I heard about the Barnardo's family centre this week after a friend told me that they were desperately short on pressies for Christmas for kids in our local area who come from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances.
This is a call-out for anyone who could slip an extra present in their shopping basket to donate for kids 0-16 like books, clothes, sensory books, teen stuff. Alas the older kids get the short end of the donating stick so any help there is especially welcome. No electrical stuff unless it's brand new with kite marks please and no need to wrap as the staff will need to check and match it to a child (via Santa of course).
I can't bear to think of kids without something to open on Christmas morning, and inconceivable as it is in this day and age, it happens. So if you can shove something extra in your trolley and drop it off at Priory Campus Lundwood, Barnardos - driving instructions here (it's only darn Pontefract Road) Yep, we are all busy at this time of year but I guarantee that your effort will be better received than you could imagine. Oh and yes, I'm not just making a call out and sitting back duty done. I'm donating.
The kids are having a party on the 12th December and if you can deliver before then, it would help. Plenty of time to get organised helps the staff.
Please help if you can. And if you are reading this from out of the area, there are your own local kids in the same boat. Give a kid you don't know a reason to smile a bit this Christmas.
Thank you xx