Date: 8 March 2022
Commencing on International Women's Day, Goodman Group, through the Goodman Foundation is partnering with Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong ("Habitat") for Women Build 2022. Habitat's Women Build is an international campaign that has been attracting volunteers around the world since 1991 to support Habitat projects that empower women, children and disadvantaged groups living in poverty.
The partnership encompasses three projects to renovate facilities for Mother's Choice and PathFinders, two NGOs in Hong Kong dedicated to supporting disadvantaged women and children's groups who do not have access to family support in Hong Kong.
Jo Hayes, CEO at Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong, said, "Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong is honoured to partner with Goodman Group. For almost two decades, Habitat has remained steadfast in its commitment to serving the local community through critical repairs, renovation and cleaning programs. As a leading housing NGO in Hong Kong, Habitat continues to scale up its public policy initiatives to address substandard housing conditions."
Goodman Group's support of Women Build 2022 affirms its Making Space for Greatness purpose, which sees Goodman support and improve the health, well-being and quality of life in its communities. Goodman will fund the projects and provide support in the planning and design of the renovation works.
Kristoffer Harvey, Chief Executive Officer, Greater China at Goodman Group, said, "Goodman is proud to celebrate International Women's Day by launching this important partnership with Habitat to support Women Build 2022, and help make a tangible difference in achieving gender equality and supporting women in need in Hong Kong."
Jo Hayes, CEO at Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong, added, "We are so grateful to Goodman for supporting this year's Habitat Hong Kong Women Build project. With their generous support, we can collaborate with two local NGOs to provide improved community spaces for some of the city's most vulnerable women and children."
Providing a safe space with Mother's Choice
Mother's Choice operates a hostel for pregnant teenage girls and a Child Care Home, providing shelter for children and their young girls who cannot be adequately cared for by their families. Goodman and Habitat will renovate the outside areas at the Child Care Home to provide a safer and more welcoming environment for the babies and special needs children cared for at the Home.
Assisting migrant domestic workers through PathFinders
PathFinders operates a community centre and a shelter for migrant domestic workers, a large community of women in Hong Kong. Goodman and Habitat will upgrade a community support centre in Tai Kok Tsui to provide more facilities and a better environment so PathFinders can better deliver their counselling, education and healthcare services. The project will also see an upgrade to an existing shelter which offers emergency and temporary accommodation for migrant domestic workers and their newborn babies who have no alternative accommodation in Hong Kong.
Grandma Wat felt satisfied and happy when Habitat renovated her home, making it safer and more hygienic. 26 Feb 2021
Goodman Group sponsors Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong's Women Build 2022, in empowering women in need and supporting gender equality in Hong Kong.
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About Goodman Group
Goodman Group is an integrated property group with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom, North America and Brazil. Goodman Group, comprised of the stapled entities Goodman Limited, Goodman Industrial Trust and Goodman Logistics (HK) Limited, is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the largest listed specialist investment managers of industrial property and business space globally.
Goodman's global property expertise, integrated own+develop+manage customer service offering and significant investment management platform ensures it creates innovative property solutions that meet the individual requirements of its customers, while seeking to deliver long-term returns for investors.
For more information visit: www.goodman.com
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organisation has since grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. Habitat works locally in Hong Kong and across the Asia and Pacific region, to help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Financial assistance and volunteers from Hong Kong have contributed to Habitat supporting more than 39 million people globally. Through shelter, we empower.
About Mother's Choice
Mother's Choice is a local charity serving the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong. We join hands with our community to give hope and change the life stories of vulnerable girls and babies. Our vision is to see every child in a loving family.
PathFinders is the only HK charity dedicated to supporting the unique vulnerabilities of children born to migrant mothers. Since 2008, PathFinders has supported almost 9,200 mothers and children find a path to a brighter future.
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Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong
Assistant Manager, Marketing & Public Engagement
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Tel: +852 9032 9108
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Executive Director & Head of Hong Kong
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Tel: +852 3103 0118 / 9700 0178