Welcome to details of our Christmas campaign – Santa Stork 2016. Our aim is to give a personal gift to as many local children in need as we can this Christmas.
The Santa Stork 2015 campaign was incredibly successful and, taking into account the last minute requests we received, with your support were able to provide brand new presents for 499 local children and 300 of their parents.
We’ve asked our referral sources to send us details of the children (and parents) they support who’d appreciate a special gift and we’ve also asked them to include any special preferences eg. 3 year old boy that likes Spiderman, a one year old girl that likes Peppa Pig.
We all know how lovely it is to receive a present that makes you smile and think ‘that’s just what I wanted’. We want these children to feel the same way when they wake up on Christmas Day.
Support our campaign
You can help by making an online donation to Localgiving.com. The great news is that for the next few weeks Localgiving will match any donation you make up to £10 as part of their Grow Your Tenner scheme.
Yes, that’s right – they’ll DOUBLE your donation. So if you donate £10 and choose Gift Aid then your £10 becomes £22.50!
We will pair your donation with a present request and ensure that the children in question get something they wish for.
Choose and buy a gift
Of course we understand that some of you may prefer to go out and choose a gift for a child yourself.
Perhaps involve your own children in the act of giving by allowing them to select a gift for a child less fortunate then them.
If you want to do this then please email us at [email protected] after November 8th and we’ll give you details of a child and their preference. Any gifts you purchase can then be dropped off a number of locations:
- our offices – the ‘Nest’
- Halliwell Marks estate agents in Reigate
- Walter & Mair estate agents in Coulsdon
- Deli on the Hill in Redhill
Purchase from our Amazon wishlist
Last year the Amazon wishlist was popular so we have created one again this year. Our team of Santa Stork volunteers will be keeping this up to date with present ideas for the children on our list. You’ll see our reference code and a little bit of information about the child.
Best of all you can choose for the items to be sent directly to us so you can get involved in supporting Santa Stork wherever you live.
Donations or purchases can be made any time from now until December 2nd. We will then have a Santa Stork session on the 13th December when the health professionals can come and collect all the gifts with plenty of time to distribute them before the big day! Yay!
Buisness and individual support
Last year lots of local and national businesses got behind our campaign and provided presents and items to include in the gift bags. Please get in touch at [email protected] if you run a business, or have contacts with one, and would like to support our campaign.
Items we love to receive are books (especially sets from the Book People), chocolates, sweets, selection boxes (all edible items must be in date on Christmas Day 2016) as well as stationery (crayons, felt tip pens, colouring books) and toiletries (bubble bath, sponges, hair accessories).
And a little Thank You from us…
We are already hearing that many of you want to get your children involved in giving this Christmas and that is great. As a little thank you we will give you a fantastic Santa Stork Activity Pack. This will not only contain a Thank You certificate for your child but also lots of fun activities, recipes and games to keep your children busy in the run up to Christmas.
So that’s it! We are already receiving present wish lists – we now need your help to make these present wishes come true.
Local families and local businesses, with the help of Localgiving, giving local children a special Christmas.
Santa Stork 2016