CSR: Manulife brings winter warmth to Hong Kong’s elderly

Hong Kong — With the winter weather coming, Manulife distributed 750 comfy quilts to the elderly in Hong Kong, who are most at risk from a drop in temperature. The company donated 750 quilts as this year marks the 75th anniversary of its pensions business in Hong Kong. 

 

Photo 1 caption: Luzia Hung, Vice President of Employee Benefits, Manulife (International) Limited (first from left) and pensions-promotion ambassador Helena Law Lan (third from right) hand out comfy quilts to the elderly.

Photo 2 caption: There are more than 300 Manulife agent and staff volunteers supporting the quilt donation event.

 

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On November 26th (last Saturday), more than 300 Manulife agent and staff volunteers and the company’s pensions-promotion ambassador Helena Law Lan handed out quilts to the elderly at their homes and community centres managed by the Hong Kong Christian Services (HKCS) in Kwun Tong and Sham Shui Po as well as by the Christian & Missionary Alliance Social Service (CMASS) in Tsing Yi. 

During the inaugural ceremony for the donation, Luzia Hung, Manulife’s Vice President of Employee Benefits, said: “We are delighted to see so many Manulifers supporting this event on a weekend morning.  Quilts provide warmth and protection in cold weather and donating them to the elderly is a practical way of showing how much we care about the retired generation here.  As a leading company in the Hong Kong pensions business, we have always worked to raise awareness of the need for early retirement planning and stress the importance of adequate preparation. The provision of quilts for the elderly is symbolic of the way Manulife equips its customers with products and services to suit their needs and help them prepare for a worry-free retirement.” 

Manulife is the second-largest MPF service-provider in Hong Kong.*  Its comprehensive MPF investment platform, backed by the company’s financial strength and the personalized services provided by its team of professional intermediaries, have made Manulife a trusted retirement partner in the territory.   

 

The company has received the Sing Tao Excellent Services Brand Award in the MPF category for the last two years. “We are delighted to see that our continuous efforts to enhance our MPF business are being recognized both by our customers and the industry as a whole,” added Hung. Manulife was recently honoured with the Silver Award in the 2011 HKMA Quality Award in recognition of its outstanding achievements and lasting commitment to the process of quality management, distinguishing it from other MPF service providers in the market.   

Ambassador Helena Law Lan, the popular local actress who also celebrates her 75th birthday this year, commented: “We wanted to bring the needs of our senior citizens to the attention of the local community and this was an ideal way to do it. It warms my heart as much as the blankets will warm the body of the aged to see the caring spirit of our Manulife volunteers in action. They are truly dedicated to this cause — and I am proud to be a part of it.” 

Ivy Chan, Principal Coordinator of HKCS, expressed her gratitude to the Manulife volunteers at the inaugural ceremony, saying: “We are grateful for Manulife’s donation and are indeed honoured to help celebrate the 75thanniversary of Manulife’s pension business in Hong Kong. We know from long past experience that Manulife is committed to the people here.” 

Hosanna Po Man Chi, Service Coordinator (Elderly Division) of CMASS also commented: “We are pleased to see such a loving and caring gesture to the senior citizens in Hong Kong by Manulife volunteers.  We wholeheartedly support Manulife’s endeavour in promoting early retirement planning, as a comfortable retirement needs preparation well in advance, especially when we are faced with today’s aging population issue.” 

HKCS has been working towards a humane and just society since 1952. It provides the needy with suitable, professional and reliable quality services and cares for the disadvantaged and the neglected. Genuinely, it helps the vulnerable, advocates for justice and ignites people’s hope. For more information, please click on: www.hkcs.org

CMASS is a subsidiary of the long-established Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Union of Hong Kong. Set up in 1990, it serves the community by providing child care and specialized services for children, young people and the elderly. For more information, please click on: www.cmasshk.org. 

 

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