Corporate & Sponsor
Ms Cynthia MONG
Shun Hing Electronic Trading Co. Ltd
Since I met Margaret a few years ago, I have been an avid fan of her Les Beatitude products simply because of the heart and dedication I see in each piece of handicraft. From coin bags to pouches, from wine charms to tote bags, they “tie” many people in our society together. Wine charms and tote bags, our corporate gifts in the past, have received much praise from guests. I have enjoyed working with Margaret on special designs for our gifts and she never ceases to amaze me with her creativity. I look forward to contributing again soon to this meaningful cause!
Ms Leonie KI
Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation
Few years ago, Les Beatitudes started to organise sewing and leather crafting classes with SoCo for the underprivileged women at the SoCo New World Community Centre in ShumShuiPo Fu Wah Street. With recycled neckties, beautiful pouches, wine glass charms and tote bags were created. Over the years, they integrated collage designs from local artists to further promote the magnificent craftsmanship of these sewing ladies. Their products have been very well received and won a number of awards commending the team. Last two years, Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation has supported Les Beatitudes on their exhibitions to showcase their artistic craft and products which became great platforms for the community to foster mutual understanding and support.
Mrs Christine IP
CEO Greater China
United Overseas Bank
We had the pleasure to partner Les Beatitudes for a joint exhibition titled “Tie ∙ Journey” in 2017. The exhibition provided an avenue to promote craftsmanship of the local artists and sewing mothers by showcasing their works that revealed their interpretation of the unique culture, history and heritage in Hong Kong. It was testament to our shared mission of making art more accessible in the community, nurturing local artistic talents and rejuvenating cultural heritage while promoting upcycling and green living. We wish Les Beatitudes will continue to flourish in the years to come.
Ms Catherine WONG
Retail Marketiing & Sales, Towngas
I met Margaret when she first started Les Beatitudes and felt her passion for helping underprivileged mothers. She dedicated her efforts to creating work-at-home opportunities for them by collecting neckties to be used as raw materials for members of Les Beatitudes to make interesting collages that feature Hong Kong culture and stories - a very creative way to promote sustainability.
I encouraged her to enter a competition in 2017 so that more people can get to know about Les Beatitudes’ creations. As expected, they received their first well deserved award. In the past two years, they have created corporate gifts for our company, Towngas, which were very well received. I hope that more people will join us in supporting Les Beatitudes, just as Margaret supports local people in need.
Adviser & Friend
It was few years ago that I learned about Les Beatitudes. The group had just been founded to help low-income mothers earn money from home through design work and recycling materials.
In particular, they were collecting used items like neckties and turning them into fashionable bags and purses.
I am delighted to see that they are going from strength to strength. The women become experts and choosing pattens that will make striking finished items. The bags made from once-humbled neckties are colourful and unique – true standouts.
Ms SZE Lai Shan
Society for Community Organization(SoCO)
I have been collaborating with the founder on projects for grassroots women on empowerment, training and opportunity expansion for over 15 years and has also been working with Les Beatitudes Foundation Ltd since its inception in 2017. In addition to their craft classes, we found their recent classes on smart phone, computer, cyber-security very useful and practical. During epidemic, they rolled out a number of projects to support our grassroots women on digital capability and also organized some very creative on-line training and competitions. Their programmes helped on daily expenses and anxiety reduction. These programmes were all very well received by our grassroots mothers and the feedbacks were very positive too.
Dr Alice YUK
Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired
I have known Margaret since 2017 and her enthusiasm for creating job opportunities for the women in need impressed me. We have been keeping close collaboration with Les Beatitudes Foundation and our visually impaired alumni work with their artists and sewing mothers for the crossover products and their post-processing. For our alumni, this is not solely a job opportunity, but also a meaningful platform to showcase their talents and capabilities. To our delight, they won the national award (Silk Road Women’s Innovation Competition in Xian). Their efforts have been fully recognized and appreciated!
Salute to Les Beatitudes Team!
POON Man Ling
When I first arrived in 1998, I wasn't happy and rarely went out. In 2017 when we saw Chief Executive Carrie Lam used the handbag I sewed in TV, my family was filled with joy. My husband frantically shared the news with his extended family with joy. Nowadays, my son and husband also helped me when I need to carry heavy material.
I came to HK in 2008 to reunite with my husband and four young children. Few years ago, my husband passed away and I become the sole breadwinner, and with no income I had to apply for CSSA. Now besides my 2 part-time cleaning job, I sew handbags for Les Beatitudes at home which works for me because I can stay at home to care for my children.