Family Christmas Hampers
Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year for families in financial difficulty. With your help, we will distribute Family Christmas Hampers through our Support Centre and partner organisations to families that need a little help to make this Christmas special.
Child poverty continues to rise in the West Midlands, with West Bromwich West being in the top 10 parliamentary constituencies for highest child poverty in the region. Thirty-four per cent of under-16s in the region live in poverty after housing costs, according to research published in October 2020 by the End Child Poverty coalition.
Christmas brings additional strain for families already struggling financially but we can offer a little help. Donate gifts to contribute to our Family Christmas Hampers, we'll prepare the hampers and distribute to families in need.
To donate your gifts, contact us to arrange a drop-off time. Once lockdown is finished, you can visit our Support Centre during our open hours.
To make a referral call or email us to ask for a referral form.
Dolls, plush toys, yo-yo's, toy trucks, skipping rope, balls, puzzles
Crisps, chocolate, sweets, crackers, popcorn, Christmas pudding, mince pies
Crayons, felt pens, drawing or writing pads, pencil cases, sharpeners, calculators
No used or damaged items, war related items such as toy guns, soldiers or knives, anything with a political or racial nature, sharp objects, medicines, 4-suit playing cards, handmade toys, fragile items, alcohol
DO NOT INCLUDE
Hats, caps, scarves, gloves, socks, sun glasses, hair accessories
All items should be new and unused.
Items should not be gift-wrapped.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
We were overwhelmed with your kindness and generosity this Christmas. The families who received them were hugely grateful and you have made their Christmas a happier one.
I can't describe the gratitude and love in their hearts my family feel for you and Centrepoint.
They were speechless and very tearful when I arrived with hampers and toys. Thank you so much for putting smiles on the faces of a very deserving family, that are going through a very difficult time right now.
SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN
The hampers were fantastic, thank you. They have all been given out now and it was a joy to deliver them to our families. It’s hard when families admit when they have nothing and then see the provision of the local church.