Christmas for Kids – supporting First Days Children’s Charity
Our first charity of choice this year was First Days Children’s Charity. We spotted their appeal in the Wokingham Today paper looking for help filling stockings of presents, and essential supplies for families struggling financially this Christmas. They currently have over a thousand families seeking assistance and in their drive to reduce the effect of poverty on children they have looked to the local community for help.
At the beginning of November we contacted First Days Children’s Charity and ordered 50 of their empty Christmas stockings. We chose to provide for the least supported age groups; the under 2’s and the teens and enjoyed time away from our desks making up the gifts!
About First Days Children’s Charity
Informtion taken from First Days Children’s Charity
“At First Days we believe all children deserve the same start in life. We provide everyday essentials to families who need them by distributing school uniforms, new baby essentials, travel items, toiletries, safety equipment, furniture, toys and books”.
“4 million children in the UK are living in households whose income falls below the poverty line. This means that, after they’ve paid for their housing and utilities, they have just £19 per day to live on – for food, clothes, transport, birthdays and everything else they might need. At First Days we help families at a time of crisis – when they need something for their children and simply cannot afford it.”