Sisters aged eight and six formed non-profit Little Philanthropist to raise funds for a family friend’s cancer treatment through a toy sale. Its 130 child volunteers still sell toys, but also hold craft events at an aged-care home in Hong Kong (above), help the homeless and make gifts for terminally ill children.Sisters aged eight and six formed non-profit Little Philanthropist to raise funds for a family friend’s cancer treatment through a toy sale. Its 130 child volunteers still sell toys, but also hold craft events at an aged-care home in Hong Kong (above), help the homeless and make gifts for terminally ill children.
Sisters aged eight and six formed non-profit Little Philanthropist to raise funds for a family friend’s cancer treatment through a toy sale. Its 130 child volunteers still sell toys, but also hold craft events at an aged-care home in Hong Kong (above), help the homeless and make gifts for terminally ill children.

Lessons in altruism and empathy from Hong Kong children who set up online second-hand books store, charity sale and ball

  • ‘Don’t wait for the perfect time. Just go for it,’ says 15-year-old who set up Hong Kong’s first online store for used English-language children’s books
  • Build a team first, says 17-year-old who helped run a charity ball; sisters aged six and eight were their own team when they raised funds for a family friend

Topic |   Philanthropy
Sisters aged eight and six formed non-profit Little Philanthropist to raise funds for a family friend’s cancer treatment through a toy sale. Its 130 child volunteers still sell toys, but also hold craft events at an aged-care home in Hong Kong (above), help the homeless and make gifts for terminally ill children.Sisters aged eight and six formed non-profit Little Philanthropist to raise funds for a family friend’s cancer treatment through a toy sale. Its 130 child volunteers still sell toys, but also hold craft events at an aged-care home in Hong Kong (above), help the homeless and make gifts for terminally ill children.
Sisters aged eight and six formed non-profit Little Philanthropist to raise funds for a family friend’s cancer treatment through a toy sale. Its 130 child volunteers still sell toys, but also hold craft events at an aged-care home in Hong Kong (above), help the homeless and make gifts for terminally ill children.
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