The Community Chest of Hong Kong

Hongkongers on march again. This time for charity

A girl puts her best foot forward for charity. Photo: David Wong

There were big red banners and there were thousands of people ready to march. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was there, too.

No, not another Sunday demonstration but the annual Walk for Millions.

Monday, 7 January, 2013, 5:44am

Children learn 'magic' of play

Many three-year-olds know their way around a computer these days. But take them outside and they may scream if they see an ant. Do you have any problem with that?

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Deacons joins OSC to give back to the community

Deacons, the city's oldest and largest independent law firm, has become a major donor of Operation Santa Claus.

Lilian Chiang, a senior partner of Deacons, said the decision was made because the charities which the Operation Santa Claus supports were well-deserving.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Times are tough: so open your wallets

This is the time of year when thoughts normally turn to helping those less fortunate. Except, that is, when the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis has everyone sitting on their wallets.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Bankers get dressed up for charity

The banking industry faced a challenging year, but that did not stop UBS trading floor staff pausing to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and doing their bit to help those facing more pressing hardships in Hong Kong.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

TV shows by blind would be eye-opener

Hong Kong will soon have an online TV channel hosted by blind people. The Hong Kong Federation of the Blind plans to set up the channel, Visual Impairment Television, with support from Operation Santa Claus.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Can the Community Care Fund help the needy?

Elaine Yu, 15, Creative Secondary School

Since the Community Care Fund was established in October, there have been some huge controversies. Some say the fund can ease people's burdens, but others complain it is just the government's cure-all for social problems, such as the gap between the rich and the poor.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Community service goes beyond the workplace

Believing the concepts and benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) radiate beyond the workplace, Bank of East Asia (BEA) chairman and chief executive David Li Kwok-po says the bank develops initiatives that benefit the wider community.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Endorsement for 'exceptional leader'

The University of Western Ontario bestowed a Doctor of Laws honoris causa (LLD) to Hong Kong businessman, community leader and philanthropist Wilfred Ng at its annual Hong Kong Convocation ceremony yesterday.

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

Care fund is one charity too many for HK

It comes as little surprise that the government has only been able to collect a modest amount in corporate donations for its proposed Community Care Fund. In fact, there was little reason for this fund to be set up in the first place.

With the 40-year-old Community Chest already a known success, it is a waste of time and money to set up this new charity.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

In the festive spirit of giving

The annual fund-raising campaign, Operation Santa Claus (OSC), was launched last night at the HSBC headquarters in Central. The guests included Leung Chun-ying, convenor of the Executive Council, Franklin Wong Wah-kay, director of broadcasting at RTHK, Reginald Chua, editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post, and Canto-pop singer GEM.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Executives have a ball at charity fund-raiser

Young Executives Group gala charity ball

Where: Grand Hyatt ballroom

When: September 25

What: Local Indian association the Young Executives Group organised a gala charity ball as a fund-raiser for the Community Chest of Hong Kong. The group was able to raise more than HK$2.8 million for the Chest.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

Hong Kong's income disparity levels are the widest in what passes for the developed world, and you don't have to look far to find disgusting extremes of poverty and affluence. However, the city is a paradise compared with what was endured by many of its citizens before they arrived.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am


Do more for the mentally disabled

There were protests this year by mentally disabled students and their families. They wanted the right to a free education after they have graduated from secondary schools. This has raised people's awareness of the problems they face. Education is just one of them. Shelter is another.

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

This year's beneficiaries

Baptist Oi Kwan Social Services

The group, which offers a range of social services, is seeking funds for Stand by U, a mental health promotion project for children aged six to 12 (above) who have parents suffering from mental illness

End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation

11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am