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Call for local residents and businesses to help Christmas charity shoebox appeal

Sewa Day Nottingham is a charity which is dedicated to carrying out selfless acts of kindness.

Sewa Day and Communities Working Together, have been working jointly and have organised a Christmas shoebox appeal for the last couple of years.

Last year they managed a mammoth volunteer effort of packing 1300 boxes.

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The gifts went out to homeless people, young carers, care leavers, children on free school meals, survivors of domestic violence and teenagers in need.

Alongside the volunteers, the charities have been sponsored by many businesses for donations, with schools also participating to wrap 1300 boxes, all to go out in time for Christmas.

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In previous years, Edwalton Church Hall and West Bridgford Methodist Church have offered their premises for packing. 200 school children participated last year to wrap the boxes.

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This year, volunteers plan to pack over 1000 shoeboxes again and request the support of community groups, local clubs, businesses, and schools, to all get involved in wrapping shoe boxes or collecting donations (brand new items only).

This year is going to be challenging, given the current cost of living crisis, and many of our recipients will not be getting any presents for Christmas.

Every little bit helps, and no donation is considered too small. The boxes will be wrapped and distributed on 11th December and the charities are appealing for donations before 5th December.

Sewa Day and CWT are happy to collect donations directly or you can drop it off to one of our drop off points in the City and County. Please see the poster below for the list of items you can donate.You can contact them directly on these numbers:

07581 422396

07973 459 363

07739 296 582

07814 645 884

 or contact them via social media on the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/Christmas-Gifts-in-a-Shoebox-Appeal-100669611857487

 https://www.instagram.com/communities_working_together

https://www.instagram.com/sewadaynotts

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