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A new toy for every child on Christmas Day

28 Nov 2012

Donate new toys, other gifts, books, food or money to the Wood Street Mission Christmas Project 2012 by 29 November.

child playing with toy car

This is the time of year when we traditionally request donations of new toys, other gifts, books, food or money for Wood Street Mission.

Wood Street Mission has been planning its 2012 Christmas Project for months, in order to ensure that no child goes without a new toy on Christmas Day, but they need your help to achieve this.

You can support the Christmas Project by donating any of the following:

  • Brand new toys and gifts for children up to the age of 16 
  • New or second hand children’s books
    NOTE: Please do not wrap any presents. You can, if you wish, donate sheets or rolls of wrapping paper for them to give to the families to wrap the gifts themselves.
  • Non-perishable food items:

    Tins of vegetables, meat, fish, or fruit
    Tins or packets of soup
    Packets of pasta or rice
    Puddings or desserts
    Biscuits, crackers or savoury snacks
    Boxes of cereals
    Tea, coffee or other hot beverages
    Tins or jars of savoury sauces, jams and pickles
    Chocolate treats
    NOTE: All food items must have an expiry date clearly printed on their packet and must be in date up to the 31 December 2012 at least. For this reason Wood Street cannot accept homemade Christmas cakes. Please do not split multiple packs as dates are not marked on individual items. Wood Street volunteers will split them when making up the hampers.   

The van will collect donations from the Goods Receiving Stores at the Sackville Street Building on Friday 30 November 2012, so it would be helpful if any donations could be made by Thursday 29 November 2012.

If you wish to donate a gift or would like further information about what to donate, please contact:

Financial donations

The Christmas Project will cost in excess of £25,000 to finance this year. Any financial contributions to this Project would be most welcome. As always, Wood Street  Mission is incredibly grateful for your support and would like to thank you in advance for your help with their 143rd Christmas Appeal.

If you'd like more information about the Christmas Project, visit: