ArtWalk 2011 Benefiting Charity

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The 2011 benefiting charity will again be the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) - who received HK$428,000 from last year's ArtWalk.

SoCO is a non-profit community charitable organisation formed in 1972 that believes in equal opportunity of participation and fair distribution of social resources to be the foundation of human rights.

SoCO is active in lobbying for an improvement in the lives of the 1.3 million Hong Kong people (including 370,000 children) who live below the poverty line - predominantly comprising the elderly, low-income single people and families and recent immigrants from China not eligible for government subsidies and accommodation.

SoCO undertakes activities for children and low-income groups; advocacy programmes; and, has initiated mutual self-help groups (e.g. the Elderly Rights League; New Immigrants’ Mutual Aid Association; Childrens’ Rights Association etc) and is involved in action to highlight inequity and demand government policy changes by initiating and undertaking original social policy research and taking an active advocacy role with Hong Kong decision-making bodies.

As part of ArtWalk Extra, SoCO will hold an exhibition of photography taken by children living in cubicle and inadequate accommodation in Sham Shui Po. This 'kid's photography' exhibition focuses on the children's own families and their lives. The exhibition highlights the many 'invisible' people in Hong Kong who are poor, discriminated against and marginalized. Visit Schoeni Art Gallery (Hollywood Road branch - directly next to the Mid-levels Escalator) at G/F, 27 Hollywood Road, Central to see the SoCO exhibition between 13 – 19 March 2011.

Society for Community Organization (SoCO)

3/F, 52 Princess Margaret Road, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2713 9165

Email: soco@pacific.net.hk

Website: www.soco.org.hk

Private donations are welcome.

- Download SoCO’s donation form
- Download brochure (in Eng & Chi) outlining SoCO's work (2MB)
- Volunteer recruitment information for SoCO Flag Day in Kowloon – Saturday, 23 April 2011