Who could have imagined that deciding to do one act of kindness a month towards Hong Kong's homeless would have ended up in creating a charity that now lifts the homeless out of despair and poverty, employing them and giving them community?
Impact HK never started out with the intention of creating a charity. Three years ago, the founder – Jeff Rotmeyer – had the idea of doing one kind act per month for the homeless. This would mean a walk through the more impoverished areas of Hong Kong and handing out supplies to those in need. This initiative really touched the hearts of volunteers throughout Hong Kong, becoming quite popular and giving Impact HK the opportunity to make greater impact. They progressed to doing two walks a month, then four, and so on. They now do up to 50 walks per month in six locations across Hong Kong, and ImpactHK became a registered charity in March 2017.
You can go on walks with ImpactHK to extend friendship and kindness to the homeless by clicking here.