Heart-warming story of a Canadian public-school teacher in HK with a big heart. Jeff took up cause of the homeless and poor and those born with Down Syndrome, and founded two charities ImpactHK and Love21 to serve them. His mission in life is that no one should sleep on the streets of HK.

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โ€œ๐ด๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐ป๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘” ๐พ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐ผ ๐‘Ž๐‘š ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ป๐พ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’. ๐ธ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ, ๐ผ ๐‘Ž๐‘š ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘œ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ .โ€

“๐‘Š๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘› ๐ป๐พ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘›๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›. ๐ผ๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ, ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘. ๐‘Šโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’, ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘š ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘›๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›. ๐‘Š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ.”

“๐ฟ๐‘–๐‘“๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐ป๐พ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐ท๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘†๐‘ฆ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค. ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”, ๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž-๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘ . ๐‘ˆ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘™๐‘ฆ, ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘ฆ. ๐‘†๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘œ [๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐ฟ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’21] ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘  + ๐‘›๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›.”

“๐ผ๐‘› ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ฆ, ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘“๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’. ๐ท๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘†๐‘ฆ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘š๐‘ฆ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘“๐‘’.”

“๐‘†๐‘œ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘› ๐ป๐พ. ๐‘Š๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘ง๐‘’๐‘›๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘› ๐ป๐พ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘ฆ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘›, ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘  ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ , ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ .”

“๐ผ๐‘กโ€™๐‘  ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ฆ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ฆ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘–๐‘› ๐ป๐พ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘“๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’.”

๐†๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž:
Jeff Rotmeyer is originally from Canada and came to Hong Kong ~15 years ago as a public school teacher.

Jeffโ€™s routine acts of kindness towards homeless in HK in form of โ€˜kindness walksโ€™ led him to found ImpactHK, a charity supporting the homeless in Hong Kong. Today ImpactHK leads over 60 walks a month across HK. Volunteers in the walk handout food, water and clothing to homeless individuals in the area, servicing around 400 people each week. In 2020, ImpactHK would house 100 people off the streets of HK.

Jeff is also the founder of Love21 Foundation, a charity supporting the Down syndrome and autistic community with health and nutritional programs.

Jeff is dedicated to living a meaningful life through social work and has dedicated his life to making positive impact for those in need. In recognition of his efforts, Jeff was awarded The Humanitarian award, The One by the Rotary.

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