Operation Santa Claus – 35 Years of Giving Spirit
Operation Santa Claus was jointly established by the South China Morning Post and Radio Television Hong Kong to connect the local community with worthwhile charities. Since 1988, OSC has brought joy, goodwill and raised HK$353 million to support 323 charitable projects.
Before every Christmas, Operation Santa Claus launches a public fundraising campaign to celebrate the season of caring, sharing and giving to those who may be less fortunate. Through the generosity of our donors and supporters, Operation Santa Claus selects and funds charitable projects that focus on children and youth, elderly, community, physical and mental disabilities, medical, and environment.
Please join us in supporting the Hong Kong community during this festive season by donating to Operation Santa Claus and share the holiday spirit!
Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge is a community-driven temporary shelter for migrant domestic women (MDW) in crisis. It is a registered charity in Hong Kong established in 1986.
We provide food, accommodation and other forms of assistance to these women who are deprived of the means to survive because they are not allowed to work while their legal cases are on-going.
If you fund Bethune House, you are helping reduce the vulnerabilities and marginalization of our migrant domestic workers who are an integral part of the HK society. By helping us, we can continue to shelter, support and care for women in need.
Caring for Our Carers
There is a dearth of services in Hong Kong for migrant domestic workers, especially those who are temporarily unemployed. This was very apparent during the COVID-19 fifth wave. This is where service providers such as Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge come in. Bethune House provides shelter, food, and other necessities to migrant domestic workers in distress, some with babies. Unable to work, Bethune House supports them until they get back on their feet. Bethune House even sheltered COVID-19 positive migrant workers. Through OSC’s support, we will be able to continue and expand our shelter and medical provisions, case and welfare assistance, Mental Health and Wellness activities, Life and Work skills trainings.
600 migrant domestic workers provided shelter, primarily of Filipino and Indonesian nationalities300 isolated migrant domestic workers provided COVID-19 care packs
Riding for the Disabled Association (“RDA”) has been contributing to the disabled community for the past 47 years since 1975 and we are the only charity provide FREE therapeutic riding program in Hong Kong. RDA aims to teach disabled people to ride a horse to the best of their ability. Riding is widely recognized as one of the most beneficial forms of therapy the disabled can receive, it builds self-confidence, improves concentration and self-discipline.
Dressage Simulator for Therapeutic Horse-Riding Programme
Since the current dressage simulator was second hand and used for almost 20 years, some of the functions are not working and we would like to purchase a new dressage simulator to replace the current one. The dressage simulator is used as an introduction to the riders prior to riding on a real horse and enables riders to get used to the size of a horse and feel the movement. Also, riders can feel more relaxed, especially those who have not been around horses before. It also allows RDA to continue the lessons under adverse weather.
225 riders attending a total of 3,475 therapeutic horse-riding sessions