Christmas is Coming!
With Santa’s elves working away in Christmas village, and the reindeer squad prepping for their annual global expedition, Sha Tin College itself has become a mini gift-making factory – ensuring that 100 refugee children, currently residing in Hong Kong, receive gifts for Christmas.
In celebration of the spirit of giving, Sha Tin College students made a joint effort to bring in empty shoe boxes to serve as packaging for small gifts to those less fortunate than themselves. The initial goal of the lower school affair was to collect 100 boxes to their 100 refugee children, but the project quickly evolved to become a whole school effort, allowing a whopping 140+ shoeboxes to have been collected within 2 weeks. Each shoebox contains a variety of goodies and necessities, including a water bottle, toy, snack, face towel, stationary, and lunch box, which will be sent in hope that it gives the children a merrier, warmer Christmas.
Year 11 students Megan Hung and Iris Tang with their shoeboxes. Photo: Theo Hui.
The shoeboxes have been donated to Christian Action, a charity organisation that is currently supporting the 100 refugee children who have travelled from countries plagued with war, near The Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Their parents are not legally allowed to work in Hong Kong, and are struggling to provide the necessary assets for their children to receive the privileges most have.
Raf Han of 9D1, one of the Year 9 Student Leaders who assisted in wrapping the shoeboxes, said that “It’s for a great cause, and I really hope that the children like it.”
Ching Ho Hung 7P1 with his shoebox. Photo: Theo Hui.
Year 13 students show their support. Photo: Theo Hui.
Sha Tin College students demonstrated their altruism in gathering and arranging these gifts, and spread the joy of Christmas to those who are less privileged.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Martha Chow 10X1
Martha Tin 11G2