Christmas is an exciting time for all children, but it can be difficult for those escaping domestic violence. While kids all over the country receive dozens of gifts during the holiday season, children living in refuge may not even expect to have one. Having already left their home, toys and all that is familiar, we at KidsOut believe that these children deserve more and through Giving Tree work to give them a Christmas to remember.
Take a KidsOut Giving Tree tag with a child’s name, age and appropriate toy; purchase the recommended gift valued between £5-10; and then KidsOut will ensure that your present gets to a local child in refuge.
In 2015 more than 140 companies signed up more to participate in Giving Tree, with thousands of toys donated by employees, friends and customers. Designed to be a fun alternative to the more traditional Secret Santa, not only is it simple to get involved but a fun exercise for the whole office.
News & Views
Fantastic Christmas Feedback
The below is a thank you letter to KidsOut, from a Hestia Refuge whom KidsOut sent 50 presents to over Christmas 2016 – one for each child residing in the refuge: “We were absolutely blown away by the generosity and thoughtfulness of your Christmas present donations. It really did MAKE Christmas for our families … Continue reading Fantastic Christmas Feedback
M&S Spread Festive Cheer
Colleagues at Marks & Spencer stores across the Home Counties have joined forces to ensure disadvantaged children in refuge have a gift to open on Christmas Day. Teams from 25 M&S stores across the region have donated over 1,000 presents to the KidsOut. Team members from across the 25 stores handed over the presents, which included … Continue reading M&S Spread Festive Cheer
10,000 children to receive Christmas present
As the year draws to a close, KidsOut can proudly say that over 10,000 presents have been sent to disadvantaged children across the UK. This is largely due to the phenomenal success of this year’s Giving Tree initiative, which has seen dozens of companies across the UK ditch Secret Santa and buy gifts for disadvantaged … Continue reading 10,000 children to receive Christmas present
Ways you can help
Any gift, small or large, can help us make a difference to vulnerable children.