Halswell Community Hub is once again collecting gifts for Project Esther and the Open Home Foundation.
We are looking for donations of gifts and goodies for children aged 0 - 18 and their parents/caregivers.
New (or as new) books, toys, hamper items, vouchers, movie tickets, pamper packs or anything else you think might bless a family this Christmas.
You can drop your donations (unwrapped please) under the Christmas Tree at the Hub between 9 and 2pm Monday - Thursday.
Last date for donations is Thursday 5th December
Contact Kate or Keri at the Hub for more information :-)
0204 127 6083 027 370 0344
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