Silver Santa was created by one of our volunteers in response to the loss of her mum.
This is Heather's story: "I lost my 92yr old mum to COVID in June 2020 and still miss buying & wrapping up all her Christmas goodies. Once again this year, many of our elderly will be alone in our communities."
We work together to ensure 1000+ elderly people who may not receive a gift from anyone this Christmas receive one, and know that they are not forgotten.
A Special Gift
We try and personalise our gifts by finding out the recipients favourite things. In the past these have included football, nail polish, motorbikes, music, Guinness, perfume, pj’s, knitting, cuddly toys and of course chocolate & more chocolate!
Getting To Those In Need
We work with Care Homes, Social Workers, Community Groups, GPs, Elderly Care Teams and individuals to ensure that someone who might be on their own in Ards & North Down receives a special gift.
A volunteer team prepare the gifts, sort them for transport and then deliver them throughout Ards & North Down to ensure they are delivered in time for Christmas.
Preparations begin early in the year and we need volunteers willing to do a range of things from packing, to Christmas card and label making, to delivery drivers, and much more! If you could help get in contact via our contact us page!
We believe no one should be without food whatever their age or the time of year. So we work tirelessly to ensure everyone has enough food all year round. We recognise that at Christmas it can be extremely hard for individuals and families so we provide a range of help for those living in Ards & North Down.
Christmas Food Hampers
Do you or someone you know need some extra help with food over the Christmas period? We can provide individuals and families with some additional food for the Christmas period. If you know someone or you need help yourself use the link below.
If you know someone in crisis or are in crisis yourself please phone (028) 9182 1721.
If you work for a local charity, organisation or agency and would like to refer people for hampers please use the link below or call Tracy on (028) 9182 721.
Elves Wanted: No experience necessary, point ears and curly toes not required.
This year we are hoping to make Santa proud. Our plan is to supply approximately 1000 families in North Down and Ards with Christmas Hampers. In order to do this we need your help
We need volunteers this Christmas! Can you help?
We need help to pack hampers, deliver hampers and make Christmas cards & tags!
Please see the opportunities below and follow this link to sign up for deliveries or packing only:
For everything else please just come on down to The Warehouse
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