Henry Ngai left his hometown Hong Kong for Australia in 80-ies of the past century, Merkur.de reports today, March 1, 2016. There he became a millionaire with the production of toilet paper. He is now using part of his wealth to help people in need around the world.
Ngai saw refugees suffering in cold weather at the Munich Hauptbahnhof (central station) in the news this fall and decided to help. He donated 100,000 high-quality, waterproof winter jackets. The jackets arrived in Hamburg in 5,000 boxes, each containing 20 jackets in different sizes. They were distributed throughout Germany by the German Red Cross and other organisations.
Ricarda Schmitd overheard people talking about the jackets during an event at the Bavarian capitals Gasteig venue and began researching on the whereabouts of the jackets, since she knew that asylum-seekers at a shelter in Munich where she was volunteering needed 300 jackets. She found some 380 of the jackets donated by the Australian millionaire, distributed 300 of them to the refugees at her shelter and called up her parents to see whether the shelter where they were volunteering also needed jackets. They did.
At least 3,000 more of the donated jackets are being worn by refugees in Bavaria, which is how many are known to have arrived at the Aschaffenburg District. The jackets had arrived just at the time they were needed the most, which Ngai probably isn’t even aware of. Chances are that the next time Henry Ngai watches the news in Australia; he might see someone walking through wearing one of the warm winter jackets he donated.
Over the past decade alone ABC Tissue, Ngai’s company, has donated over $13.7 million dollars to a variety of deserving Australian causes including tsunami and bush fire relief and also helped establish and fund ABC Tissue Express to assist people with vision and hearing problems in Cambodia and mainland China.