The aim of the appeal is to help as many children in West Yorkshire as possible who are at risk of waking up to nothing on Christmas Day. The appeal asks people to buy an extra, unwrapped gift and to donate this to the appeal. After all donations have come in to one of their 193 donation points, the presents are then sorted at our Leeds storage site and then distributed to organisations who work with local children.
Last year the campaign helped 27,215 children and this year they expect the demand for gifts to be even more.
We would like to ask those of our customers who are able to, to donate a brand new unwrapped gift this year to Mission Christmas and you can do this anytime during our usual opening times from 11 November up to to 18 December – it would be great to see you popping into our reception and dropping off your gifts!
Please also encourage your friends, colleagues and family to do the same to keep the magic of Christmas alive to thousands of needy children living in Leeds and West Yorkshire.
This really is a wonderful charity and a really worthy campaign – and we hope to help make it a great success this year!