Events and activities to support this Christmas!
Christmas is about giving. During these festive times, unfortunately many individuals in our community lack the basic necessities such as food and shelter. We can support them and make their Christmas a little warmer through these events and activities. Read on to find out about some of the charitable causes going on this Christmas …
The Bread Run minimizes food waste and feeds those in need. Bread Run volunteers collect fresh bread and sandwiches from various stores across Hong Kong before they close, and all the breads are then redistributed the same night or the next morning. This December, Feeding Hong Kong will be hosting special Bread Runs! They are looking for Bread Runner to collect the breads at specified stores then drop it off at the collection point. Its simple and quick and goes a long way for those in need … Check it out!
When: 10, 15, and 22 of December
Where: Locations vary depending on the chosen bread store
How Much: Free!
HandsOn Hong Kong is a registered organization that provides a network for volunteers. They aim to empower the community and address social issues through volunteer work. During this charitable month HandsOn is hosting numerous volunteer programs that you can participate in!
Head down to KEE Club on the 21st of December and be in a for a night full of laughter and fun. Comedian Vivek Mahbubani, a Kely ambassador, will be hosting the Christmas Charity Comedy Night … RSVP here!
When: 21 December, first session 7-8pm, second session 8:30-9:30pm
Where: KEE Private Members Club, 6/F, 32 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: 500 per show (tickets includes 2 drinks)
Olympian City will be hosting their very first outdoor racing sessions this Christmas! Its going to be a realistic race, perfect for the aspiring little racers at home. All you need to do is make a $20 donation to Operation Santa Claus, then drive away! (Quota tags are distributed on first-come first-served basis)
When: Until 27 December (weekends and public holidays), 2-6pm
Where: Open area, North Wing, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Rd, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2397 3636
How Much: $20 donation to Operation Santa Claus
Shop and Dine for a Cause
Purchase a Christmas gift for those in need. You can purchase gifts to help underprivileged elders and teens, blood disease suffers, disaster victims, and more here through red cross’ platform. The gifts will truly make a difference in their lives, and be an amazing Christmas gift to receive.
Shop for festive party glasses that are perfect for spicing up the Christmas vibes. The glasses are brightly coloured with reindeer designs. All the proceeds from sales will go to support Operation Santa Claus.
Earlier in December Sino Hotels hosted a “Patchwork of Caring Hearts” event at the Garden Hotel. They made 50 patchwork blankets that will be donated to beneficiaries at Operation Santa Claus.
Mr Lam will be exhibiting his works in benefit of Food Angel at Exchange Square. Food Angel is an organization that saves foods that would otherwise be disposed of. Following safety and health protocols the foods are then used to make hot meals at the central kitchen to support underprivileged individuals in Hong Kong.
When: 14-23 December
Where: The Rotunda, Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: Free
This cookbook is a great Christmas gift for the busy bees as the recipes are quick, easy nutritious and budget friendly. Over 70 leading chefs volunteered for this project. All the sales profit from these sales will go to support Feed HK’s “Chefs in the Community.”
Where: Order Online!
How Much: $200
A number of restaurants are hosting great festive menus that include seasonal favourites, and 15% of their sales will go to Operation Santa Claus… Reserve your table and Eat for a good cause!
When: Runs till 18th December
Where: Various locations, depending on restaurant
How Much: Prices vary according to restaurant
Support Red Cross by purchasing their adorable Reddie Bear Belly Can. It’s both cute and practical, you can store all sorts on things in it. You could also purchase a Reddie Bear stationary set for yourself or for the less privileged children. In the past 8 years, over 15,000 bear products have been gifted to underprivileged children around Asia. You can purchase the items online or at various retail outlets.
Understandably, the Christmas season will be a busy one and if you’ve got your hands full but still want to help you could do so by donating to a good cause. These great organizations will make sure your funds go to the right people! Check out Operation Santa Claus, Feeding Hong Kong, Red Cross, Food Angel, and HandsOn Hong Kong.