Key Achievements

OSC aims to connect local communities to charities by leveraging the voice of two of the city’s most respected media organisations, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). It has raised HK$260 million over the past 29 years and has benefited 250 NGO initiatives.
  • Lasting Impact Delivered by OSC - Story of Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge


  • Lasting Impact Delivered by OSC - Story of Children's Medical Foundation


  • Lasting Impact Delivered by OSC - Story of Hong Kong Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation

    Before the age of 13, Felice was similar to other teenagers. She loved to hike, swim, hang out with friends and spend time volunteering. This all changed when she was rushed to A&E and diagnosed with Still’s disease, a rare disorder with an incidence of just 0.0006%.

  • Lasting Impact Delivered by OSC - Story of RainLily

    Ms X was counselled at RainLily in April 2018. During her visit, she revealed she had been indecently assaulted by her doctor. She felt very uncomfortable talking about her experience; her doctor had touched her inappropriately during a recent examination and had neglected to ask a female member of staff to accompany him during the examination. Ms X didn’t want to report her experience to the police because she was worried about testifying in court. However, she felt humiliated by what had happened and wanted to find out what legal action could be taken so that the doctor would be held responsible.

  • Caring for cancer patients

    When he was 55, Tak-ming found out he had stage IV nasopharyngeal cancer. The diagnosis left him depressed and feeling extremely isolated; he also suffered from severe side-effects during treatment.

  • Helping children with Thalassaemia

    Five-and-a-half-year-old Hei-hei was born with Thalassaemia Major. When his father Samuel learned that Hei-hei would have to receive lifelong blood transfusions, the whole family became worried, anxious and uncertain about Hei-hei’s future. Luckily, Samuel came across the Children’s Thalassaemia Foundation.

  • Lasting Impact Delivered by OSC - Story of Health In Action


  • Providing food for the hungry

    “In early 2015, I lost my job,” explains Siu-luen. “I was not a CSSA recipient, so a Christian social worker referred me to Foodlink and said I could have free dinners there,” he recalls, describing his first experience with St. Barnabas’ Society Home, a long term partner of the Foodlink Foundation.

  • Supporting those with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    As a baby, Josy was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and given only two years to live. She was almost completely paralysed, so her mother Hung Mui had no choice but to try and find a hospice to help care for her daughter.

  • Unlocking children's sporting potential

    Shun-yin is passionate about fencing. So much so that, when he’s not training or competing with a sword, he has a clever alternative with which to practice: chopsticks.

  • For Hong Kong Paralympian Natasha Tse Pui-ting, horse riding is more than just about medals

    “Walk on” may be words of encouragement spoken to her horse by Hong Kong’s Paralympic equestrian athlete Natasha Tse Pui-ting, but they are also words she has been living by for the last 15 years of her horse riding journey.

  • Helping the elderly to integrate into modern society - Chung Hok Elderly Centre


  • I face discrimination in Hong Kong every day, but I’m no longer scared, African refugee says

    “It’s everywhere. It’s on the bus, in the market, on the streets ...”

  • Inspiring young girls to pursue STEM - The Women's Foundation

    Alisa, 12, has always had a strong passion in art and design, especially in graphic design and visual arts. However, her relatively conservative mother convinced her not to pursue her interests, because her mother believes that girls are better suited for humanities subjects like languages or literature, and should choose care-taking jobs. She did not agree with her mother, though.

  • Providing children with cures for Thalassaemia - Children’s Thalassaemia Foundation

    Kei Kei is a four-year-old boy who has suffered from Thalassaemia Major since he was born. He had severe anemia in infancy and required monthly blood transfusion for survival and well-being. Unfortunately, repeated blood transfusion inevitably led to excessive iron deposition in his body, which could cause organ failure especially of the liver, spleen and heart. As a result, poor little Kei Kei needed to undergo monthly blood transfusion, and at the same time, iron chelation with subcutaneous injection for 8 to 10 hours every day to sustain life.

  • Realising the fencing dreams of underprivileged students - InspiringHK Sports Foundation


  • Children And Youth - Changing Young Lives Foundation

    < Personal Story>  Ka Lok, 3 years old, comes from a low income family in Sham Shui Po. He could not speak clearly and has problem in balancing which makes him fall often. He would also scream aloud and run around when he is excited.

  • Children And Youth - Chi Heng Foundation

     Xiaolei, 19 year old, grew up in rural Henan. Despite disabilities in his legs, he had done well in school. However he learned that he had contracted HIV when he visited a doctor four years ago. Neighbors began distancing themselves, he lost all hope and even contemplated suicide.

  • Children And Youth - Rainbow Project

     Wong CY is a 6-year boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). CY comes from a low income family. CY needs both occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy (ST) to improve his motor skills and communication skills. Family is financially very tight. They have been on the waiting list for government subsidized service for 2 years.

  • Community - Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge Limited

     Lilibeth, 33 years old, a teacher from the Philippines, she was made to eat expired food, sleep on the floor without a mattress, and work from 6:30am until 1:00 am. Suffered from verbal abused, passport confiscated and salary delayed, Lilibeth terminated her employment contract of being worked as domestic helper here in Hong Kong.

  • Community – RainLily - Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women

    Amy has worked for a commercial firm for years. She was sexually harassed by a male colleague over a period of months. The harasser displayed unwelcome attention to her and even molested her. She was seriously disturbed, she felt isolated and distressed. She resigned from the job and sought support from a psychiatrist to manage the emotional pain.

  • Elderly - Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease

    Ms. Fung is suffering early dementia and currently one of the day care service users of the Christian Family Service Centre Mind Lock Memory & Cognitive Training Centre, while her regular needs at home is being taken care of by her daughter, Ms Leung.

  • Elderly - Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association

     Madam KY Wong, 67 years-old lady was diagnosed with dementia 4 years ago. Her condition is deteriorating to moderate stage already. Her Husband, Mr. CK So always feels guilty and blames himself. “I broke the relationship with my son in 2009 and thus leading to depression and dementia of my wife afterwards.” “KY was a brilliant woman in workplace, a good wife and mother in family. However, she now needs much attention and care, even unable to express herself well.”

  • Medical - Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre

    Mrs. Au, now 59 years old, is a housewife and mother of two youngsters. Her husband was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in 2011 and recovered after a year of various medical treatment. However, his cancer came back in 2014. Due to her husband’s difficulties swallowing and speaking, the daily care of and communication with her husband were made challenging. Nontheless Mrs. Au still had to take up part-time jobs to support the family financially.

  • Mental & Physical Disabilities - Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth

    Replacement of Existing Rehabus. Physical handicapped people, especially the wheelchair users, who are difficult to walk and inconvenience to take the public transport, are the beneficiaries under the scheme from Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth.

  • Mental & Physical Disabilities - The Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association

    <Personal Story>   Chu Wing Sum, now aged 5, was born with Down Syndrome.  Since her mother is not familiar with social services in Hong Kong, she registered pre-school service for Wing Sum only when she was 3.5 years old.  At that moment, her mother was extremely anxious and felt helpless when she knew it took around 1.5 years to wait for a pre-school placement in Hong Kong. 

  • Mental & Physical Disabilities – Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong

     Ms Li’s son has been suffering from schizophrenia for several years. It was very difficult for her and other family members to communicate with him. Ms Li could not understand her son’s annoying and aggressive behaviour, resulting in unnecessary conflicts between them. She felt very stressed as she did not know where to seek help.

  • Stepping On The Road To Recovery

    Medical & Physical Disabilities - Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired  <Personal Story> Yu Lam is a cheerful girl aged at 7 who is studying in Primary 1 of Ebenezer School in Hong Kong. She was diagnosed as cone rod dystrophy and global delay. Her visual ability was seriously affected with severe low vision, and she had obesity while her feet were slightly deformed as flat feet.

  • The Brave Boy Who Learnt To Smile

    Children at Half the Sky's Children's Center in Guiyang. <Personal Story>  When Yuantao joined Half the Sky's Infant Nurture program in Guiyang as a one-year old baby, he was very weak. He could not raise his head, seldom smiled and always cried.

  • Children And Youth - Joshua Hellmann Foundation

    The children dance, laugh and jump around to the sound of a saxophone and drums, then dash over to stick polka dots on 3-D art pieces when the music stops.  

  • Community - Nesbitt Centre

    In a quiet corner of the busy city is a cafe where, over cups of coffee, people with special needs are becoming part of the community. 

    The Nest cafe in Central was opened last week by the Nesbitt Centre, a vocational training organisation for adults with learning disabilities. The staff gain work experience in a protected and supported environment in preparation for heading out into the wider world.

  • Medical - Operation Smile

    <Personal Story> Abduhelil was born with a cleft lip in Yingisa, a very small village in Xinjiang province. Abduhelil has two older siblings, both of them were born healthy and without any complications. When the parent of three found out Abduhelil was born with a cleft lip, they were very frustrated and upset. They felt a lot of uncertainties that are common to parents who are not familiar with the nature of a cleft lip. They did not know that a cleft lip could be easily fixed by an operation, often blaming themselves for having a "defective" child. Unsurprisingly, this phenomenon applied to Abduhelil's parents.

  • Mental & Physical Disabilities - Sailability Hong Kong

    Sailability Hong Kong launched the two single-handed, keelboats donated by Operation Santa Claus at the Hebe Haven Yacht Club on Saturday, 17th May 2014. Representatives from Operation Santa Claus were joined by sailors, trustees, volunteers and supporters for the launch of these two special boats for the Para Asia Games 2014.

  • Physical & Mental Disabilities - Families of SMA Charitable Trust

    <Personal Story> Ring, ring..."Hello...Families of SMA Charity, how can we help?" We realised that a senior doctor from a major hospital was on the line asking us to extend urgent help to a little baby girl dying of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) because her young parents were in shock, had no faith in medical counsellors and continued to have mental inertia to give consent to the doctor to do his life-saving work, even though the doctor insisted that she will need a breathing apparatus quickly, before breathing and cardiac distress set in, only a matter of days away.

  • Special care for AIDS infected children

    Chi Heng built and enhanced a "caring team" with funding from Operation Santa Claus. The team is focused on helping children living with HIV/AIDS, currently caring for a few hundred children. Xiaoju is an AIDS infected teenager currently getting help from Chi Heng. He wrote to us not long ago.

  • Wetlander - Birding for those in need

    With the support of Operation Santa Claus (OSC), WWF-Hong Kong ran ten Wetlander programmes last year for children living in Small Group Homes because of unstable family backgrounds. Wong Yuet Tung ("Tung Tung"), a Chinese University of Hong Kong student received training at WWF-Hong Kong to take part in the programme as an interpreter. "The programme was really a precious opportunity to me" Tung Tung said. "I met with the children that have all kind of difficulties in their families and got to know them one by one. I found them lovely and friendly.