Unfortunately, it’s all too likely that Covid may prevent us visiting another family this Christmas. But nothing can stop us supporting another family at this difficult time.
In Winchester, one simple way to do this is through the Salvation Army Christmas Present appeal.
The appeal has been running for many years and makes a huge difference to local families who otherwise might receive nothing. This year, the Salvation Army expects greater demand than ever, owing to the impact of Covid-19.
Because the Salvation Army works in the heart of the community, struggling families who receive Christmas gifts are also able to access a range of other support throughout the year. The Salvation Army is also aware that many people may be isolated at home without family around them. It is keen to ensure that those facing Christmas alone will also receive a gift and a meal.
The churches of Winchester can support the Salvation Army Christmas Present appeal in two ways.
- You can donate gifts (new toys) or financially; you can bring donations to the Salvation Army hall on Parchment Street every Tuesday and Friday morning
- If you know anyone who would benefit from a Christmas food hamper or gifts for themselves or their children, please contact the Salvation Army
Lieutenant Vikki Herbert, who leads the Salvation Army in Winchester, says, “We are very blessed to have already received a number of donations so we can support people well; we just need to find the people who need our help.”
Contact the Salvation Army on 01962 854239.