(HONG KONG, June 6, 2024) Today, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong (Habitat) celebrates its 20th Birthday Party at The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong, to commemorate two decades of impact in the local community. Chinachem Group expanded its partnership with Habitat by being the Title Sponsor of this key milestone in the organisation’s history.

As the only international NGO in Hong Kong focusing solely on housing, Habitat brings their global expertise to address housing issues in one of the most expensive property markets in the world. All the funds raised at the Habitat 20th Birthday Party will go towards Habitat’s goal of supporting more than 4,000 families by 2026.

The funds raised will directly support their programme development, particularly in scaling their Ageing-in-Place home modifications programme and exploring housing solutions for vulnerable families living in subdivided units in Hong Kong. In addition to expanding their direct services, they also aim to contribute strategically and through a system approach to a Hong Kong where everyone has access to adequate and affordable housing.

Chinachem Group has provided funding for Habitat’s programmes since 2018, including renovation of flats for elderly people living in public housing, renovation of a residential care home, and conversion of part of an old residential building in Jordan into a pop-up community centre and homeless shelter, serving nearly 8,000 people in the local neighbourhood.

“As a developer of creating places with heart, Chinachem is pleased to partner with Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong to bring positive impact to our community, while serving people through sustainable construction and housing support services. Both of us aim at building a more liveable environment in Hong Kong, which reflects our unwavering commitment in balancing People, Prosperity and Planet, i.e., our ‘Triple Bottom Line,’” says Donald Choi, Executive Director and CEO of Chinachem Group.

Chinachem Group is also partnering with Habitat to engage and motivate the public to take a more active role in enhancing life in Hong Kong through community service. Their unique loyalty programme, CCG Hearts, is so much more than a membership programme. It’s designed to revive their spirit of kindness, and pioneers a new form of earning that rewards giving.

Jo Hayes, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong stated: “We are honoured to have Chinachem Group as the Title Sponsor for our 20th Birthday Party. Their long-term strategic partnership has enabled us to support thousands of disadvantaged people in Hong Kong. Together we can #RAISE THE ROOF and transform the lives of individuals and families living in substandard conditions.”

As a member of CCG Hearts, members of the public can join community services and since the launch of the membership programme, more than 60 CCG Hearts members have been engaged to paint beautiful murals at three local schools in the city under Habitat’s Project School Works programme, improving the learning environment for 1,800 students. In the coming year, members of the public will be able to join mural painting and home renovation activities, funded by Chinachem Group.

About Chinachem Group

The Credit Suisse APAC Foundation, launched in February 2020, is the strategic community investment vehicle for Credit Suisse’s global Corporate Citizenship and Foundations strategy in the APAC region.


Since 1960, Chinachem Group has been a leading property developer in Hong Kong, with a portfolio covering residential, commercial, retail and industrial buildings for sales and investment. In addition, Chinachem Group is involved in hospitality, property management, healthcare and elderly services.

The Group works collectively to forge a lasting, positive impact on the community, driven by the commitment to balancing People, Prosperity and Planet in every venture.

Discover more about Chinachem Group’s purpose and contributions to delivering Places with Heart: www.chinachemgroup.com/en.


About Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong

Driven by the vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 in the U.S. as a grassroots effort. The housing organisation has since grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. Habitat works locally in Hong Kong and across the Asia and Pacific region, to help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Financial assistance and volunteers from Hong Kong have contributed to Habitat supporting more than 46 million people globally. Through shelter, we empower.

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