Established in 1993, the Tzu Chi Foundation Hong Kong is a non-profit organization. Since its founding close to three decades ago, the Hong Kong office has advocated the missions of the Foundation by cultivating “sincerity, integrity, faiths, and honesty” and “unconditional kindness and universal compassion” through its work. As well as paying regular visits to hospitals, homes for the partially impaired, the elderly, people in recovery of serious illness, and schools for children with intellectual disabilities, the Hong Kong office carries out other charitable initiatives including assistance to individual households, visits to the homeless, emergency aid, and free medical consultation. The Hong Kong office also seeks to propagate humanistic culture, teaching with Jing Si Aphorisms and child development/parenting courses, and it provides financial assistance for students from low income families.
With the volatile climate condition and frequent natural disaster around the globe in recent years, environmental protection has become a more pressing cause than ever. In light of this, the Hong Kong Office has promoted the practice of “source separation” in different districts of Hong Kong, which has garnered support from the government and the public.
Since December of 2020, Tzu Chi has operated the recycling store, namely GREEN @ QUARRY BAY, which is part of the “GREEN @COMMUNITY” program run by the Environmental Protection Department. It marks a new chapter in the Tzu Chi Foundation Hong Kong’s effort in environmental protection and recycling in the city.
At the end of 2021, the Tzu Chi Foundation Hong Kong converted the old building which has been used as Tzu Chi’s liaison office and environmental education station in Tai Wai, into Tzu Chi Environmental Action Center, in the hope of rallying public’s support for environmental protection work.
Waste paper (kilogram)82,761
Total Weight of Items Recycled items： (kilogram)268,128