As well as baking, collecting and delivering record quantities of bread, croissants and other yummy treats to the homeless, migrants and refugees, Home Kong Kitchen has been on a roll collecting items you would find in a wash bag for a special delivery this Mid Autumn Festival (Sept 21) to homeless charity ImpactHK. The project was inspired by a facebook chat with ImpactHK founder Jeff Rotmeyer who lamented that although HK provides excellent free shower facilities for the homeless, they don’t provide basic amenities like soap and shampoo. This has been yet another stunning effort from our incredibly generous community of regular donors! Thanks to your support, we have already collected enough amenities to fill over 100 bags!
As part of our continued commitment to sustainability, the wash bags have been sewn using recycled cotton by a team of kindhearted and utterly inspiring 7-16 year olds. 🙏 Check out some of their incredible designs below! Really REALLY excited about delivering these to ImpactHK on Tuesday!!! Special thanks to Mia Shroff, 15, an aspiring costume designer who spearheaded the crafty part of this campaign, sewing over 30 of the bags all by herself and inspiring other crafty kids in her sewing class to join her! Thanks also to fashion designer Evgeniya Menassa for providing guidance and allowing kids who don’t have access to sewing machines at home to create the bags using her facilities and for extending the invitation to members of the brilliant Learn to Sew Hong Kong! Guess who we’ll be inviting to create this year’s Christmas Gift Socks? (Yes, we are already thinking about Christmas!!!) 😂 🎄 🧦 ✨
We have just delivered the wash bags to ImpactHK and received a really appreciative and kind response from Eric and Ah Lik (pictured with Mia, who accompanied us, below!)
BRAVO TO ALL OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS and HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL!!! 💜 💜 💜