By logging 360 million total steps together during the Chinese New Year, ManulifeMOVE members can help donate 2,200 meals to the needy and earn a charity-edition “MOVE Badge”.

ManulifeMOVE members to accumulate 360 million steps and help donate 2,200 meals to the needy

HONG KONG, Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As Hong Kong readies to celebrate the Chinese New Year later this week, Manulife is inviting Manulife MOVE members to “MOVE for GOOD” and contribute to a charitable cause that will help feed more needy people and bring some festive cheer during the holiday season.

Manulife has partnered with social enterprise Gingko House for the “MOVE for GOOD” Challenge (the “Challenge”), which comprises two phases of activities over two four-day periods during this Chinese New Year.

The objective is to encourage MOVE members to stay active during these festive periods, and to help provide meals to those in need through their participation in the Challenge.

With MOVE members collectively hitting 180 million steps in each phase, Manulife pledges to donate 1,100 meals to under-resourced elders and homeless people via Gingko House. Together, the two phases will add up to 2,200 free traditional dishes to be given out to the needy during the Chinese New Year.

“This is the first time we have engaged ManulifeMOVE members in a charity move, and we’re excited to see them getting active together to support this great cause,” said Isabella Lau, Chief Customer Officer at Manulife Hong Kong. “Chinese New Year is a time to wish each other health and prosperity. It’s been a year now since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, and many of us miss the days when we could volunteer and do something together to help others. So, we want to get people moving for a good reason: turning their steps and sweat into ‘tangible’ festive blessings to people in need.”

Once the step goals are met, the meals – auspiciously dubbed “Lucky Poon Choi for One” and “Longevity Veggie Meals” – will be distributed on February 18 (renri, or “Everyone’s Birthday”, which falls on the 7th day of the lunar calendar) and February 26 (Lantern Festival Day) at Gingko House’s five outlets in Yau Ma Tei, Cheung Sha Wan, Taikoo, Yau Tong and Sheung Wan.

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