Christmas 2023

We really need your help to give local children from struggling families a happy and memorable Christmas.  

Families across Manchester and Salford will come to Wood Street Mission to choose gifts for their children from the selection we are donated by our supporters.  

We will be accepting Christmas donations until Friday 8th December 2023. Please try to get yours to us as early as you can, to enable us to help as many families as possible. 

Download our Christmas Appeal flyerand our Gift Ideas List here. We have an Amazon Wish List too! 

All of our services are free for families to access, so if you think you may need help this Christmas please visit ourFor Families page. Or ask someone supporting your family to visit our For Referrers page.   

To help you can....

  • Donate new toys, gifts or books, unwrapped and suitable for children aged 0-14 years old. Chocolates, selection boxes and wrapping paper are also much appreciated! 
  • Make a financial donation here 
  • Fundraise with your friends, family, community or workplace. Check out our festive fundraising ideas for inspiration! 
  • Spread the word – share our project online using #WoodStreetXmas 

 How to get involved 

  • Organise a collection drive of new toys and gifts to donate to our Appeal. You can download our Supporters Poster here to help spread the word to friends, family, colleagues or your community. 
  • Contact our fundraising team for help with posters, materials and guidance. If you are planning to create your own materials to promote your support, please contact the team to use our Supporters Logo. 
  • On or before Friday 8th December, donations can be dropped off in person or donated via direct delivery from online retailers to 26 Wood Street, Manchester M3 3EF. We’re open Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30. You can also book our van to collect from your chosen location. 

Make A Christmas Donation 

If you would like to support our Appeal financially, you can give securely online here. 


Set up your own fundraising page for work, school or your organisation – how about a Christmas Jumper Day! – and raise funds towards our Appeal. Check out our festive fundraising ideas for inspiration. 

Christmas Wish Lists 

You can find our Amazon Christmas Wish Lists for 2023 here!
We have a
Gift Ideas List here too. 

If you are struggling and need support with gifts at Christmas – please visit our Get Support page for more details.

How we have helped

Children received Christmas presents in 2022
Volunteers supported our 2022 Christmas Appeal