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myHK:Our Volunteers

I love Fridays!!  Bring on the weekend!!

Last night we had another huge handout in Sham Shui Po.  We handed out a ton of food and drinks to a very large group of homeless there.  Personally I had a couple of nice interactions and conversations.  One with a Vietnamese guy near the end.  I asked him where he was from, and he proudly said, “Vietnam, number one!”  I told him that I was from Canada.  He replied, “Canada, number one!”  I said, “Let’s call it a tie!”

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I have been meaning to write this blog for a while.  I’m actually hoping to write a lot more about the experiences we’re having and our plans moving forward.  Things have been a bit busy these days… 😉

But, for now, back to writing about our amazing team of volunteers!

 

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This handout started one night, with just me and a couple of friends.  A good friend, Martin, who had been visiting this homeless area in Sham Shui Po on his own for a good while, introduced the area to me.  It was an eye opener and I saw the potential to start something special.  

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So, I wrote about this experience and opened it up to all Hong Kongers, and now we’re seeing such big numbers of kind individuals coming out in their free time to spread some kindness and give some relief to those in need.

 

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This whole experience with The Guest Room and impactHK has meant so much to me.  Not just for what we’ve done in helping the underprivileged, but also for the hundreds of friends I have made in Hong Kong.  You’ll be very hard pressed to meet a nicer bunch!  

We have formed such a diverse group and it just keeps getting bigger and better!

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I’d like to thank all of you for supporting this movement, and dedicating your free time to help!  I really appreciate your feedback and effort in moving this forward.  Your energy and participation is a huge motivator for me and I feel a responsibility to take this to another level.

I know many of you have heard, my somewhat ever changing, game plans over drinks.  I really appreciate having those chats after events where we can reflect on the evening and discuss ideas.  I’m always taking notes!

Looking forward to this month of June!  It’s by far our busiest and will be by far our most impactful.

Hope to see new and old faces at many events this month!  Here’s June’s CALENDAR!  Go for it!  Get stuck in!

Cheers everyone!  Have a great weekend!!

Jeff

*THANKS to @ayeshasitaraa for the pictures!!

 

 

 

7 comments on “myHK:Our Volunteers

  1. ayeshasitara
    June 12, 2016

    Your amazing initiative and these very supportive and amazing volunteers deserve all the applause

    • theguestroom
      June 12, 2016

      Cheers Ayesha! Thanks for supporting this!! I’m excited for the next step!!

  2. karuna (Kerry)
    July 7, 2016

    I want to join The Guest Room as volunteers. Please let me know where I can get forms or any information.

    • theguestroom
      July 7, 2016

      Hi Kerry

      No forms needed!

      Just follow us on Facebook – link below- and come to any event you’d like!;)

      See you soon!
      MrJ

      • karuna (Kerry)
        July 7, 2016

        Thanks Mr J

  3. Kimberley que
    October 3, 2016

    I would like to help donate food and money directly to the people living in the caged homes when I visit Hong Kong in April. I could not find your contact details .

    • theguestroom
      October 3, 2016

      Hi Kimberley

      Thanks for your message.

      We are not planning on visiting the caged home s anytime soon. We are primarily focussed on supporting the homeless right now.

      You can email me at theguestroom@icloud.com

      Cheers
      MrJ

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