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Each Christmas, we collect together some of the luxury Christmas items that would be an unreasonable expense for somebody who is working with Christians Against Poverty, to overcome their debt .

Last year, we showed God’s love to 38 families, by delivering a Christmas hamper that had been created from TVC Church donations. But alongside that, because of your generous financial gifts, we were also able to give a £30 Argos voucher to each child in each family that we were working with.

Here is what the clients had to say:

“Thank you so much for the parcel!!!!! What an incredible gift. We are blessed that God has put you in our lives.”

“Wow, this is very kind of you all! the voucher has arrived and the lovely Christmas hamper you sent…Merry Christmas!”

“OMG…thank you so much for the hamper, it’s lovely. xx”

“Thank you so much for the hamper…hopefully we will have a better year to come”

So we are doing it again this year, right?

Yes definitely! What a privilege it is to be involved in the lives of our clients and to be able to bless them at this special time of year!

Here is how you can get involved…

You can donate single items, or join together as a community group to create the whole hamper, which would really bless one of our clients and their family this Christmas. You could also arrange to make a financial donation that will be specifically used to bless a CAP family this Christmas.

This is much more than a donation – it is a gift of love at this special time of year.

In order to make a donation, you can:

Bring your donation to Church on a Sunday morning, when you visit. Our CAP Centre team will be available in the foyer, after the service to receive your donation.

Bring your donation to the TVC Church/Three13 reception any week day between 8.30am and 12 noon. Our reception staff will be glad to receive your parcel and put it in a safe place.

Contact our CAP Centre Manager to arrange to donate a financial gift or make delivery at an alternative time.

Here is a list of the requested ‘Nice-ities’ rather than ‘Necessities’:

  • Christmas pudding
  • Mince pies
  • Christmas sauces/custard
  • Luxury biscuits and cakes
  • Bottle of Shloer or similar
  • Tinned ham
  • Boxes/Tins of Chocolates
  • Biscuits for cheese or crackers
  • Tubs/tubes of sweets
  • Nuts & raisins
  • Sauces (e.g. cranberry, apple, chutney)
  • KP snacks
  • Pringles
  • Other items – you don’t have to stick to the list!

When can we donate?

Bring your donations from Sunday 14th November 2021. We can’t wait to receive them!

We will take our last collections on Sunday 5th December 2021 – so that we can deliver them all in time for Christmas.

Let’s show our local community the Love of God this Christmas!

09 Nov 2021

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