By Kate Farr
Sing It Back
Fancy a night out without the kids while supporting the community? The Helena May hosts its sixth annual carol concert on Friday December 8, with proceeds donated to the Society For Community Organization (SoCo). This adult-only event promises a relaxed evening of canapés, carols and a few drinks, with the overarching aim of assisting SoCo in their work promoting equality and rights for all of Hong Kong’s citizens. This year’s event is sponsored by The Lion Rock Press, and with the Helena May pulling out all the stops when it comes to decking the halls, this is bound to be a fun way to kick off the festive season.
Tickets cost $600 per person. Buy online at ticketflap.com.
The annual Box Of Hope campaign wraps up and delivers a little love to some of Asia’s most underprivileged children, and is a great introduction for little ones to the concept of charitable giving. The concept is simple – fill an empty shoebox with unused little gifts, for example a bouncy ball, toy car and colouring pencils; add in some hygiene essentials like soap, a comb, and a toothbrush and toothpaste, and you have a much-appreciated gift for a child in need. Boxes should contain a good balance of items that are educational, practical, but also plain old fun, and there are content guidelines available on the website. The campaign also runs an annual box decorating competition for kids, with Bookazine sponsoring this year’s prize for the most creatively adorned gifts. Time to break out the glitter glue and felt tip pens and make a mess all over the kitchen table for a great cause!
Box Of Hope collection week runs from November 6-10. A full list of drop-off locations is available at boxofhope.org.