S. O. S. L a n k a A c t i o n is a Hong Kong-registered charity organisation. Its purpose and work is to alleviate the plight of the poor and destitute in Sri Lanka's needy in the most direct way, by way of sending used items such as clothes, shoes, household goods, educational material, tools, sewing machines (new and second-hand) and other items essential to generate livelihoods, or through financial support.
5 Feb, 2013
LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
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26 Nov, 2012
DBRUNFORCHARITY 2012 EVENT A RESOUNDING SUCCESS
On November 10, 2012, 450 runners participated in Discovery Bay's favorite charity race. Registration was closed early as we very quickly ran out of capacity. All proceeds were given to SOS LANKA ACTION - no less than HK$157,000! Thank you donors and DBRUNFORCHARITY for your generosity! The captioned sum will be used to build urgently needed sanitary facilities and equally urgent repair and amendment work on dilapidated or damaged homes in 2013.
1 Oct, 2012
DBRUNFORCHARITY 2012 SUPPORTS SOS LANKA ACTION!
This year's DB 10 km Run For Charity will be held on Saturday, Nov 10, 2012. The organizers, DBRUNFORCHARITY, have held this event for several years now, with increasing numbers of runners. Proceeds from events are given to local charities, and we are honored to have been selected as this year's beneficiaries. Please do chip in, grab your runners and participate. For details please visit www.dbrunforcharity.org.
30 Jan, 2012
PROJECT ASSESSMENT VISIT
In December, 2011, the SOS LANKA ACTION team ventured out to one particular area near Colombo to identify aid projects to be realized in 2012. We have identified about 15 new projects that need funding. Several toilets need to be built, houses mended or extended, medicine or mechanical medical instruments procured, etc. Please contact our SOS LANKA ACTION staff for details.
30 Jan, 2012
FOLLOW-UP MADE ON DONATED MECHANICAL SEWING MACHINES
During our work stay in Sri Lanka, in December, 2011, we followed up with 11 women who had been given mechanical sewing machines in August, 2010, in order to establish that they are using the machines to improve their livelihoods from the proceeds of the sale of their products. It could be established that all parties but one are very successful. Please contact us for the related report.
30 Jan, 2012
EIGHT CUBIC METERS OF USED ITEMS DISTRIBUTED TO THE NEEDY
In late December, 2011, numerous families and individuals came to collect second-hand clothes, toys and other items we had sent over from Hong Kong. Young single mothers were given cots and baby items for their newborn babies. On this occasion we also distributed in excess of 130 school exercise books to underprivileged children whose parents cannot afford purchasing such books. Please inquire for our related elaborate report.
30 Jan, 2012
SELF-SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS COMPLETED
In December, 2011, 13 different families and individuals received vital assistance from SOS LANKA ACTION to start up or boost their own small-scale businesses, enabling them to earn a living in a sustainable way. Among other things, five parties intending to trade in spices got such in six different varieties; one husband-and-wife couple received the vital tools to start producing and selling local sweets; yet another couple that already produces and sells cotton-based goods and could not afford growing their business, received a 30 kg sack of raw cotton; and more. Please inquire with us for a full report.
23 Dec, 2011
ANNUAL FOOD HAMPER CAMPAIGN 2011 SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED
On December 20, 2011, the SOS LANKA ACTION team gave away 75 food hampers plus 36 sacks of five-kg rice bags to families and individuals who had not been registered to receive a food hamper. All this was possible because of the very generous financial donations by many parties, and we wish to take this opportunity to thank all our kind donors. We will submit an elaborate report of the event and further actions initiated by our charity after the return of our team to Hong Kong.
21 Nov, 2011
CASH DONATIONS TO SOS LANKA ACTION INSTEAD OF BIRTHDAY PRESENTS
In the true spirit of "TO GIVE IS MORE REWARDING THAN TO RECEIVE" a little girl from Discovery Bay who recently celebrated her 7th birthday had a wonderful idea: after learning the news about SOS LANKA ACTION's annual Christmas Food Hamper Campaign she asked all her B'day party guests to make cash donations to SOS LANKA ACTION in support for our campaign instead of buying her presents. In this way, our favorite hero girl collected and handed over to us no less than HK$ 2,200.00! Thank you JULIET KOUNG for this great idea and your considerable generosity! We will make it a point to inform the recipients of this year's food hampers about your truly loving gift!
31 Oct, 2011
ANNUAL FOOD HAMPER CAMPAIGN 2011 IS NOW ON
This year we have the aim of collecting funds to sponsor 75 food hampers to be given to poor families in Sri Lanka, before Christmas. This is a 17.5 % increase over 2010! Kind donors can approach us at our booths during the Picnic-in-the-Park event (November 5, 2011, Discovery Bay Siena Park), the next DB Flea Market (at DB Plaza), the DBIS Food Fair (at DBIS), the next Backyard Bazaar (at DB Plaza) and the DC Family Fun Day (at Discovery College). Of course you can always contact us by email or telephone - contact details: see elsewhere on this website. Regular hampers cost HK$ 200.00, while superior hampers - containing more and bigger items - cost HK$ 300.00. Please donate generously and soon - we have only 2 1/2 months to go until the hampers will be distributed.
14 Sep, 2011
ELEVEN MECHANICAL SEWING MACHINES DONATED
On August 23, 2011, SOS LANKA ACTION donated eleven mechanical sewing machines to a selected group of women who would now be able to have one means to sustain themselves and their families. This project was in part supported financially by the Rotary Club Golden Mile, Kowloon, Hong Kong, for which we extend our gratitude and thanks.
Intensify and broaden charitable projects: we plan to materially support individual persons, families or institutions, establish co-operatives and workshops that woul ideally be able to yield incomes, and start facilities which would provide free education. Realize all these and other tasks in the most ethical manner possible.
Charity Registration No.: 803139 | © Copyright 2011 SOS Lanka Action Charity Organisation