Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas
Our Children's Gift Appeal will officially reopen on 1st October 2019 and will be Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas community's 6th year of supporting local children suffering hardship in Glasgow and surrounding regions, including North and South Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Ayrshire, Argyll & Bute and East Renfrewshire.
“Imagine waking up as a child on Christmas Day to no toys, gifts or a hot meal. Every child deserves gifts on Christmas Day no matter what their circumstances are”
Now imagine that your generosity has turned that sad face into a bright happy excited child on Christmas morning. Giving is the true spirit of Christmas!
Can you donate just one gift or make a donation?
The sad reality is that 1 in 5 children in Scotland and 1 in 3 in Glasgow lives in poverty and that figure is set to rise over the coming years with a massive increase forecasted in child poverty by 2020.
Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas supports underpriviledged children by donating Christmas gifts to those living in hardship and poverty. We launched during Christmas 2014 to provide gifts for children living locally all over Glasgow and surrounding regions.
We want to make sure every child is included at Christmas and has a wonderful magical experience. You and your family can become a secret Santa to a local child in need this festive season.
No-one can imagine waking up as a child on Christmas Day to no presents. With your support last year, inviting your family and friends to donate we grew to 27,000 members on Facebook. Together we provided gifts and cherished memories to over 11,000 referred children waking up to presents on Christmas Day. That was a pretty awesome feeling for all of us!
Join us, invite your friends and family to help us make a difference for children again this year. Each child and young person received a Christmas 'Gift Made with Love' filled with age relevant gifts, toys and treats for a girl or boy of a certain age group.
The Christmas season provides a wonderful opportunity to teach our own children about giving to others and getting them involved in an active way in the spirit of giving at a time of year when Christmas can be the hardest and loneliness time for many children and individuals.
Every single gift donated as in previous years will be made by referral through our partnerships with approximately 70 charities, foodbanks and organisations.
This ensures that gifts donated will be placed directly into the hands of allocated and referred children who need them most and to make Christmas the special and magical day it should be for all children.
TOGETHER OUR COMMUNITY MAKES A DIFFERENCE...THANK YOU FOR MAKING CHRISTMAS MAGICAL!