George White @ceruleanskies
Peacehaven Town Council has launched a new campaign ‘No child should go without’. The Christmas gift box appeal includes gifts for all age groups. Donations can be dropped off to Community House, Meridian Way, Peacehaven BN10 8BB between 8.00am – 1.00pm Monday – Friday or a money donation would also be welcome. Once the gift donations have been received they will be asking for volunteers to wrap the gifts ready for distribution via the food bank.
How to pack a Christmas gift box
1. find a medium sized box or trainer box and wrap the box and lid separately with Christmas wrapping paper.
Select an age category 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 and attach the label to the top of your shoebox also mentioning if the gift is for a boy or girl.
2. Fill your giftbox with fun toys, hygiene items, school supplies and other items (a list of ideas can be found below).
3. Please do not seal your giftbox
4. Drop your giftbox off to Community House, Meridian Centre, Meridian Way, BN10 8BB between 9am-1pm Mon-Fri. If you are shielding or cannot drop your giftbox off in these times due to work commitments please call 01273 585493 and we will arrange for collection of your gift box.
Ideas for donating
Include items that children will immediately love and want to hold such as cuddly toys or dolls, toy trucks, yo-yo, skipping rope, ball, small puzzles etc.
Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, writing pads or notebooks & paper, solar calculators, colouring & picture books etc.
Toothbrush, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel, Toiletries for teens.
Hat, cap, gloves or scarf, sunglasses, hair accessories, jewellery set, slinky spring, matchbox cars.
Do not include
Worn, broken or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures
If you would like to volunteer to help pack or deliver the gift boxes please complete the volunteer form here.
For more information go to www.peacehaventowncouncil.gov.uk/childrens-christmas-gift-box-appeal