This year's beneficiaries
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Against Child Abuse
Your kind donations will go towards helping prevent all forms of child abuse in families of parents with mental illness by enhancing parenting abilities and children's self-belief and problem-solving skills.
Chi Heng Foundation
Operation Santa Claus will fund a professional trainer to train a team of six staff who will provide care and counselling for more than 400 Aids-infected children in the centre of the country in the first year of operation, and thousands more thereafter.
Hong Kong Red Cross Hospital Special Schools
Your donations will help provide 1,000 gifts for Christmas parties at 22 facilities, mainly oncology and cancer units, in 18 hospitals across Hong Kong. Gifts will be distributed to all child psychiatric and paediatric wards in December.
The Young Samaritans Peer Support Programme will help teach youngsters to better understand their strengths and weaknesses, recognise signs of depression in themselves and their friends and learn positive growth skills.
St James' Settlement
Operation Santa Claus will help St James' Settlement establish a 'Supportive Station' in its Social Recycling Depot, which will provide rag pickers with vital support such as food, educational aids and possible job openings.
Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association
The association will buy a new van for its recently established community brain health and support centre in Tseung Kwan O.
WWF Hong Kong
Funds will go to the Wetlander - Wetland Management Ambassador Programme for Children from Small Group Homes initiative, through which WWF enables underprivileged children to learn from and interact with nature at the Mai Po Nature Reserve and other wetlands in Hong Kong.
Children's Thalassaemia Foundation
Thalassaemia patients will be provided with state-of-the-art scans aimed at identifying osteoporosis and osteopenia syndrome and providing proper treatments to improve their bone mineral density.
Hong Kong Paediatric Rheumatism Association
The association will establish an emergency fund for poorer families who urgently need medication, occupational therapy, transport or home schooling for 252 rheumatic children and their parents.
Operation Smile - China Medical Mission
Operation Smile will help fund an initiative called 'Spring Smiles 2011' which will provide free operations to children with cleft lips and cleft palates in Hangzhou next spring and a 10-day medical mission to a rural part of the country later in the year.
Asbury Methodist Social Service
Operation Santa Claus will help the development of a series of 'basic assessment' initiatives, including a handbook and open days offering counselling for parents of speech-impaired children.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITIES
Hong Kong Blind Union
Your donations will help cover school fees and essential expenses for 35 visually impaired students in Guangdong and other provinces for five years and buy assistive devices for at least two schools in hard-to-reach rural parts of the country.
Your kindness will help provide free long-term loans for equipment that victims of degenerative diseases can recycle in line with their ever changing needs.
SILENCE will provide employment training and placements in graphic design and food and beverage areas for hard-of-hearing students with special education needs.
Direction Association for the Handicapped
Operation Santa Claus will help subsidise the operation of a social enterprise that designs and creates merchandise for sale through life education talks given to schools and businesses.
Hong Kong Women Workers Association
The association will create jobs by enabling poorer women to set up and run a co-operative ministore at the Hong Kong College of Technology.