Christmas is around the corner and it is a wonderful time of year for many, but for some it can challenging.
This year, we have turned our reception and client areas into a "donation station" as we look to collect food and gift items for vulnerable adults and children this Christmas. We will be doing one big collection with all items being distributed between Changing Lives, Feeding Families and The Durham Foodbank.
Changing Lives is a national charity that supports 17,500 people each year, including those experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, addictions, unemployment & more.
Durham Foodbank, part of The Trussell Trust network, works to stop UK hunger and poverty. Their network of food banks provides emergency food and support to people in crisis.
Feeding Families provide ‘Emergency Food Boxes’ to those in need, each box containing 21 items of food that will support 2 people for 3 days. The ‘Christmas Hamper’ project delivers festive hampers to those in food poverty.
What items do we need?
Below you will find a list of items that we are accepting:
Food Items 🥫
- Tinned fruit, vegetables and meat
- Biscuits, cereals, pasta and rice
- Sponge puddings, nuts and crisps
- Jars of sauce and paste
- Part baked bread
- UHT Milk, juice, tea and coffee
- Small Christmas cake and mince pies!
- Soap, shower gel and shampoo
- Tooth paste and toothbrushes
- Wash cloths, sponges and brushes
- Toilet rolls
- Feminine hygiene
Christmas specials 🧣
- Children’s PJ’s
- Hats, scarves and gloves
- Children’s soft toys and games
- Toiletry gift sets and makeup
- Diaries and calendars
- Christmas crackers
- Selection boxes
How to donate
If you have items to donate, please bring them to the Swinburne Maddison Office or post them to us. Our address is:
Swinburne Maddison LLP
Aykley Heads Business Centre,
A collection box will also be placed in our reception area for those who wish to make a cash donation. Please note that all items donated must new and unused. Our collection will close on Friday 10th December 2021.
For further information on our Christmas fundraising or any other CSR activities, please contact Sara Stammers on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 384 2441.