Applications for charities to be among the beneficiaries of this year's SCMP/RTHK Operation Santa Claus fundraiser close today. If your organisation wishes to apply, please submit a proposal with the following information: Background and objectives of the organisation. Background of the patron(s) and the key staff or committee members. How OSC can help your organisation with a specific project. What sort of donation you require - cash, services or equipment - and why. If you require a cash donation, how much do you need for the project? Donations are shared among a range of charities, so requests over $500,000 are unlikely to be considered. How you would use the donation and how you would measure its impact and gauge its success. Send your proposal with your name and phone number to Operation Santa Claus, Marketing and Communications Department, South China Morning Post, 16/F Somerset House, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong or email it to email@example.com . Applications close today - act fast!