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We believe voluntary services promote a closer community and bring happiness and care to those in need. We also hold a firm belief that our people can better contribute to the community through voluntary services while develop personal capabilities such as leadership, management and communication and leadership skills. With the full support of the Group’s management, we have joined hands with our long-standing community partners and participated in their programmes, and established Sino Caring Friends in 2008 to further encourage participation in voluntary services for a better community.


Sino Home Visit Programme
Festive Home Visits – Dragon Boat Festival Home Visits About 50 Sino Caring Friends joined the 'Dragon Boat Festival Home Visits’ on 23 and 25 May, presenting festive gifts to 120 underprivileged families in Sham Shui Po and Tsuen Wan.
 
‘We would like to thank Sino Caring Friends for their continued support to the underprivileged families in Sham Shui Po. Among the four Festive Home Visits rendered this year, the Dragon Boat Festival Home Visits was the most testing, as volunteers had to climb up to rooftop in tenement buildings on hot summer days. In addition to festive gifts, the volunteers brought support and encouragement,’ says Sze Lai-shan, Community Organizer, the Society for Community Organization.
 
This service was rendered with support from Asbury Methodist Social Service, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association Sham Shui Po Integrated Social Service Centre and Society for Community Organization.
Monthly Elderly Home Visits - Tsz Wan Shan Sino Caring Friends have partnered with Ho Chui District Community Centre for Senior Citizens (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen) on the 'Monthly Elderly Home Visits' programme for the seventh consecutive year. From March 2017, Sino Caring Friends have been visiting the elderly living alone in Tsz Wan Shan regularly to spread the message of love and care.
 
On 8 April 2017, Sino Caring Friends and the elderly of the Community Centre spent a joyful afternoon together visiting the Kowloon Walled City Park and enjoying afternoon tea.
 
This service has been rendered with support from Ho Chui District Community Centre for Senior Citizens (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen).
Festive Home Visit – CNY Home Visit Over 30 Sino Caring Friends joined the ‘CNY Home Visit’ on 9 February, visiting 40 elderly living in Kwun Tong and presented them with festive gifts.
 
The Group has also hosted over 50 underprivileged families from Sham Shui Po and Tai Kok Tsui to a movie at the sky at Olympian City on 11 February to celebrate the Spring Lantern Festival.
 
This service was rendered with support from Christian Family Service Centre, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association Sham Shui Po Integrated Social Service Centre and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Jockey Club Tai Kok Tsui Integrated Services Centre.
Monthly Elderly Home Visits – Shatin ‘Sino Caring Friends’ is collaborating with Ho Shing Home for the Elderly (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen) on the ‘Monthly Elderly Home Visits’ programme to provide service for those living in home for the elderly. This is our fourth consecutive year of partnership to spread the message of love.
 
A visit to the Hong Kong Observation Wheel at Central was organised for the residents of Ho Shing Home for the Elderly (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen) on 11 February. Sino Caring Friends enjoyed the enchanting view of Victoria Harbour and a meal with elderly to celebrate the Spring Lantern Festival.
 
This service was rendered with support from Ho Shing Home for the Elderly (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen).
Children and Youth Activities
Sino Children Mentorship Programme - Tai Kok Tsui 08/07/2017 Sino Group continues the partnership with Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Jockey Club Tai Kok Tsui Integrated Services Centre on the ‘Sino Children Mentorship Programme 2017’. This is the sixth consecutive year of collaboration of the programme popular with underprivileged families in Tak Kok Tsui. Each Sino Caring Friends mentor will lead a small group of mentees to take part in a series of green, care and art related activities.
 
This year, Sino Caring Friends and their mentees will go on a field trip from the city to enjoy fresh air and learn to grow vegetables on a local organic farm. The little farmers can get a taste of how it is like being a farmer and the pleasure of harvesting fresh vegetables; they will also share their produce with the community. Through this programme, children can learn to cherish food, respect life and care for the earth.
2017 School Care Subsidy Scheme 08/07/2017 Sino Group has supported the ‘School Care Subsidy Scheme’ since 2009. Organised by the Music Office of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, the Scheme aims at encouraging school music groups to spread the message of care and love through music performance and cultivating students’ sense of social responsibility.
 
This year, 37 secondary schools, primary schools, kindergartens and special schools have been selected to join the Scheme. They have reached out to various underprivileged groups such as the elderly, ethnic minorities, disabled children, people with disabilities, people with intellectual disabilities and people recovering from mental illness. Since its launch in 2009, the Scheme has drawn the participation of over 250 school music groups and reached out to well over 24,000 underprivileged members of the community.

2017 "School Care Subsidy Scheme" Care and Concern Gala Concert
08/07/2017
The 2017 ‘School Care Subsidy Scheme’ Gala Concert was held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Foyer on 8 July 2017. Over 150 students from secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens spread the message of care and love through the performances of Chinese orchestra, orchestra, recorder, melodica and musical to the public and shared the experience they have gained from community services.
 
This service is rendered with support from Music Office, Leisure & Cultural Services Department.

Charity Walks and Fund-raising Events
New Territories Walk 2017 26/02/2017 About 370 colleagues of Sino Group and their family members and friends participated in the ‘New Territories Walk 2017’ organised by The Community Chest of Hong Kong on 26 February (Sunday) to raise funds for 24 member social welfare agencies of The Community Chest in providing family and child welfare services. The 6-km Walk started at Ma On Shan Sports Centre, proceeded along the Ma On Shan Waterfront Promenade and finished at MTR University Station.
 
This service is rendered with support from The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

Awards & Recognition

2017Awards
2016/17 Award of Excellence Sino Group was awarded the 2016/17 Award of Excellence by The Community Chest of Hong Kong in appreciation of the active participation and continuous support to various fundraising programmes organised by the Chest over the past year.
The Fourth Runner-up at the 2017 New Territories Walk Top Fund-raiser Awards Sino Group received the Fourth Runner-up at the 2017 New Territories Walk Top Fund-raiser Awards from The Community Chest of Hong Kong in recognition of the Group's support to the charity walk.
Caring Company Logo 2016/17 Sino Group has been awarded the Caring Company Logo by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service for 14 years running and the 10 Years Plus Caring Company Logo for the fourth consecutive year.  More than 20 subsidiaries, shopping malls, commercial developments and hotels under the Group have been awarded the Caring Company Logo. Sino Estates Management Limited has been awarded the 15 Years Plus Caring Company Logo for the first time, while Sino Land Company Limited has received the ‘Business for Sustainability’ label, a newly introduced category. The recognitions are a testament to the Group for the continuous support to the community, green initiatives and arts and culture.
                             
2016Awards
2015/16 Award of Excellence Sino Group was awarded the 2015/16 Award of Excellence by The Community Chest of Hong Kong in appreciation of the active participation and continuous support to various fundraising programmes organised by the Chest over the past year.
The Third Runner-up at the 2016 New Territories Walk Top Fund-raiser Awards Sino Group received the Third Runner-up at the 2016 New Territories Walk Top Fund-raiser Awards from The Community Chest of Hong Kong in recognition of the Group's support to the charity walk.
Caring Company Logo 2015/16 Sino Group has been awarded the 'Caring Company Logo' by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service for 13 years running and the '10 Years Plus Caring Company Logo' for the third consecutive year.  More than 20 subsidiaries, shopping malls, commercial developments and hotels under the Group were also awarded the 'Caring Company Logo'. The recognitions are a testament to the Group for the continuous support to the community, green initiatives and arts and culture.
The 4th Long Term Achievements Star Award Sino Group received the 4th Long Term Achievements Star Award at the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Corporate Partnership Recognition Ceremony 2016 in recognition of the steadfast commitment to serving the community and the long-standing partnership with the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. Four organisations have been conferred the Long Term Achievements Star Award since the establishment of the award.
2015Awards
The 6th Hong Kong Volunteer Award Sino Group received 'The 6th Hong Kong Volunteer Award – Corporate Award' by the Agency for Volunteer Service for its continuous contribution and accomplishments in promoting volunteering.
2014/15 President's Award In recognition of the active participation and strong support to various fundraising programmes organised by The Community Chest of Hong Kong over the past year, Sino Group was awarded the 2014/15 President's Award by the Chest. Our sponsored programmes included 'Community for the Chest Television Charity Show 2014 – Go Green for the Chest', 'New Territories Walk for Millions', 'The Community Chest BOCHK Charity Golf Day', 'The Community Chest Wheelock Swim for a Million' and 'SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC'.
The Third Runner-up at the 2015 New Territories Walk Top Fund-raiser Awards Sino Group received the Third Runner-up at the 2015 New Territories Walk Top Fund-raiser Awards from The Community Chest in recognition of the Group's support to the charity walk.
Outstanding Social Caring Organization Award Sino Group received the 'Outstanding Social Caring Organization Award' by the CUHK MBA Mastermind for its commitment to upholding corporate social responsibility and promoting sustainable development.
The 4th Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Award Sino Group has been recognised at the Fourth Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Award organised by Mirror Post for its commitment to upholding corporate social responsibility and serving the community. The Group received the ‘Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Award’. 
Caring Company Logo 2014/15 Sino Group has been awarded the '10 Years Plus Caring Company Logo ' by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service for the 12th consecutive year since 2003 in recognition of our continuous commitment to community, green and art activities. Additionally, 15 subsidiaries, shopping malls, commercial developments and hotels have also received the ‘Caring Company Logo’ for their steadfast support to the community over the years.
2014Awards
The 5th Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award Sino Group has been recognised at the 'The 5th Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards' organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council and the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education for its commitment to upholding corporate social responsibility.  The Group received the 'Certificate of Merit in Volunteer Team category – Sino Group' and the 'Certificate of Merit in Enterprise category – Sino Group of Hotels'. Additionally,  Sino Estates Management Limited (Pacific Palisades), Island Resort Estate Management Company Limited and Sino Parking Services Limited received 'Corporate Citizenship Logo' in the Enterprise category.
Sliver Donor Award Sino Group received the 'Sliver Donor Award' from the Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS) in recognition of its continuous support on fundraising activities of AVS in 2013 / 2014.
2013/14 President's Award In recognition of the active participation and strong support to various fundraising programmes organised by The Community Chest of Hong Kong over the past year, Sino Group was awarded the 2013/14 President’s Award by the Chest. Our sponsored programmes included ‘Community for the Chest’ Television Charity Show, ‘New Territories Walk for Millions – Stonecutters Bridge’ and ‘The Community Chest BOCHK Charity Golf Day’. 
Caring Company Logo 2013/14 Sino Group has been awarded the '10 Years Plus Caring Company Logo ' by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service for the 11th consecutive year since 2003 in recognition of our continuous commitment to community, green and art activities. Additionally, over 10 subsidiaries, shopping malls, commercial developments and hotels have also received the ‘Caring Company Logo’ for its steadfast support to the community over the years.
2013Awards
The Third Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards Sino Group has received four awards at 'The Third Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards' by the Hong Kong Productivity Council and the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education in recognition of its commitment to corporate social responsibility, namely: Bronze Award in Volunteer Team category – Sino Caring Friends, Silver Award in Enterprise category – Sino Estates Management Limited, Merit Award in Enterprise category – Sino Group of Hotels and Gold Award in 'Corporate Citizenship Photo Competition' – Sino Estates Management Limited.
Ninth Top Donor of the Year Award (Companies, Organisations and Individuals Category) Sino Group received the 2012/13 'Ninth Top Donor of the Year Award (Companies, Organisations and Individuals Category)' from The Community Chest of Hong Kong in recognition of the Group's continuous support to various fundraising events organised by the Chest in the past year, including 'Sing for the Chest' of 'Community for the Chest 2012/13, 'The Community Chest BOCHK Charity Golf Day 2012', 'The 2013 Community Chest Corporate Challenge', 'The Community Chest Chateau Mouton Rothschild Evening' and 'New Territories Walk 2013'.
The Second Runner-up at the 2013 New Territories Walk Top Fund-raiser Award Sino Group received the Second Runner-up at the 2013 New Territories Walk Top Fund-raiser Award from The Community Chest in recognition of the Group's support to the charity walk.
TWGHs Corporate Partnership Recognition Ceremony 2013 Sino Group has been recognised by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals at the TWGHs Corporate Partnership Recognition on 21 March for its continuous contribution to the community in the past year, including the monthly Home Improvement Service, Festive Home Visits and Summer Mentorship Programme.
Hong Kong Family Welfare Society Volunteer Recognition Day Sino Group received the 'Certificate of Appreciation' from Hong Kong Family Welfare Society for the partnership of organising voluntary services in 2012 – 2013, including the monthly 'Home Improvement Service', 'Summer Mentorship Programme' and sponsoring the 'Growth Enhancement' Learning Project. Sino Caring Friends volunteer team also participated in the Circle Painting session with other corporate volunteers to kick off the event.
Top Fund-raiser Award Sino Group received the Second Runner-up at the 2013 New Territories Walk Top Fund-raiser Award from The Community Chest in recognition of the Group's support to the charity walk.
2012Awards
Caring Company Logo Sino Group has been awarded the 'Caring Company Logo' by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service for the ninth consecutive year since 2003 in recognition of our continuous commitment to community, green and art activities. Additionally, Sino Estates Management Ltd (SEML) has received the '10 Years Caring Company Logo' for its steadfast support to the community over the past ten years.
2011/12 'President's Award' Sino Group received the 2011/12 'President's Award' by The Community Chest. The Group has been actively participating in various fundraising activities organised by The Community Chest in the past year, including 'Row for the Chest' of 'Community for the Chest 2011/12, 'The Community Chest BOCHK Charity Golf Day 2012' and 'New Territories Walk 2012'.
Gold Donor Award Sino Group received the 'Gold Donor Award' by the Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS) in recognition of its continuous support on fundraising activities of AVS in the past years, including the 'AVS Charity Walk for Volunteering 2011' and 'AVS Charity Walk & 10km Run for Volunteering 2012'.
Certificate of Appreciation Sino Group received the 'Certificate of Appreciation' from Hong Kong Family Welfare Society in recognition of the Group's support. During the past year, the Group has been partnering with the Society to organise different kinds of activities, including sponsoring families to visit Pak Shek Kok Promenade in Tai Po and organising guided tours and art workshops for children and women members.
Top Fund-raiser Award Sino Group received the '3rd Runner-up of Top fund-raiser Award' in the New Territories Walk from the Community Chest in recognition of the Group's support.
2011Awards
5 Years Plus Caring Company Logo Sino Group and its two affiliates, Sino Estates Management Ltd (SEML) and Sino Hotels (Holdings) Ltd have been awarded the 5 Years Plus Caring Company Logo by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service for the 8th consecutive year since 2003. 
2010/11 'Award of Distinction' Sino Group was conferred the 2010/11 'Award of Distinction' by The Community Chest. During the past year, the Group has been actively participating in various fundraising activities of Community Chest, including 'The Community Chest BOCHK Charity Golf Day' and 'The Community Chest Sports Corporate Challenge'.
Friends of Social Enterprise 2011 The Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Social Enterprise Advisory Committee launched the 'Be a Friend to Social Enterprise' campaign in 2011 to promote public awareness of social enterprises (SEs). Organisations and individuals paying active contribution to SEs will be recognised.

Sino Group has been nominated by 'Tai Kok Tsui Mrs. Mc', a social enterprise of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Jockey Club Tai Kok Tsui Integrated Services Centre in recognition of our dedicated support to its operation. The Group has been conferred the 'Friends of Social Enterprise 2011'.
2010Awards
2009/10 'Award of Distinction' Sino Group was recognized with the 2009/10 'Award of Distinction' by The Community Chest. During the past year, the Group has been actively participating in various Chest's fundraising activities, including the 'Run-up Two ifc Charity Race', 'New Territories Walk for Millions - Stonecutters Bridge' and 'The Community Chest BOCHK Charity Golf Day'. The Group also raised funds for the Chest through the Shore – International Literary and Visual Art Exhibition cum Charity Sale organised by its 'Art in Hong Kong' programme.
2008Awards
Longstanding Community Chest supporter Over the years Sino Group has actively sponsored and participated in charitable activities organised by the Hong Kong Community Chest. These activities include "Sports Corporate Challenge", "Charity Golf Day", "New Territories Walk for Millions", "Corporate Challenge Half Marathon" and "Run Up Two IFC Charity Race", as well as raising funds for the Community Chest through "The Path of Heart - Lou Zheng Gang Exhibition 2008". The Group was honoured with the Community Chest President's Award for 2007/2008 in recognition of its donation of over HK$1 million.