Our Christmas Campaign

Did you know that 4 in 10 children in London are growing up in poverty? This Christmas, help us to reach even more of those children next year, and buy a gift that means another family will have a happier Christmas. Read on to find out how to get involved.

How does it work?

There are two ways of getting involved.

Collecting money

You can use this template (or collect one from one of our sites) to create your very own jolly Santa money box. We’re asking you to build the money box and collect £10 by Wednesday December 18th 2019, to help us support as many children as possible next year.

Share a pic of your decorated money box and how you’re raising your money with us using @littlevillagehq #LittleVillageChristmas and get your friends to join in!

You can either bring your filled money box to your nearest Little Village by 18th December, or you can pay in the money at our JustGiving page. Don’t forget to give us your details so we can send you a certificate.

Giving the gift of a new book

We’re delighted to announce our collaboration with independent book store Smallprint Books. If you would like to buy a gift for a child of a family we support then please purchase a book from the special wishlist they have curated for us. Even better, there’s no delivery cost, as we will collect directly from Smallprint on your behalf.

You are welcome to bring a book into one of our local sites (Balham, Kings Cross, or Nunhead) if you’d prefer. Please bring a book that’s suitable for the 0-5 age range. You’ll get bonus points if you wrap and label it for us!

Please note that the last day to order from Smallprint or to bring in a book is Wednesday December 11th. All gifts will be wrapped and sent out to our referral partners to be delivered by Christmas Day. Donation collection times for each site are as follows:

Wandsworth: Tuesdays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Camden: Tuesdays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Southwark: Tuesdays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

If you’ve got any questions either about the money box or the book campaign, please check out our FAQs page here.

All I can say is that they were overwhelmed. It seemed that everyone got just the right thing.

Hostel manager, speaking about our campaign last year

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