For many children and their families, Christmas can be a very sad time of loneliness and deprivation. A family struggling to cope with day to day existence is unable to provide a Christmas meal, let alone presents and party games. It doesn’t have to be this way.
With your support we can provide a memorable day for our young people, so they can all feel the joy of being a child at Christmas.
This year Kids Company will support more than 3,500 children and young people who would otherwise be unable to celebrate over the Christmas period. They host a Christmas Day party where they provide games, activities, storytelling, a Santa’s grotto and of course a Christmas dinner and presents for all the children who attend. They also run an outreach programme throughout December for children and their families who are unable to attend the party.
There are many ways you can help in the run up to Christmas.
Christmas would not be complete without the joy of a child receiving a present, the rustle of wrapping paper and the excitement that opening it brings. You can help us make this happen by:
• Donating to Kids Company so we can buy a child a present they desire.
• Collecting gifts or choosing items from our wishlist.
• Choosing from the gift list we have set up with John Lewis.
• Gift List number: 525473
• Call the Gift List department at nearest John Lewis store
• Call their gift Line on 0845 600 2202 (calls are charged at a local rate)
Kids Company Wishlist
• Learning Toys
• Soft Toys
Boys & Girls under 12
• Toys – Toy Story / Lego /Barbie / Ben 10
• Dolls & Soft Toys
• Games & Puzzles
• Clothing & Sporting Equipment
• Fancy Dress Outfits
• Learning Games
• Art & Craft Materials
… Any lovely stocking-fillers!
Boys & Girls over 12
• Games & Sporting Equipment
• Digital cameras & Music Players
• CDs & DVDs
• Fashion Items & Clothes
• Jewelry & Watches
• Toiletries & Cosmetics
• Stationery& Pens & Art Materials
… Vouchers for any of the above!
**Please note that due to health and safety considerations we are only able to accept new items and untampered with goods.
This year please make a space for Kids Company on your shopping list…
Last year they provided over 4,000 food hampers to some of the families most in need over the Christmas period. If you are able to put together a hamper or donate any of the following please do let us know and we can coordinate your donation.
• Grains, Pulses, Rice, Pasta, Noodles
• Jam Preserves, Honey
• Tinned Foods (no pork products)
• Breakfast Cereals, Biscuits and Crackers
• Biscuits – Chocolates
• Fruit Juices
• Baby Foods
**Please note we can only accept food donations that have NOT passed their sell by date.
Each year Kids Company produces cards designed by the kids. A pack of 10 cards costs £5. All the profits from the cards go directly to Christmas activities.
Make a donation
To be part of the wonderful group of Kids Company angels who play such a vital role in supporting children through these difficult times, please do make any donation you can.
* Online: Visit our website at www.kidsco.org.uk and click ‘Donate now’
* By text: Text ‘Kids Help’ to 70700 to make a £5 donation (If you want to donate more, you can send multiple texts)
* By cheque: Please made cheques out to ‘Kids Company’ and send to:
Kids Company Fundraising
38-40 Wedge House
London SE1 8PB
* Join the ‘Make-a-Christmas TO REMEMBER’ campaign on Facebook. Donate it and then share with all your friends, inviting them to help too.