This Christmas we’re making it even easier for you to put a smiles on the faces of disadvantaged children in Bristol.
We’ve partnered with Bristol based community help service Helpfulpeeps to try and collect as many gift as possible for disadvantaged children through two amazing charities Next Link Domestic Abuse Services, who provide support for women and children affected by domestic abuse, and South Bristol Child Protection Services who do a great job safeguarding children in the area.
What to donate
We’re looking for children's gifts & clothes, preferably brand new or as good as brand new. Why not pick up an extra gift whilst you’re out doing your Christmas shopping?
How to donate
We want to make it as easy as possible, so just bring your donations with you when you take a Slide and leave them with your driver. We’ll do the rest by making sure they get to Helpfulpeeps safely and on to the charities
When to donate by
The cut of date is Wed 13th Dec to give the charities enough time to sort through and allocate the gifts.
Let’s try and collecrt as many gifts as we can this year and make some children happy. You can find out more about the appeal by watching the video from Helpfulpeeps here.
About the charities
Next Link (domestic abuse services for women and children/ provide safe houses/ community support)
Many of the families who come into safe houses have little or no income. The women and children often flee urgent dangerous abuse and leave their homes with nothing. During festive periods this is particularly difficult and isolating for the children, so we like to ensure they still have a happy and enjoyable time over Christmas with activities and presents.
South Bristol Child Protection Social Services
Many of the families who are referred to them have little or no income. The children can often be living in poor conditions and have few toys or possessions of their own. The children they are involved with are either on Child Protection Plans or are Children In Need and are therefore classed as some of the most vulnerable children.
We've decided to partner with Helpfulpeeps.com this year. They are a platform for peer-to-peer help that has enabled thousands to find help from people in their local community. "They allow members to share their time, skills and knowledge with each other. Each time you help, you earn karma, which acts as social capital on the network. We call it the karma economy and we are on a mission to bring back community spirit in an increasingly disconnected world."