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A creative way to spread some cheer

Staff from Maxim's Group rolled up their sleeves this Christmas to create 150 multicoloured sand bottles to give to members of the Boys' Brigade Hong Kong - a beneficiary of Operation Santa Claus (OSC) this year.

Friday, 30 December, 2011, 12:00am

A special man for a special job

As the world prepares for the arrival of Christmas Day, intrepid Young Post reporter Dennis Goodboy caught up with Santa Claus before his big trip.

Dennis: So let's get right to the point, why no presents for dogs?

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Candy contains a sweet message

Students from Hong Kong International School (HKIS) gave each other candy canes with heart-warming words while raising funds for Operation Santa Claus.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Bankers chip in for the needy on office fairway

The miniature golf course looked like a creative parade of office supplies - empty cartons, packets of printing paper, file holders, stationery and other paraphernalia - on Friday afternoon at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The event was the bank's Office Golf Day, a fund-raising event for Operation Santa Claus at Citibank Tower in Central.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Santa Jerry hits town - a true believer with a passion for the job

We're going to see lots of men in Santa suits in the city over the next two weeks. What sets Santa Jerry apart, however, is not only his 30 years in the trade but also the heart of a true Santa.

'When I put on the suit, it's not like I'm playing him. I really take pride in the job,' he said.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Gingerbread event also feeds the soul

Members of the Boys' Brigade made gingerbread houses to take home last week, learning that nothing nourishes the soul more than sharing food with loved ones.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sponsor gives generously to Operation Santa Claus

Father Christmas and his female elves were out all week to raise money for the SCMP's Operation Santa Claus. 'The timing of the event lends itself perfectly to supporting this worthy charity and it was even better this year as the event is in December and we could bring Santa in from the North Pole to Fanling,' Kathryn Shih, chief executive, wealth management, at UBS Asia Pacific said.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Brave little road warriors finish big feat

A four-kilometre walk might not seem much of a challenge to an adult. But for the hundreds of kindergarten pupils who walked the length of Discovery Bay with their parents and teachers, it was more than just a walk in the park.

More than 500 children and adults participated in this year's charity walk on November 19 to raise money for the needy.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Quiz night proves tough to tackle

It was a night of mini-burgers, pizza, chips, beer, jokes and laughter. But it was also a night of head-scratching because of some difficult questions.

At Lan Kwai Fong pub Kila, financers, business consultants and surveyors abandoned their suits to get quizzed on a topic entirely unrelated to their professions.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Boys' Brigade brings cheer to the elderly

As Christmas approaches, preparations are going full steam ahead for the holiday season's gift-giving. The Boys' Brigade, however, is already preparing holiday gifts for next year.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Gifts of joy for the children of inmates

A programme that helps spread Christmas joy to children whose parents are in jail will be a beneficiary of this year's Operation Santa Claus.

The Hong Kong Christian Ku Sun Association runs the Angel Tree programme, in which church volunteers deliver Christmas cards and gifts to such children on behalf of their parents.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Operation Santa Claus

With reference to the cover story 'Gifts for all the needy' on November 15, Operation Santa Claus will provide funds to Rehabaid Society to help 10,000 elderly people undergo vital health check-ups.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

It's time to spread hope and joy

The 24th annual Operation Santa Claus campaign to raise funds for charities carrying out essential work throughout Hong Kong was launched last night.

Operation Santa Claus 2011 had its official kick-off at The Apex, on the rooftop of Central Plaza in Wan Chai.

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The sharing and caring brigade

The generation gap melts away as the 260th company of the Boys' Brigade visits elderly people. The company consists of about 60 students from SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School.

One of their biggest projects every year is Sharity, meaning to share charity.

Sharity happens every year from May to December.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In Sunday's Operation Santa Claus story, the names of the pubs should have been Kila and Linq.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

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