Article Source: Dobbies
Last Updated: 23 November 2023 11:36
Selected Dobbies stores across Scotland will host gift donation drop-off points for the charity’s Mission Christmas initiative.
Mission Christmas is set to make a difference to children and young people in communities across the UK who are affected by poverty, illness, neglect or have additional needs. This initiative aims to spread the joy that comes with unwrapping a Christmas present on Christmas Day.
Dobbies now invites customers along to its drop-off points, encouraging those who can, to bring a gift and help Santa reach young people in need this year.
Dobbies’ Community & CSR Communications Executive, Chloe Bell, said: "There's nothing like the joy of unwrapping a Christmas present on Christmas Day, especially for a child. It's disheartening to think that, due to circumstances beyond their control, some children might miss out on this magical experience.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Cash for Kids to make Christmas extra special for these young people. We hope that the spirit of Christmas, centred around sharing and giving, inspires everyone to donate a present or two.”
Victoria Hendry, Charity Manager from Cash for Kids, added: "We believe every child deserves the magic of Christmas and teaming up with Dobbies allows us to spread joy this year, making a real difference to children and young adults.
"We’re turning generosity into gifts, creating smiles, and ensuring that every child feels the warmth of the festivities."
Participating stores that have a donation box are; Aberdeen, Ayr, Edinburgh, Dundee, Dunfermline, Livingston, Perth, Stirling, Inverness and little dobies Stockbridge. For more information on how to get involved, visit dobbies.com.
If you would like to make a financial donation to Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas to allow them to buy a gift on your behalf, Braehead, Milngavie and Sandyholm have donation pages, visit https://www.cashforkidsgive.co.uk/campaign/mission-christmas-2023-dobbies/
Image: Victoria Hendry from Cash for Kids and Phoebe Wilman from Dobbies
Image credit: Stewart Attwood
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