We have come to that time of year – the season of giving. It’s a time when people dedicate themselves to helping their neighbour and going out of their way to do good.
This season is also a cold one, in a way that is more painful than the chill of being physically frosty. Many children may have shelter, but the roof over their head is the crisp white of a hospital room. They look forward to when their families will visit them as they fight against sickness. Some children don’t even have the opportunity to see the ones they love as often as they would like, because that parent or guardian has been incarcerated.
So, this winter, why not help us bring warmth to children and those in need?
Our UCKG community groups aim to do just that this month by donating gifts to children and people in unbefitting situations. Our Children Biblical Centre (CBC) and Universal Teen Force (UTF) groups – which look after and teach children from the ages of six months to 10 years old and 11-14 years old respectively – will be donating toys to children in hospitals and hospices.
Additionally, the Rescue of Dignity (ROD) group supports inmates in order to prevent re-offending and will be giving gifts to the children of these inmates. Lastly, the Caleb Group – which gives time and attention to those who are more advanced in age – will also be sharing gifts with the elderly in care homes.
If you would like to be a part of this special work, please take note of the gift guide for children below. You can drop your presents off at your local UCKG branch. Visit uckg.org/addresses for your nearest location.
- Board games e.g., Connect 4 and Frustration
- Arts and crafts e.g., paints and Play-Doh
- Lego and similar construction kits
- Jewellery-making kits and nail art
- Stocking fillers e.g., fidget spinners and slinky’s
- Mobiles and musical mobiles
- Jigsaws and puzzles
- Toys to stimulate the senses
- Developmental toys e.g., stacking cups and blocks
- Musical toys
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our 24-hour helpline on 020 7686 6000.