Beneficiary groups have big plans for the community
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
The Boys' Brigade Hong Kong
Christmas will be brighter for 500 elderly people who live alone when youth volunteers visit and help grant some of their Christmas wishes.
Chi Heng Foundation
The foundation will employ three staff to develop vocational consulting tools for 180 junior high school students and to provide tuition and living subsidy support for 170 Aids-impacted students for one year of vocational study.
Children's Heart Foundation
Operation Santa Claus will fund 10 graft surgeries to repair congenital heart defects in children as well as post-operative intensive care.
The Hong Kong Christian Kun Sun Association
The association will assist a group of volunteers to make home visits and give out Christmas cards and gifts chosen by their parents to children of prisoners, so they can have a happy Christmas.
Art in Hospital
With your help, we can provide 48 free creative art workshops conducted by professional artists involving arts and crafts, Chinese ink painting, music and fabric arts to elderly patients in Grantham Hospital and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.
Your donations will support programmes for the elderly and those with special needs including assessments on integrating into society, recommendations on wellness enhancement strategies, gait analysis and training, balance training, a bone mineral density enhancement programme and education on home safety and fall prevention principles.
Children's Medical Foundation
A neonatal care unit will be established with the necessary equipment and two doctors and two nurses will be trained to serve the community. CMF will also implement the 'Save-A-Baby programme' aiming to provide monetary support for newborn babies in a life-saving treatment programme in Guizhou province.
OSC 2011 will help Diabetes HK to conduct eight public talks and 50 educational activities about diabetes such as management of the disease and diabetes prevention. Diabetes HK will also establish helpline services giving professional advice on diabetes and obesity, delivered by nursing professionals via phone calls or online.
Enlighten Hong Kong
Epilepsy sufferers in Hong Kong will be empowered to help them achieve a better quality of life and also to share their experiences with their counterparts in order to bring about sustainable change in society through publicity, workshops and facilitation sessions.
Hong Kong Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation
Low-income arthritis patients will benefit from comprehensive rehabilitative therapeutic exercise programmes. The occupational clinic will provide professional assessments, advice and prescriptions for patients suffering chronic muscle and joint disease, and also serve to increase general awareness of health and joint-related issues.
Operation Smile - China Medical Mission
Free surgery will be provided to 300 needy children with cleft lips and cleft palates during three medical trips to poorer regions of China including Yunnan , Guizhou, Guangxi , Sichuan and Guangdong provinces - places where affordable and effective surgery is hard to come by.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITIES
Families of SMA Charitable Trust
Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a debilitating disease that leaves its victims without the ability to use their limbs independently, or even to feed themselves. Funds will enable SMA to buy a new car with a hydraulic wheelchair lift and safety features to provide transport for severely disabled patients.
Hong Kong Federation of the Blind
With your support, the Federation will create an audiovisual online programme, produced and hosted by people with visual impairments. The federation will also provide occupational training to 40 blind web DJs each year.
Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong
Your kindness will help to equip family members or caregivers with knowledge and skills to support caregivers of the ex-mentally ill through inter-professional intervention and support for caregiver peers.
Hong Kong Red Cross Princess Alexandra School
Physically disabled students will have the chance to learn boccia (rehabilitative ball sports for disabled people in wheelchairs) through the purchase of equipment as well as training. Selected participants will be invited to join the Hong Kong Annual Boccia Championship for the Disabled.
Riding For the Disabled Association
The association will buy three new ponies to provide high quality and sustainable safe rides for the disabled community in Hong Kong.