Recently, the 2021 Caritas Charity Show was successfully held at TVB City in Tseung Kwan O, with AMTD Group and AMTD Charity Foundation continued its support for the 14th consecutive year. Dr. Timothy Tong, BBS, JP, CEO of AMTD Charity Foundation, Mr. Yatkin Sin, SBS, CSDSM, JP, Vice Chairman of AMTD Group and Director of AMTD Charity Foundation, William Fung, Group Vice President of AMTD Group and CEO of AMTD International, and Mr. Xavier Zee, CFO of AMTD Group, led a team of AMTD volunteers to attend and provide support for the show. During the show, kind hearted individuals from all walks of life in Hong Kong made donation to Caritas through the hotlines solely sponsored by AMTD Charity Foundation, spreading their love for Hong Kong.
As one of the largest non-profit organizations in Hong Kong, Caritas was founded in July 1953 by the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong with the purpose to offer relief and rehabilitation services to the poor and the distressed. The wide-ranging services provided by Caritas can be grouped into four main categories: social work services, education services, medical services, community and hospitality services, to meet the needs of people at different stages of life. In the Spirit of Love and in the Service of Hope, Caritas strives to serve the Last, the Least and the Lost.
Furthermore, the annual Caritas Charity Show is a significant event in Hong Kong. By inviting celebrities and philanthropists in Hong Kong to perform on stage, they encourage more people to make donations and support Caritas’ community services, benefiting many of those in needs. This show attracted millions of individuals and over 300,000 families as viewers from all over Hong Kong, and raised tens of millions of donations over the years, benefiting over 15,000 elderly people, 10,000 troubled families, 8,000 mentally handicapped people and 6,300 troubled adolescents every year.
AMTD Charity Foundation was established by Dr. Calvin Choi, Chairman & CEO of AMTD Group to fulfil its commitment of giving back to the society and upholding social responsibility. AMTD Charity Foundation has been putting in great efforts in promoting education, relieving poverty, and supporting people in need in Hong Kong and across the world.
AMTD actively supports a range of corporate social responsibility activities, such as the sponsorship to Caritas Charity TV Show, as well as being a key supporter to amfAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research), one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations on AIDS research, etc.
AMTD Charity Foundation has also been committed to promoting technological development and talent cultivation. AMTD has formed a long-term partnership with Xiaomi, Singapore Management University, and National University of Singapore to establish “AXSI Digital Finance Leadership Programme”, cooperated with the University of Waterloo to launch the “University of Waterloo-AMTD Innovation Hub” and “AMTD Waterloo Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellowship”, and collaborated with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to establish the “AMTD Fintech Centre of PolyU Faculty of Business”.
For 14 consecutive years since 2008, AMTD has been supporting Caritas and its annual charity show, to bring together the power across all sectors of society, and sharing love to the public. As we had done in prior years, AMTD has arranged dozens of hotlines for the show, encouraging more people to make donations. Over the past few months leading up to the show, a team of AMTD volunteers have been working closely with Caritas to ensure that the donation hotlines will run smoothly on the night of the show, allowing people to make donation through the hotlines, and benefiting more people. AMTD volunteers were also actively involved with operating the hotlines at the call center during the show, spreading love to the society.