Designing for charity

Designing for charity

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Arts students show off their creative designs for bookmarks they used to raise funds. Photo: City University

Bookmarks, computer wallpapers and a kindergarten fun fair raise funds for OSC, writes Wong Yat-hei

Students from the Associate of Arts in Digital Visual Design programme at Community College of City University raised funds for Operation Santa Claus (OSC) using their design talent.

OSC is an annual charity campaign co-sponsored by the South China Morning Post and RTHK.

Students designed bookmarks and computer wallpapers that they stored on a CD and gave away one or the other to anyone who contributed to a donation box outside the school canteen from December 15 to 19. They raised a total of HK$8,217.

'The designs for the bookmarks and wallpapers were from a homework assignment we did,' said student Sunny Shum. 'The assignment had us design a monster, and we used the designs for the bookmarks and wallpapers.'

She added that students had come up with a total of 21 monsters to choose from.

Meanwhile, kindergarten Ling Yan School supported OSC for the sixth year in a row, converting its classrooms into a funfair for parents and students on December 19. There were photo opportunities with Santa Claus, trampolines and several game booths.

Fair-goers donated HK$20 for every activity they joined. 'Despite the young age of the students, they played an important part in helping to raise funds,' said school principal Oliver Lee Yuet-ying. The school raised HK$24,180.

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