Christmas Toys and Teens Appeal 2021

Please help! We are fundraising to buy presents for disadvantaged Reading children this Christmas. These children are unlikely to receive presents this year without your support. Every donation, no matter what size, will help. Thank you so much in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us.
 
In a normal year, Reading Family Aid usually collect tens of thousands of toys and gifts from public donation points, businesses, schools and churches and check, sort and pack them in a church hall with the help of an army of volunteers and then deliver them back to the requesting organisations all over Reading. These presents are then distributed to deprived children aged 0-16 years across Reading and its surrounding areas.
 
Last year, due to Covid-19, we were forced to run the project virtually, ensuring that our committee. volunteers and all our supporters were not put at risk from the virus. Once again, we feel that to run a full project would be too much of a risk at this time.
 
Instead, we hope to raise money with which we will buy gifts that will be delivered directly to some organisations for them to distribute to the most disadvantaged families in the Reading area. We believe this to be the best way to still help disadvantaged Reading children this year, with hopefully less chance of catching or spreading the virus.
 
More information about Reading Family Aid Group: Our mission is to put a smile on the faces of disadvantaged children in the Reading area. We help children living with poverty and other disadvantages. They may be young carers or living in a family affected by drug taking, physical abuse, chronic illness or disability; or they may have a disability or illness themselves. We distribute toys at Christmas through our Toys & Teens Appeal. If our funds permit, we also provide outings for children and their families who couldn't afford to go otherwise.
 
Thank you so much!

NB: Please note that should we raise more funds than we need for this Christmas, the excess will be used to buy toys and gifts in the future or will go towards outings for the families we support.  Thank you

Fundraising team (3)

Charlotte Mclean 
Organizer
Raised £180 from 6 donations
Calcot, South East England, United Kingdom
Reading Family Aid Group 
Registered nonprofit
Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
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Laura Windisch 
Team member
Raised £520 from 3 donations
Ruth Perkins 
Team member
Raised £445 from 10 donations
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