Reading Family Aid’s Toys & Teens appeal is coming to a close! This weekend hundreds of volunteers will gather to pack bags of gifts for disadvantaged children in Reading. But there is still time to donate a gift to any of the donation points in and before 2nd December. Any gifts will be given to children on Christmas day, who otherwise won’t receive anything this year.
This year 92 organisations have asked for presents this year for 2401 children, all of whom will go without any presents without the support of the toy appeal.
Laura Windisch, Head of the Toy Project, said “Many people, when they think of buying a child a present at Christmas have in mind a young child, perhaps 4 or 7 years old. But his year, almost half the children we will be supporting are aged between 10 to 16. So gifts for those slightly older children – books, games, make up, sports equipment, arts and craft materials, vouchers, electronic items such as earphones – will be especially welcome if you are thinking of making a last minute donation to the Toys and Teens Appeal. Please if you can spare a gift, or you would rather donate to our Go Fund Me, anything you give no matter how small, will make a child’s Christmas so special. Thank you”.
The charity would also like to thank its kind supporters, who give to the appeal year after year, its donation points who tirelessly accept and organise gifts, as well as its sponsors: The Reading Chronicle, Caversham Vehicle Hire, Big Yellow Storage and The Masons.
The appeal is collecting donated new and nearly new toys from 34 donation drop off points up until 2nd December. The charity is also raising funds through a Go Fund Me online to buy gifts for children to open on Christmas day. Please if you would like to donate do so as soon as you can!
To support the campaign you can donate a gift to the drop off points here. More details on what can be donated can be found here.
If you cannot donate a gift the campaign also has an online GoFundMe page to help buy new presents for age groups that receive less donations each year.
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