“Make a Wish” Charity Sale 2009 – Share the Joy of a Wish

Professor Rosie Young, Chairperson of Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong with Jr. Astronauts (from left) Renée Cheung (2009), Vivian Kwan (2009), Goldia Wong (2005) and Ivan Li (2004)
Jonathan Wong : "The mission of Make-A-Wish® is to help children with life-threatening illnesses make their dreams come true. This activity made this Christmas a truly special one to me because it allowed me to help the children who aren't as fortunate as us to realize their dreams at such a meaningful time of the year. Being a volunteer for this extraordinary service has been an amazing experience for me. It has also shown that most people are willing to donate gifts and money to help the underprivileged. I truly recommend this valuable opportunity to everyone."
Vivian Kwan: "I was really pleased to participate in this meaningful program to help grant very sick children a wish. This was my first counter-sale voluntary work and everything was new to me. During the program, I learnt that it is not easy to persuade people to buy gifts for donation purposes. I also found that shoppers from Mainland China are more generous than people from other countries. Through gaining this valuable experience, I am sure I can do better in my next voluntary service."
Clara Lee (left): "It is better to give than to receive" is how the saying goes. From participating in the Make-A-Wish® charity program, I now realize the true meaning of the sentence. I am so glad that so many people care about seriously ill children and have donated money in aid of them." Renée Cheung: "I've never had such a great Christmas. Many thanks to Make-A-Wish® for making this wonderful fund-raising and charity-event experience possible. Having taken part in this voluntary service, I now truly understand the importance of good health, and I hope our participation has given some love and encouragement to children suffering from serious illnesses."