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Here's how you can help struggling families this Christmas

Here are the ways you can help us to make Christmas easier for those in our community who will otherwise find it so difficult to provide for their families.  This year we won’t be able to receive bigger items or toys because of lack of storage space, so it’s even more important to us to provide what we can to those in need.

A supermarket gift card for £10 or £20 will allow a family to buy the makings for a Christmas dinner

A reverse advent calendar is so easy to make and this is such a great cause.  You will need:

  • An empty cardboard box
  • Non perishable food from your pantry or local shops
  • An open heart

A reverse advent calendar is the opposite of a normal advent calendar.  Instead of opening a door each day and taking something out, you begin with an empty box and every day you put something in.  When it’s full, you donate it to your local foodbank.   This makes such a huge difference to us in January when stocks are low.  Please drop your advent boxes off on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10 and 12 in the first or second week of January.  The drop-off address is:

Elim Pentecostal Church
76 Kingston Road
London SW19 1LA

Here’s a list of items we especially need this Christmas.  We have an abundance of pasta.

  • Canned tuna
  • Canned curry
  • Canned stew
  • Canned peas
  • Canned carrots
  • Canned green beans
  • Cookies
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Dry cereal (Shreddies, Rice Krispies, Cornflakes etc)
  • Canned tomato soup
  • Canned vegetable soup
  • Canned chicken noodle soup
  • Canned mushroom soup
  • Chocolate spread
  • Jam
  • Chocolate bars
  • Shower gel
  • Granola bars
  • Shampoo
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Laundry soap powder

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