Church of England Diocese of Rochester Strood, St. Francis

Christmas Hampers for families in the parish

28 Nov 2020, 12:30 p.m.

Our Christmas Hampers have been an annual event in our calendar for over 5 years. We collect wrapped boxes, treats and gifts and distribute to households of all shapes and sizes the weekend before Christmas (this year it will be 19 Dec).

We can arrange collection, or accept delivery of gifts (new only and not wrapped) and treats. The list includes (but is not exclusive): crackers, napkins, mince pies, Christmas pudding and custard, boxes of biscuits, savoury treats, tubs of sweets, selection boxes, chocolate. Gifts are given to everyone in the household from the youngest to the oldest. Gifts can include toys, books, toiletries, craft projects, food gifts. Please be aware we do not know the people we are giving gifts to so clothing is not appropriate. And we will not give used or second hand goods, nor alcohol or adult material.

We are currently able to take referrals (until 7 Dec). There are no criteria to being referred, and we will take self referrals - contact us for details.

We follow very strict processes to ensure that confidentiality is maintained throughout; we take safeguarding, and GDPR, very seriously.