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Christmas Toys & Teens Appeal

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. 

We felt that, due to Covid-19, to run the project as normal this year would be putting our committee, volunteers and, potentially the people and places we collect from and deliver to, at too much risk of contracting the virus.

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.

Fundraising team (4)

Charlotte Mclean
Reading Family Aid Group
Registered nonprofit
Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
Ruth Perkins
Team member
Harini Parvataneni
Team member
Laura Windisch
Team member

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