Used Book Recycling Campaign 2024


World Vision Hong Kong is going to hold the Used Book Recycling Campaign from July 12 to 22, 2024 at Citywalk 2 in Tsuen Wan. Funds raised will be used for local programmes to support grass-roots children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and their families in Hong Kong by creating an environment that enables SEN children to learn and thrive, promoting social inclusion.

Your participation, whether it is donating books, purchasing books, volunteering for the event, or making a donation, can help make a difference for SEN children and their families!


Let the SEN Be Heard

SEN children face a lot of challenges growing up, and their families are often under tremendous stress caring for them. It would be a huge support for them if people could hear their voices and understand their needs.

Below are some sharing from parents with SEN children:

Taking SEN children to the cinema is truly not easy. We are grateful to World Vision for organising this movie event, so we don't have to worry about our kids being complained for being noisy!

A mother who attended World Vision's special movie screening

My son used to lose control of his emotions when he was bullied at school before. Thank God he has now transferred to another school. As a parent, I am really grateful that he is properly cared for, taught and accepted by his teachers.

Mrs. Chin

They learn at a slower pace. It takes them 10 or even 50 times to learn what we can learn right away. To focus on taking care of my son, I quitted my job, and later suffered from depression due to immense pressure.

Mrs. Yuen


Use of Funds

Funds raised from this event will be used for World Vision's local programmes to support grass-roots SEN children and their families in various ways:

  • Provide professional one-on-one play therapy to SEN children to improve their emotional and behavioural issues
  • Provide individual and group counselling for parents to enhance parent-child relationships
  • Train parents to become certified art instructors so that they can maintain livelihoods while caring for children and contribute to the community
  • Organise talks and workshops to help people understand the needs of SEN children from the perspectives of parents and caregivers
  • Organise a Community Inclusion Fest to let the public learn about the talents of SEN children and promote a culture of equality and inclusion

(Excess funds raised will go to other local programmes of World Vision Hong Kong to help more children in need.)


Book Collection

Period

7-23 June 2024
(Books will not be accepted after this period)

Collection points

  • AEON
    Kowloon Bay/Kowloon City/Lai Chi Kok/Tai Wo Hau/Tsuen Wan/Tuen Mun/Tseung Kwan O
  • AEON STYLE
    Kornhill/Whampoa/Mong Kok/Yau Tong
  • AEON SUPERMARKET
    Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Concierge, Citywalk 2, Tsuen Wan

Guide on Books We Accept

Chinese or English children's books, comics, novels, leisure books and reference books.
(Textbooks, public exam exercises, newspapers, magazines, stationery and toys will not be accepted.)


Book Sale

Period and Time

12 July 2024 (14:00-20:30)
13-22 July 2024 (11:00-20:30)

Venue

Event Hall, Citywalk 2, Tsuen Wan


Friendly reminder: To protect the environment, please bring your own bag.


Price

Discounted books

HK$10

Chinese or English children’s books, comics, novels, leisure books and reference books

HK$20


For reference only. The choice of books and stocks will depend on the final collection.

Remarks: How we handle books collected for the event

  • Books will be sorted into children’s books, comics, novels, leisure books and reference books for the charity sale. Funds raised will be used to support SEN children and their families under our local programme.
  • During the charity sale, staff from a number of local charities will take children and youth from their centres to select free books for their organisations and families in need.
  • Please note that all unsuitable books, undesirable publications and damaged books collected during the event will be sent away for recycling.
  • All unsold books will be gathered for recycling after the charity sale.

Become a Volunteer / Donate to Support

In addition to donating books and purchasing books, we also encourage everyone to join us in helping SEN children and their families by becoming a volunteer for the event or donating to support this project. Together, we can let the SEN be heard and build a more equal and inclusive society!

For enquiries, please contact us on 2394 2394.




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Venue Sponsor

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