Christmas Projects – 2021
INFORMATION FOR LOCAL AGENCIES REGARDING THE FOOD HAMPER PROJECT. WE HAVE RECENTLY SENT OUT NOMINATION FORMS TO LOCAL AGENCIES. PLEASE CHECK SPAM / JUNK FOLDERS IF NOT RECEIVED. NOMINATION FORMS DUE IN BY THE END OF NOVEMBER AS HAMPING PACKING STARTS ON 13TH DECEMBER 2021. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT WITH THIS.
We run two main Christmas projects from the middle of December until the day after Boxing Day. The first is our Food Hamper Project which entails us receiving nominations for the most vulnerable families or individuals in the Hastings and Rother Area from local caring organisations such as Social Services, Health Visitors, Help the Aged etc. Volunteers help us to make up and deliver this much needed support the week before Christmas. This year we hope to pack the hampers on the week of 13th December 2021 and then distribute or be available for collection from 15th until completion (usually up to 23rd December). Please see the Volunteer page for more information about how to get involved this year.
The second project is our 2-day event on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We welcome guests who would like a hot Christmas meal, company, entertainment, a shower, haircut or other support from 10am till 4pm both days. Volunteers help to make these positive, memorable days. There is no formal invite system for guests, just turn up on the day. Please spread the word for those in need to come along to the Salvation Army Hall, St Andrews Square, Hastings. As things stand at present, with regards to the pandemic, it looks like this will be able to go ahead (maybe with some slight adjustments for health and safety). This is great news for everyone and we hope to make it a Christmas to remember!