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12 Feb 2014

Swire Properties and The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong Jointly Launch Annual Charity Book Drive

Swire Properties and The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong Jointly Launch Annual Charity Book Drive

Swire Properties’ Community Ambassadors joined The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) today to kickstart its annual charity campaign “Books for Love 2014”. The campaign begins with a two-month book drive to collect books until 13 April, and will be followed by a charity book sale held at ArtisTree in TaiKoo Place between 23 and 26 April.

Collection drop boxes have been placed in various residential and commercial properties managed by Swire Properties, as well as service centres of BGCA.

The collected books will be sorted and categorised by Swire Properties’ Community Ambassadors and BGCA volunteers and put on sale for HK$10 each. All proceeds from the sale will go to BGCA to help create more educational opportunities for children in need.

With the aim of promoting a love of reading in a green and affordable way and contributing to a meaningful cause, the charity campaign returns for its fourth annual run after receiving an overwhelming response last year, when it collected more than 50,000 books, welcomed almost 15,000 visitors and raised a donation of more than HK$400,000.

Details of the book collection periods and location points are listed below:

Periods

Location points

10 February – 22 March

Office lobbies at TaiKoo Place, Cityplaza, Island Place Tower, Pacific Place,

Citygate, 625 King’s Road, 28 Hennessy Road, Generali Tower

8 March

Taikoo Shing (Residents only)

25 March – 13 April

Lei King Wan, Island Place (Residents only)

10 February – 13 April

BGCA centres:
• Growth & Development Centre
• Kornhill Children Centre
• Shaukiwan Children Centre
• Jockey Club Sheung Wan Children & Youth Integrated Services Centre
• Jockey Club Southern District Children & Youth Integrated Services Centre
• Jockey Club South Horizons Children & Youth Integrated Services Centre
• Jockey Club Tsz Wan Shan Children & Youth Integrated Services Centre
• Mei Foo Children & Youth Integrated Services Centre
• Jockey Club Tseng Kwan O Children & Youth Integrated Services Centre
• Jockey Club Tsing Yi Children & Youth Integrated Services Centre

*Please do not donate any magazines, textbooks, out-of-date computer or travel books, or books with obvious damage.