By Tim Saunders on
Jackie Chan attended a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier this week to hand over warm clothes to the city’s elderly.
The donation was made in association with North Face and The Salvation Army's Coats for the Elderly campaign, and included over 300 down jackets. Chan has donated the jackets every January for the last few years.
“About ten years ago I was shocked to read in my local Hong Kong newspaper that some elderly people had died because of the cold weather,” he said. “I couldn’t believe that in such a modern city, people were still suffering and that we were not doing more to care for our elderly citizens. I immediately arranged to donate warm coats to seniors and I have been doing it every year since then. If I am in Hong Kong in the winter months, I will personally go and donate the clothes. If I cannot be there, I will make sure that my staff distributes warm coats. I know that people all over the world suffer because of the cold, and I can’t help everyone, but at least I can take care of some people in my own hometown. It is my hope that I can set an example for others and move them to take a look around their own hometowns and see how they can help.”
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