Many of the children from Sham Shui Po have never had the opportunity to leave their district and see other areas of Hong Kong. In an effort to reach out to the SSP community, Hope of the City joined with Yan Kei Church to host “day outings” to Victoria Peak on July 2nd and September 1st for low-income families. During these outings, over 100 incredible volunteers were paired up with a family or a small group of individuals that they specifically cared for during the event. Participants had the chance to hike around the Peak, share a McDonaldʼs meal at the Galleria, and take family photos in front of the Old Peak Tram.
It was encouraging to witness the smiles on the childrenʼs faces as they saw the Hong Kong skyline from a new angle and engaged in meaningful conversations with one another.
Pastor Paulinda from Yan Kei Church shared that the families were incredibly moved by the kindness of the volunteers and kept recounting stories during the bus rides back home. Our hope is that volunteers will conduct home visits to the families on a more regular basis and send an even deeper message of love.