Dunmow Group is supporting children through our the local Salvation Army, to bring a brighter Christmas to those families, individuals and children in need.
2020 has been a challenging year for individuals and families across the country. Christmas for most children is an exciting time of year, waking up on Christmas day to spend time with loved ones and open all those well wrapped presents. Receiving a present to unwrap seems almost like a certainty.
However for some children who wake up Christmas day, to find a present to open would be a luxury we all sometimes take for granted. At Dunmow Group we believe all children should have a gift to unwrap this Christmas. So we have teamed up with our local Salvation Army to make sure every child gets a present this Christmas. Please see the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal Here.
Our local Salvation Army, based in Chelmsford, will be providing the following this Christmas:
- Providing a ‘meals on wheels’ Christmas lunches and companionship to older people living alone.
- Christmas food parcels to families to families over the festive period.
- Distributing toys to children whose parents are unable to afford presents this Christmas
There are loads of ways you can get involved if you'd like to:
- Donate to their Christmas Appeal and help Salvation Army reach those in need this Christmas
- Donate toys for children who might not otherwise receive gifts this year
- Join our ‘Be A Star’ campaign by taking part in a fundraising activity
A little bit of Salvation Army History
The Salvation Army began on the streets of East London in 1865 when Methodists, William and Catherine Booth abandoned the traditional concept of church pulpit to take God’s word directly to the people. Their work included setting up shelters for the homeless, a family tracing service, running soup kitchen, helping people living in the slums and setting up rescue homes for women fleeing domestic abuse. The couple also campaigned to improve working conditions.
How to get in touch with your local salvation army:
You can find where your local Salvation Army is, and their contact details here.
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