Alone, we can only do a little.
Together, we can do a lot in the fight against poverty.
To mark the International Day for Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, Oxfam Hong Kong (OHK) is organising the Rethink Poverty．Empowerment Market, which will be held from 18 to 23 October 2022 (Tuesday to Sunday) at Central Market. OHK hopes to raise public awareness about the importance of empowerment and partnership in the fight against poverty, and invite members of the public to join it in its mission. Eight of OHK’s partner organisations will sell their handicrafts, environmentally friendly products, educational resources and such at the market. Members of the public will not only have the opportunity to purchase these products and support OHK and its partners, but also hear their stories and learn about OHK’s anti-poverty work. All proceeds from the event will go to those experiencing poverty/our partners who have a booth at the market.
The theme of the market —‘Together Empower!’— represents how togetherness and partnership can bring about empowerment, which in turn enables those from low-income backgrounds to unleash their talent and potential. Poverty is a complex and multifaceted issue, and there is no single way to address it. By working together with people living in poverty to build resilience in adversity though, we can create a long-lasting and positive impact in the fight against poverty.
Rethink Poverty．Empowerment Market
Event Date and Time: 18 to 23 October 2022 (Tuesday to Sunday) 12noon – 7pm
Venue: Central Market (93 Queen’s Road Central and 80 Des Voeux Road Central, Central)
Market Location: Oasis, G/F Central Market (Entrance at Jubilee Street)
Oxfam Booth and Free Gift Redemption: 24-hour Passage, 2/F Central Market
Venue Partner: Central Market
Booth: Oxfam Hong Kong, Cleaning Workers Union, Childhood Is Limited, Eldpathy Co. Limited, Growth Playground*, Home Care Apparel*, People Service Centre, Tung Chung Community Development Alliance, Wedo Global
Remark: Home Care Apparel will only be at the event on 18, 19 and 23 October; Growth Playground will only be at the event on 20, 21 and 22 October.
Together Empower! Giveaways
Visitors who go to Oxfam’s booth (location: 24-hour passage, 2/F Central Market) and complete designated tasks, can get the following gifts for FREE! (Gifts are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.)