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messageXmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by trefford21 07 December, 2018 10:28

Does anyone know of any means of getting Christmas presents to local children who might otherwise go without? I know in some towns they have Christmas trees with wish lists in shopping centres, where local children can request presents.

Failing that, I guess the Copleston Centre would accept gifts?

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by James Barber 07 December, 2018 11:15

The Met Police run such a scheme - [www.met.police.uk]

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messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 07 December, 2018 12:52

James,

thanks for that link.
The website says the local drop off is Silvester Road and due today. They wrap them as well :-)

I'll be dropping something off local to where I work, but I think helping our local children is soo important.

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by singalto 07 December, 2018 14:16

When I looked it up, it said that Walworth Rd police station or Brixton were the places to drop presents off... There is nowhere in Sylvester rd to drop anything off these days..

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by trefford21 07 December, 2018 17:38

Thanks James. Will head over to Walworth Road this evening!

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by Jennys 07 December, 2018 20:53

I think there is a place in the Lewisham shopping centre where gifts can be given for less fortunate people.

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by Penguinpost 07 December, 2018 21:02

I really want to do this as well, my work used to run a scheme for tower hamlets kids where John Lewis has a gift list.
Does anyone know of anything like this you can do rather than having to take them somewhere? Or else something that has a super local to Se22 drop off point? Its just a pain dragging the kids along but I know I’m being a bit lazy. I was wondering today if the church at Barry Road May need presents?

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by Mrs D 07 December, 2018 22:32

At my work we wrapped 40 empty shoe boxes in Xmas paper, and filled each box with gifts (toys, clothes, stationary, books etc.) We then delivered them to the Camden Home Start branch as that was the branch closest to work. They wanted everything in boxes so that they could easily open up the presents to check what was in there.

Home Start Southwark is based in the Albrighton Centre - May be worth it to contact them to see if they also accept and distribute Xmas presents?

[www.homestartsouthwark.org.uk]



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messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by yeknomyeknom 14 December, 2018 19:15

Salvation Army are collecting children’s presents. The Norwood branch is close and collecting.

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by BellendenBear 14 December, 2018 22:01

Met police website said that final day for donations was last Friday but I took presents to Walworth Road this week and they were still taking them.

messageRe: Xmas presents for local children in poverty
Posted by yeknomyeknom 18 December, 2018 10:24

On Magic Fm they are regularly running an ad saying Bensons for Beds are collecting wrapped children’s presents.


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