With the cost of living crisis this year we are seeing more and more young people and families having to count their pennies more carefully this year. Parents are having to make a choice to spend all their money on household bills and groceries leaving nothing extra to spend on new clothes or toys for the children.
Your donations this year will make sure each of our families have a special Christmas no matter what’s going on in the world. Children and young people shouldn’t have to suffer for circumstances beyond their or their parents control. That’s why your donations of gifts or finances will be particularly helpful this year as we work together to support those in most need in our community.
Christmas Appeal 2022
This year our young people have had no increase in already low benefits and are now having to pay more for everyday things, like weekly food shops and travel. We do what we can in using our contacts at local supermarkets to donate food supplies however that isn’t enough to help all our young people.
Donations this year will mean more than ever. Our residents would have little luxuries that they couldn’t otherwise afford or think to buy themselves. Gifts of homeware will help them take pride in their flats and gifts of toiletries etc will mean they have a bit of extra money in their pockets to spend on themselves for a change.
Community Events this Christmas Season
Join in on events to bring the community together in a warm place.
Across the month of December there will be a number of events to join in on; some geared to the young of us, many for all ages.
You can sign up to bookable events at the button below
Gifts for young people & families
We understand that Christmas can be a dicult time for many people within our community, which is why this Christmas we are appealing for donations not just for our residents living in supported accommodation, but for those in our community for whom this year will be challenging.
Each generous donation we receive will ensure they have a gift to open on Christmas morning. Thank you as always for your amazing support.
The items we would love to gift them are:
- GIFT VOUCHERS
- HATS, SCARVES & GLOVES (ALL AGES)
- CHOCOLATE & SWEETS
- MAKE UP, DEODORANT & BODY SPRAY
- MUGS, CUPS & DINNERWARE
- DECORATIVE CUSHIONS,
- THROWS & BLANKETS
- PYJAMAS, SLIPPERS & SOCKS (All AGES)
- HAIRBRUSH & COMBS
- SHOWER GEL & FACEMASKS
- TOILETRY & SKINCARE SETS
- BOARD GAMES & CARD GAMES
- CHILDREN’S TOYS (AGED 0-10)
- YOUNG ADULT BOOKS
- CHILDREN’S BOOKS
DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT:
YMCA North Tyneside,
North Shields, NE29 0AB
Donations can be dropped
at the Cafe Reception or Gym Desk.
YMCA North Tyneside
Mon – Fri: 6:30am - 9:00pm
Weekends: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cafe 1879 Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
0191 257 5434