Our staff have bought £700 worth of presents to give to children in our communities over Christmas.
The presents will be donated to children who will be living in temporary accommodation over the Christmas period ranging from one years old to 12.
More presents have also been donated to the Hemmingwell Community Centre to give to children attending their Christmas party on 22 December. The centre was able to invite more children to the party thanks to the donations from Greatwell Homes staff.
Over 100 individual presents were bought by staff at the housing association, with the company themselves donating over £400 to buy an additional 50 presents.
Children aged between one years old up to 11 and over were catered for, with presents ranging from colouring books, pencils and drawing mats to footballs, bath and body gift sets and dolls.
This follows a project we ran last year where over 30 ‘shoebox’ presents were also donated to children living in temporary accommodation over Christmas in 2022.
This year’s project was supported by local printing company, Lonsdale Direct Solutions, who supplied boxes and equipment to store the presents.