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Witham Advent Hamper Scheme

11 Oct 2023

Help us spread some Christmas cheer

Spread Christmas Cheer: Join Our Advent Hamper Scheme!

The Christmas season is fast approaching, and it's the perfect time to spread joy and goodwill to those in need. We believe in the power of community and the spirit of giving, and that's why we're introducing our Advent Donation Scheme. This initiative is all about coming together as a community to make a positive impact on the lives of those who need it most during the holiday season.

Throughout the entire month of November, we invite you to participate in our Advent Hamper Scheme. The idea is simple yet incredibly meaningful: each day in November, you'll place one item into a donation box. These items can be anything from non-perishable food items and essential supplies to festive holiday goodies—it's entirely up to you. The more varied and thoughtful your donations, the more joy you can bring to someone in need.

Once your box is filled with your items, we ask that you bring it to our Information Centre during the first week of December. From there, we'll ensure that your box of generous donations finds its way to worthwhile causes within the community. Together, we can make a real difference in our community and bring a little extra warmth and happiness to those who may be struggling during the Christmas season.

Why Participate in Our Advent Donation Scheme?

The Christmas season is all about giving, and by joining in with our Advent Hamper Scheme, you can share the spirit of Christmas with those who may be less fortunate. Your simple act of kindness can make someone's Christmas brighter and more joyful.

We've provided a list of suggestions, but feel free to get creative with your donations. Whether you choose to include essential items like canned goods and hygiene products or add a touch of Christmas magic with festive decorations and treats, your choices are entirely up to you.

You can make up a box yourself, or team up with family or friends to spread the cost between you. Every box will go to help someone in need this Christmas.

How to Get Started:

Find a Donation Box: You can use any container you have on hand—a cardboard box is ideal. Decorating your donation box is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and to make your generous gift even more special.

Daily Donations: Starting on November 1st, place one item into your donation box each day. You can use our list of suggestions for inspiration, but don't hesitate to think outside the box and add items that you believe will bring joy to someone's day.

Spread the Word: Encourage your friends, family, and neighbours to join the initiative. Share your progress on social media using the hashtag #WithamAdventHamperScheme to inspire others to participate as well.

Complete Your Box: By the end of November, you should have a full box containing 30 items—a thoughtful assortment of necessities and festive surprises.

Drop Off Your Donation: During the first week of December, bring your filled donation box to our Information Centre. We'll be ready to receive your generous contributions with open arms.

Suggested Items to Include in Your Donation Box:

Non-perishable Food Items: Canned and packet goods, pasta, rice, cereal, peanut butter, and other long-lasting food staples.

Hygiene Products: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Winter Warmth: Blankets, scarves, gloves, hats, and socks to keep others warm during the colder months.

Christmas Cheer: Festive decorations, holiday cards, small gifts, and treats like chocolates or candy canes.

Children's Toys: New or gently used toys, books, or games to brighten a child's day.

Essential Supplies: Laundry detergent, dish soap and cleaning supplies.

The Christmas season is a time to come together, spread love, and make a positive impact on the lives of others. Our Advent Hamper Scheme offers a meaningful way to do just that. By participating, you have the chance to fill someone's heart with warmth, joy, and hope during the holiday season.

Join us in this heart-warming initiative and be a part of the positive force in our community. Together, we can make this Christmas unforgettable for those who need it most. Start gathering your items, decorate your donation box, and let's make this Christmas a time of giving, sharing, and caring.

Mark your calendars, set your intention, and let's make Christmas 2023 a time of compassion, generosity, and unity. Together, we can make a world of difference—one item at a time.

Remember, your acts of kindness, big or small, can bring hope and happiness to those who need it most. Let's come together as a community and make this Christmas truly magical.

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