Gingko House and Hong Kong Federation of Youth Invite Hong Kongers to #ShareASmile

September 24, 2020 - 10:24
Gingko House and Hong Kong Federation of Youth Invite Hong Kongers to #ShareASmile

Upload a Selfie to Share Kindness Around Hong Kong


HONG KONG, CHINA - MediaOutReach - 24 September 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic hascreated an unprecedented distance between people, since it has become the new normalto put on face masks most of the time. What used to be a simple act of kindnessthat warmed our hearts -- sharing a smile among strangers -- has not been seenfor months, hidden behind masks. To drive a positive change in society, the HongKong Federation of Youth (HKFYG) and GingkoHouse have joined forces, inviting people of different generations to creatively#ShareASmile by "drawing" funny or cute smiles over their face masks in selfiesvirtually. By uploading these photos to social media, they aim to spread kindnessand warmth across Hong Kong.

A group of youthvolunteers join forces with Gingko House chefs at five Gingko House restaurants,to prepare "Smiley Meal Boxes" for distribution to the underprivileged in thecommunity.

Starting from last Friday (18September), HKFYG and Gingko House have been distributing "Smiley Meal Boxes"at five Gingko House restaurants located across the city for 10 consecutivedays. A total of 10,000 meal boxes prepared by youth volunteers from HKFYG and GingkoHouse chefs will be distributed to those in need.

It only takes a few simple stepsto support the #ShareASmile campaign. Hong Kongers are invited to take a selfiein your face mask, then add a smiley sticker or emoji, or even draw a virtualsmile onto the face mask, to make your smile stand out. Upload the selfie to yoursocial media platforms with the hashtag #ShareASmile and invite friends to jointoo.

The "Smiley Meal Boxes"are distributed to registered beneficiaries via five Gingko House restaurants. Thosewho wish to receive a meal box can apply at any of the Gingko House restaurants[1]. GingkoHouse is also working with various social welfare organisations to supportanyone in need.

 Campaign Photos:

*Addresses of Gingko Houserestaurants

  • Gingko House - VietStreet (Yau Ma Tei): 1st Floor, Ping An Building, 383 Nathan Road
  • Gingko Moment (TaikooStore): G/F, Taiji Building, No. 7 Taikoo Gili Road
  • Grandma's Kitchen (YauTong Branch) Big Ben Sky Garden, 38 Gao Chao Road, L, Yau Tong
  • Ginkgo Moment (CheungSha Wan Store): No. 441, Qingshan Road, Changshawan
  • Veggie by Gingko House(Sheung Wan Store): No. 7 New Market Street, Sheung Wan