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December 15, 2009
(lubavitch.com) They’ve been carved of chocolate and ice, constructed of lego and food cans, and now, Chabad of Hong Kong will light a menorah made of CROCS.
Crocs Hong Kong donated the CROCS to Helping Hands – a community service organization for sponsored by Chabad of Hong Kong.
“How appropriate to celebrate Chanukah, a festival that carries the message of illuminating darkness in the world with acts of goodness and kindness in this way,” says Mrs. Goldie Avtzon, Chabad representative to Hong Kong.
In September 2008, Helping Hands distributed 50 homemade “Change for Crocs” collection boxes to its members and friends. The goal was to collect small change that would then be used to purchase Crocs for poor children.
By June, 2009, the “Change for Crocs” campaign yielded approximately HK$6,000.
Hoping to make the most out of this collection, Helping Hands founder, Goldie Avtzon, made contact with Crocs to explore the possibility of a discount on the Crocs shoes.
Much to her delight, the Crocs Company offered to donate 1,000 pairs of new Crocs to the cause. The goods have now been received and are ready to be shipped to Israel.
The Crocs Menorah will be erected along side the 15 foot Giant Menorah that has been lit in Chater Garden for the past 24 years. The grand celebration is on Sunday, December 13 between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m at Chater Garden.
The Giant Menorah Lighting Event and the Helping Hands Organization are both organized by Chabad of Hong Kong. www.chabadhk.org