Help Wood Street Mission's Christmas Appeal 2017

Help local families struggling to make ends meet by donating new toys and food to our Christmas Appeal


Please note:

No more Christmas collections can be booked but you can still deliver items to the office.

This year's Christmas Project is now closed for all new referrals but current families can still attend without an appointment up to Wednesday 20th Decmber (9:30 am to 1:30pm)


What do we provide?

At Christmas we provide children up to the age of 14 with new toys and gifts. The presents are new as we want the child to feel no different from any other children opening their gifts on Christmas morning.

This year we will also have everyday food items as well as luxury food items and treats available in our community shop here at Wood Street, for families to pick from and help them enjoy the Christmas holidays. The extended school holidays during this time of year really can be a stressful time for many parents who may struggle with the extra costs of providing meals for their children, when they might normally receive free school meals during the week.

We rely on support from the local community who organise collections or simply add an extra item to their own shopping trolley in the run up to Christmas. Local companies and manufacturers also make donations of presents and food, and raise funds to help us meet the ever increasing numbers referred to us each Christmas for help.

Last year we gave new toys and food to over 2,000 families and 4,500 children. This year we expect the numbers referred
to us to be even higher. Help us ensure all local kids can join in the fun and festivities.

How can I help?

• Donate a new toy, gift, book, toiletries or new clothes suitable for a children and young people up to 14 years old. Suggested value £10. No high value items please and do remember older children and we struggle to secure enough donations for this age group.

• Donate non-perishable food suitable for families. We are looking for donations of tinned fish, meat, beans, fruit, vegetables, soup, pasta sauce, pasta, rice, long life juice or milk, biscuits, confectionery. All food should have an expiry date of no earlier than January 2018.

• Donate to Wood Street online or set up your own Justgiving fundraising page.

• Organise a collection, raffle or carol service at your office, school, community group or church. Or spreading the word by displaying an Appeal poster in your local area or place of work. Contact us on 0161 834 3140 or email

Please do not wrap any presents as we will have to remove any wrapping paper before distributing your kind gifts. If you wish you can donate a sheet or roll of wrapping paper which we can distribute to families to help them with the costs of these.

Please ring the office on 0161 834 3140 to book for your Christmas donations to be collected before our final collection and donation date on Friday 15th December. You are also welcome to drop off donations at Wood Street Mission, Monday to Friday 830-430 apart from Friday 1st December we will be closed in the afternoon.

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