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Merton Giving Christmas Appeal: A gift for all

Donate a festive shoe-box hamper to help fight hunger in our community.

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We are proud to support Merton Giving’s Christmas Appeal for 2020 – A Gift for All.

This year has been especially difficult for so many and so we are hoping to spread some seasonal cheer in support of Merton Giving.

It is so easy to do and together we can make a much bigger difference to those in our community with less this Christmas. We ask that you:

  1. Please donate a wrapped festive shoebox hamper with food and toiletry items and a treat. If you don’t have a shoe-box, an Amazon box or similar will work fine.
  2. Please DO wrap and fill your box but do not seal it. Secure if possible with an elastic band.
  3. Mark on a gift tag who your gift is for: Adult female/Adult male/Young girl/Young boy/Older girl/Older boy/Suits all. For children please indicate approximate age intended for.        *Please bear in mind that the majority of our vulnerable residents we’re hoping to gift with a hamper are adult female.*
  4. Drop it to us! Peacock & Co’s Wimbledon reception will be a drop-off point for donations from the public from Monday 14th – Friday 18th December.

You can find full details from Merton Giving here.

Please donate your box by FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER.  All boxes will be distributed to those around us in need.  You can also donate to our fundraising.

Here are some suggestions to help you get started:

Food items

Hot drinks including tea/coffee sachets/hot chocolate sachets
Festive treats:  individual Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, biscuits, marshmallows, gingerbread
Confectionery: chocolates, novelty bars, small selection box
Wrapped sweets, novelty sweets, marzipan
Chutney, jams, relishes
Healthy bars: cereal bars, flapjacks, crackers
Jams, chutney, spreads, relish
Dried fruit, nuts

Toiletries                                                  A Gift

Soap bars/Shampoo bars                                  Warm socks
Bath bombs                                                     Warm slippers/Slipper socks
Lip balm                                                          Hat/Scarf/Gloves/Mittens
Body spray                                                      Reusable water bottle
Deodorant                                                       Reusable cloth bag
Hand cream                                                     Hair accessories – bands, clips, bobbles
Moisturiser                                                       Puzzle books/word search
Hand gel                                                         Diary/calendar/note book
Tissues                                                            Stationery/Writing set
Face wipes                                                      Book/Jigsaw Puzzle
Anti-bacterial wipes                                          Christmas cracker or ornament
Nail varnish                                                    Colouring pencils/pens
Toothbrush                                                      Lego/Duplo/Playdoh
Make up remover pads                                     Playing cards/Board game
Face cloth                                                       Soft toy
Sponge                                                          Activity book – stickers, colouring

Thank you for your support!

This article was written by Rebecca Cox

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