“𝐴𝑠 𝑎 𝐻𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝐾𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝐾 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒. 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑦, 𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠.”
“𝑊𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛. 𝐼𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑦, 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝. 𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑤𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒, 𝑤𝑒 𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝑢𝑝 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑓𝑢𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛. 𝑊𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑦.”
“𝐿𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝐾 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝐷𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑆𝑦𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑙𝑜𝑤. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑓𝑢𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ-𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑠. 𝑈𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑢𝑏𝑡𝑒𝑑𝑙𝑦, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑑𝑖𝑒𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ𝑦. 𝑆𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑤𝑒 𝑑𝑜 [𝑎𝑡 𝐿𝑜𝑣𝑒21] 𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑠 + 𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛.”
“𝐼𝑛 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑡𝑦, 𝑤𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒. 𝐷𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑆𝑦𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒.”
“𝑆𝑜 𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝐾. 𝑊𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑧𝑒𝑛𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑡 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑛 𝑡𝑦𝑝ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑛, 𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑡𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑒𝑙𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠.”
“𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝐾 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒.”
Jeff Rotmeyer is originally from Canada and came to Hong Kong ~15 years ago as a public school teacher.
Jeff’s routine acts of kindness towards homeless in HK in form of ‘kindness walks’ 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.