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Cathay Pacific, UNICEF HK Raised $200,000 in 2020 Despite Travel Disruptions

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Oct 13, 2021

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Cathay Pacific Airways and the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF announced the Change for Good in-flight fundraising program raised a total of HK$1.56 million, or about $200,500, over the 2020 program period.

“The Change for Good programme is a living example of our commitment to corporate social responsibility,” said Augustus Tang, CEO, Cathay Pacific. “We are deeply touched by the generosity of our passengers and unwavering support of our employees especially in times of difficulty. Every coin and banknote we collected would bring new hope to children in need wherever they are.”

Last year was difficult worldwide. All CFG donations comprise spare change collected from passengers on flights, making the donations raised in 2020 a hard-won result by all parties. As a result of the pandemic, children face a global learning crisis, and UNICEF and its partners are working to adopt and adapt technology to help schools reopen safely. CFG donations will be used for UNICEF’s Schools for Asia program, with some funds allocated to Cathay Pacific Wheelchair Bank to improve the mobility of children with severe neuromuscular diseases in Hong Kong. Cathay joined UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative this year to deliver vaccines and medical supplies around the world.

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