In further steps to return some of the tremendous support we received from our customers and the community, we encourage our staff to engage in community service through the Hang Lung As One volunteer team.
As of 2019, the Company has set up a total of 13 volunteer teams involving over 1,700 staff volunteers from ten cities including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenyang, Jinan, Wuxi, Tianjin, Dalian, Kunming, Wuhan, and Hangzhou. In 2019, we organized over 100 volunteer activities in Hong Kong and Mainland China , with a total of some 13,000 service hours contributed to the communities in which we operate, with all volunteering activities dedicated to three major areas: youth development, service of the elderly, and environmental protection.
In addition to our volunteer teams, as a company we are also dedicated to assisting people in need through our support to social enterprises. Since June 2011, we have hired Hong Chi Association for its letter shop services for our publication Connections. Hong Chi Association is a non-profit-making organization providing special education services and on-the-job training for those with intellectual disabilities.