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Hong Kong International Airport's Gift Donation Campaign ends in time for Chinese New Year

Hong Kong International Airport's Gift Donation Campaign 2017 came to a successful finale today, gathering over 62,000 gifts for underprivileged children and families.

This is the fourth year that the airport has held the campaign, which Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) again teamed up with Link Asset Management Limited (Link) and The Salvation Army in organising the event.

Gift collection boxes were placed at Terminal 1 and 10 Link’s shopping centres from January 3.

During the ceremony, Vivian Cheung, AAHK's deputy director of airport operations, said: “We are delighted and encouraged to see the overwhelming response and generous donations from the airport community, members of the public and worldwide travellers.
"The airport authority cares much on the community needs while we strive to provide passengers with a pleasant and memorable airport experience.

"Looking forward, we will continue to explore and support on various meaningful community and social services and activities and hope that the airport community and the public can tender their unwavering support.”

The Salvation Army's Hong Kong and Macau Command community relations director, Envoy Simon Wong, noted: “Last year, more than 1,600 people, including grassroots children, senior citizens and the homeless people benefited from this campaign.

"The gifts have become a magic key to open the hearts of the needy, help our frontline staff to reach them and give them a helping hand. I believe this year’s campaign will be another success to help more people in need.”

The impressive number of gifts received includes apparel, food, stationery and toys.

They will be distributed to underprivileged children and their families by The Salvation Army.

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