CIBC Children’s Foundation - Pacific and Asia
Miracle Day 2008 - Hong Kong
CIBC Hong Kong proudly joined the Miracle Day campaign in 1995, and has raised over HK$6.3 million (C$1,000,000) for local charities to improve the health, education and well-being of the children in our community. Beneficiaries have included:
- Children's Cancer Foundation
- Children's Heart Foundation
- Children's Kidney Trust Fund
- Children's Thalassaemia Foundation
- Department of Paediatrics of the HKU
- Hans Anderson Club Ltd.
- Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children
- Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation
- Operations Santa Claus
- Po Leung Kuk
- Save the Children Hong Kong
- Society for the Relief of Disabled Children
- The Hong Kong Fujian Charitable Education Fund
Many thanks to all staff in Hong Kong, along with participating clients, who help make Miracle Day successful year after year.
Miracle Day Events
In May 2008, the Miracle Day Fund and CIBC staff donated over HK$71,000 (C$11,000) to support the "Jeans for Genes Day" event organized by Children's Thalassaemia Foundation. Funds raised from this event were used to promote awareness of Thalassaemia and provide care for children suffering from this genetic condition.
In August 2008, the Miracle Day Committee organized a visit to the Children Residential Home. The Miracle Day Fund and CIBC staff donated HK$150,000 (C$24,000) to the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC), which supports the Children Residential Home.
The Children Residential Home provides 24 hour care for 100 children from newborn up to 3 years, who have been referred by court order, abandoned by their parents, orphaned, or have come from families with acute social problems.
During the visit, CIBC staff had the opportunity to tour the Home, meet with the children and participate in games and activities with them.