Community Outreach is deeply entwined in the ethos of The Helena May. Our longstanding tradition of charity events, fundraisers and volunteering activities is focused on projects that specifically benefit women and girls in need in Hong Kong.
Our Community based Projects aim to help and support women, youth, underprivileged and marginalised communities with identifiable needs. We provide opportunities for their personal growth and development, initiate, and support fundraisers, and offer our volunteering services to share joy and knowledge in the community.
Charity of the Year
Each year, The Helena May invites applications from local charities for nomination as the Club’s “Charity of the Year”. Charities are evaluated by the Council based on their viability and relevance to women. The selected “Charity of the Year” receives funding by way of funds raised by members through various fundraising activities.
Charities that have benefited from our funding in recent years:
In addition to fundraising for the Charity of the Year, the club also offers annual scholarships in collaboration with reputable institutions in Hong Kong to encourage youth, especially young girls in the field of education, music, and dance.
The Helena May’s annual scholarship program partners are:
- The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
- The Carol Bateman School of Dance
- The Education University of Hong Kong
- The Sacred Heart Canossa College Music Society
- Hong Kong Unison
Our community outreach efforts go beyond simple fundraising. Our members enjoy valuable opportunities to help bring joy to children, women and the elderly by volunteering their time and support for the Club’s key community initiatives.
Annual Outings and Events
- Society for Community Organization (SoCO) Family Day
- Harmony House Christmas Party
- Chee Sing Kok Social Centre Chinese New Year Tea Party
- Barnabas Charitable Service Association Christmas Party
- Christmas Love Bag Project with the Haven of Hope Hospital
- The Helena May HKGGA English Conversation Badge and Guided Heritage Tours for Hong Kong Girl Guides Association
- Gifted Education Foundation Heritage Tour