Think Inside the Box


We love Christmas! It’s all about presents, food, presents, drinks and presents, right? Well, for most of us it might be – but not everyone in our city is quite so lucky.

Enter into the Christmas spirit and give a small gift to Hong Kong’s homeless this year with the Inside the Box campaign. Between December 16 and 19, SOCO – the Society for Community Organisation – is collecting charity shoeboxes at various bars across the city. Boxes will be distributed to the city's homeless over Christmas. All you need to do is fill a shoebox with essential items such as soap, toothpaste, tissues, hats, gloves and nonperishable foods. You’ll then be rewarded for your non-scrooge-like actions with special drinks offers. Woohoo!    



These are the bars where you can drop off a box and claim a special drinks offer on the allocated date:

The Globe, 45-53A Graham St, Central, 2543 1941;

When: Monday December 16, all day.

Promotion: Happy Hour all night for anyone who donates a box to the appeal.

Inn Side Out, 2/F, SCAA, 88 Caroline Hill Rd, Causeway Bay, 2895 2900;

When: Tuesday December 17, 11.30am-1.30am.

Promotion: Happy hour prices all night for anyone who donates a box to the appeal.

Special note: All customers at Inn Side Out must be SCAA members or guests of SCAA members of the SCAA to dine or drink there. Membership can be applied for on arrival (at $120/year) and Inn Side Out will give new members a $150 coupon to spend. The coupon will be sent in the mail with membership cards.

All Delaney's locations (Tsim Sha Tsui, Cyberport and Wan Chai), including 18 Luard Rd, Wan Chai, 2804 2880;

When: Wednesday December 18, all day.

Promotion: One free drink for anyone who donates a box to the appeal.

Barn II, 1/F, Cigna Tower, 470-484 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay, 2591 0346;

When: Thursday December 19, 6pm-3am.

Promotion: A free glass of mulled wine for anyone who donates a box to the appeal.


For those healthy souls who don’t want the drinks offers, you can also drop your boxes off at Mana, 92 Wellington St, Central, 2851 1611;



For more information on the Inside the Box appeal, see

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