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Christmas Appeal – We need your help

 Over the past 6 months we have developed our work at St Paul’s with the Drop In guests, who in the light of COVID-19 restrictions have had to move to a take-out meal option rather than a sit-down meal.  We have seen an increase of people coming to collect food on a Friday and as we have got to know folks better – have learnt even more of the daily struggles many of them are facing.

We regularly have 50-60 guests a week and have seen the access to food and help harder to access. As the colder months set in and Christmas is approaching, we are keen to develop our offering and really would LOVE YOUR HELP………

 Please consider helping us with a special Christmas gift to allow us to:

 Open on Christmas day and provide 70 full Christmas meals including a pudding – for this we are looking to find a total of £280

We are also looking to give a gift to all who come on Christmas day so are looking for

  • hats
  • gloves
  • socks
  • new boxer shorts S, M, L, XL

AND…

We have been helping to support 25 families from St Philip’s School since the summer, with holiday food provision.

The provision for lunch packs have been supplemented with help from The Storehouse, St Marys: Burley- in- Wharfedale, St Philip’s School, Transform for Good

We would like to further gift each of these families along with 10 additional Drop In families with a Christmas box (or celebration meal box) containing:

  • Halal chicken for the family
  • Pudding item
  • Christmas crackers
  • Box of Tea
  • Packet of Sugar

The value of each of these boxes will be £13… we would need 35

If you would like to help the easiest way these days is online – click here to find a giving page, click on your preferred amount and away you go, or there will be an offering box on Sunday at Church.

We need to know what we have to spend by the 17th Dec, any additional money given after that will go into the food provision for 2021 so will get wisely used.

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