Christmas Shoe Box Appeal 2018
During the festive period the Neighbourhood Management & Volunteering team at Gateshead Council coordinate a Christmas collection of donations for those who are in greatest need in Gateshead.
The collections can be any individual items or people are also invited to make up shoe boxes or small packages to donate. The main collection point will be in the Civic Centre foyer from Monday 12th November . The team can also arrange collection from organisations that would like to run their own collection points for this appeal.
The type of items that are required include:
- Christmas wrapping paper materials
- empty shoe boxes
- small children’s toys
- baby wipes
- hats, scarfs and gloves
- toiletries & hygiene products
- hair bobbles & hair brushes
- chocolates, sweets and other goodies
- anything else that you would like to donate
The collection period will run until Tuesday 11th December.
On Wednesday 12th December from 6:00pm the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Low Fell will be hosting a wrapping event. The volunteers involved will all work together to wrap all of the donations to them be presented discreetly to those most in need by services and organisations throughout Gateshead. Volunteers are welcome to attend the wrapping event and get involved.
In 2016 in excess of 150 packages were wrapped and prepared. In 2017 450 + packages were wrapped and prepared.
If you would like to donate to the appeal in some way or be part of the wrapping event please let us know. As mentioned this can be done by collecting as a group at your organisation/service or as an individual by dropping items off at the collection point in the civic centre.
We also need to ensure that those in most need such as Teenagers leaving care, families, children, homeless people and others in need receive the donations. If you support any individuals/families and you feel that they could benefit from any of the donations please let me know. You would then be able to pass these donations on to support those people you support.
On Wednesday 12th December from 6:00pm the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Low Fell will be hosting a wrapping event. The volunteers involved will all work together to wrap all the donations. These will then be presented discreetly to those most in need by services and organisations throughout Gateshead. All volunteers are welcome to attend the wrapping event and get involved. The Church provide refreshments throughout the evening.
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