Today sees the launch of our 2018 Christmas Appeal, and we’re so excited!
For the last 3 years we have donated a percentage of one month’s sales to provide Christmas presents for children of families suffering hardship in our local area.
In 3 years we’ve donated close to £20,000 worth of gifts, food hampers and monetary donations and with the help of Blackburn Salvation Army these donations have gone to helping some of the most needy families close to us.
The Salvation Army do an amazing job taking referrals from schools, social services, health care professionals and various other organisations working closely with children and their families. When we heard about the work The Salvation Army in Blackburn do, especially at Christmas time, we were delighted to help.
In the last 2 years we’ve extended our appeal and worked with a primary school in our local area who take referrals from Head Teachers in their cluster to assist their families in need. They provide very much needed food parcels donated by their school and community family, and in turn, we provide the children with Christmas gifts. We learn the age of age child and try to find gifts that we hope each particular child would love to receive. Last year we provided gifts for the children from 13 families all living within our area.
This year our aim is to beat all previous years and make our haul a bumper load. We’re teaming up with our sister company Unistage and together our aim is to fill our largest delivery vehicle full of presents. We’re super excited to be able to do this once again because no child should be without a present at Christmas.
If you’d like to donate a gift to our appeal, we’d love your help, get in touch with us on 0333 321 6699.
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