Hard to believe we are half-way through the year already. It’s this time of year when we start our Christmas appeal so we are ready in time to help the most vulnerable families and children living in severe poverty right here in the UK.
When we think of Christmas, we think of warm, cosy, safe, feasting, gifting extravaganzas. A time for families, over-indulgence and children squealing with delight and wonder.
This Christmas, however, 130,000 children will be homeless, that is one child out of every 103 who won’t have a safe, warm, cosy Christmas this year.
Giving World believes that every day should be a special day for a child; feeling loved, not scared, and have a stable home-life. These are all things many of us take for granted. Many of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people face significant and complex challenges through poverty, abuse or neglect, having an enormous impact on their mental and physical health and overall achievement at school.
We aim to give a Christmas to 30,000 children, families and vulnerable people this year. That’s why we need to start planning now!
If you have surplus stock the following items could make a huge difference for a family this Christmas. We urgently need:
- Toys/gift items
- Toiletries/hygiene products
- Household products
- Cleaning products
- Promotional items
To ensure that all items can be redistributed before Christmas, please will you consider donating between now and 1st of November?
Or you can help by donating via PayPal here. Because of our economies of scale, your generosity and logistics support, it costs us just 51p to make Christmas for each one of those children.
To give Christmas to all those 30,000 children we need to raise £15,300.
Thank you for your continued support and collaboration. We couldn’t do it without you.