Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas
Our Children's Gift Campaign will officially start on 1st October 2021. It will be Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas community's 8th year of supporting local children affected by hardship or living in poverty. We support communities all over Glasgow and surrounding regions, including North and South Lanarkshire, East and West Dunbartonshire, Dumbarton District, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North, South and East 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?
Join our Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas Facebook Community
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 this year in child poverty.
Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas donates Christmas gifts to children affected by hardship or living in poverty and launched it's first campaign in Christmas 2014.
Join our Facebook Community Group to take part and see all the beautiful Gifts made with Love being donated and how the campaign is progressing on the run up to Christmas here, Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas Facebook Community
Since 2014 our kind community has supported 63,887 children through our partners at an approximate value of £2,250,522. These beautiful Gifts Made with Love filled with relevant gifts and toys were donated to 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, our Facebook community grew to 35,000 members.
In December 2020 we provided gifts and cherished memories to over 18,124 referred children waking up to presents on Christmas Day. That was a pretty awesome feeling for all of us!
Join us on Facebook, invite your friends and help us make a difference for more children this year. Follow the link to Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas
Each child and young person receives 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 over 90 charities, foodbanks and children's 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.
Enter the Christmas Portal from 1st October 2021
JOIN US: Become a member of Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas Facebook Group to participate in our 2021 Children's Gift Campaign.
TOGETHER COMMUNITIES DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE...THANK YOU FOR MAKING CHRISTMAS MAGICAL!
Don't have time to create
a Gift made with Love?
Don't worry you can make a direct donation to our 2021 Just Giving campaign page using our Donate button.
Alternatively create your own fundraiser from our Just Giving page using the;
BE A FUNDRAISER button to invite your like-minded family and friends to become a child's Secret Santa. We hope you love your experience of making this a magical Christmas for a local child in need this year.
The 2021 campaign will reopen on 1st October this year so you have plenty of time to plan, feel inspired and to help children in need feel loved and included this Christmas.