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HSBC staff create home study spots for needy kids

Published on Jun 14, 2014 7:59 AM
 
Cass Eng, 13, who benefited from a previous HSBC corporate responsibility event, lending a hand in this year's effort. Here she is sorting out a household's belongings while their flat is being cleared to make way for new furniture. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

More than 200 children now have proper study areas in their homes, after staff and corporate partners from HSBC bank helped to refurbish their flats over four days this week.

The children received new furniture such as desks and bookshelves.

Most of them are from low-income families where each person earns less than $450. A number are also from single-parent households.

The 800 HSBC volunteers were joined by nine children who had previously benefited from the bank's home makeovers - part of the bank's annual "All in a Day's Work" corporate responsibility challenge.

 
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