

Food Angel Service Day

As part of A.S. Watson Group’s Global Volunteer Day, PARKnSHOP Hong Kong store and office colleagues volunteered at Food Angel Community Centre to serve meals and give away rice packs to the elders. Stores that collected the most donated food items for the “City Food Drive” campaign held earlier in the year were also presented with a certificate and gift in recognition of their great efforts.

Sending Love to Single Parent Families

In support of A.S. Watson Group’s Project LOL, Watsons Hong Kong joined hands with the Hong Kong Single Parents Association to spread some love and care with the community. A team of Watsons volunteers partnered with volunteers from the association to visit 13 single parent families in Shek Kip Mei. They brought along gift bags, shared encouraging words, and praised the parents for being strong and independent.

FORTRESS Mentorship Programme – Summer Placement

Jointly organised with the Evangelical Lutheran Church Hong Kong, summer placement of FORTRESS Mentorship Programme was successfully held. Sixteen students from Assembly of God Hebron Secondary School went to six FORTRESS stores for a week of work placement, gaining experience in real-life workplace. Such experience has helped boost their self-confidence and familiarise them with the operation of retail sector.
Tang, the student intern, said she gained a new understanding of the retail industry, and learnt to be more proactive and positive when facing challenges, “I have to thank FORTRESS’ staff for their patience in answering my questions and from them I have learnt the importance of teamwork.” Chan thought that the placement was very meaningful, “I have understood more about the duties of a customer service consultant, including greeting guests and understanding their needs. This is a big breakthrough for me as I seldom talk to strangers before, but now I can!” And Law was very happy about gaining actual work experience, developing patience, and learning to respect customers.
The mentorship programme is one of FORTRESS’ signature CSR programmes that aims to enhance students’ understanding on retail industry and provide career coaching. In each school year, the programme moves to different districts to benefit more students.