It’s that time of year again, Make A Smile’s popular Christmas Bag Appeal has now been launched and runs up to the 5th of January. The appeal for children in local care homes has been running for the last 11 years and is a very important part of the year’s events as it provides gifts and needed items for the children. The children all get new pjs, slippers, underwear, and of course Christmas and Three Kings presents. The homes get topped up with school supplies, batteries etc. which then last them for quite a few months through to the spring. Gift vouchers are a great way to make sure that the carers have the facility to buy birthday presents, clothes for new children and shoes etc. when needed. The best ones for them are Carrefour vouchers as most items are available there.
Please have a look at the poster above and share a bit of Christmas spirit with the children in the homes again this year: Choose your nearest drop-off point to take a few things to and you will raise plenty of smiles from us and everyone in the group. Items can be brought in in plastic bags as all the donations will be sorted by the Make A Smile volunteers and the children’s carers. For more information about the appeal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tony, Lucy or Gemma at The Bed Centre on 965 836 814.