Under Section 88 of the Under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, Reconnect has a Hong Kong registered charity status. Our organisation has pledged to conserve the environment by exhausting all available resources to generate activities that produce real-time outcomes and make observable reductions in wastage of scarce resources. In order to sustain our commitment and efforts, we are always on the lookout for financial assistance. You can act now by contributing tax-deductible donations online.
Donate Your Computers & Laptop
With the increasing dependence on information communication technology, students in Hong Kong are required to access the Internet. However, many low-income families are unable to afford computers for their children despite grassroots efforts made towards the Education Bureau and Chief Executive. According to the Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong households and corporations are responsible for throwing away 70,000 computers and electrical equipment each year. Many of these products are in good use and can be redistributed to children of low-income families.
At Reconnect, it is our contention to halt this practice and introduce a more cost-effective and sustainable method to revitalize the usage of laptops and computers. If you are thinking of throwing away yours or want to put an old laptop that is catching dust to good use; leave your name, contact number and preferred destination of pick up below.
That is entirely up to you. Your contributions are valuable to us whether large or small. Just remember, every cent goes towards the provision of services dedicated to protecting our planet Earth.
This is Reconnect’s first year to begin the donation segment for individual donors. Therefore, the donations will be used from the beginning of 2019.
Method 1: Bank Transfer
Method 2: PayPal
Method 3: Mail Cheque
Method 4: e-Cheque
You are probably wondering if corporations and organisations are donating to us; then individual donations should not make much of a difference. However, individual donations are very important for two reasons. Firstly, it recognises the personal effort made by each individual to donate towards a cause such as ours. This relays to us that the responsibility to conserve the environment is not limited to a few but shared by many. Secondly, your contributions are tax-deductible therefore you take some control over where your tax money goes towards.
The budget at Reconnect is revised every year. Financial contributions from government organisations and foundations comprise 98% of our total budget. Since we began in 2014, Reconnect has provided services to over 30 primary schools in Hong Kong. And we intend to continue our services to 30 additional primary schools free-of-charge. In order to continue our growth, we are seeking additional support from individual donors apart from existing corporations and foundations. At the end of each year, Reconnect will produce a detailed financial plan to showcase the number of individual donations raised and the proportion of donation used for respective programs.