Because of your generosity, last year we were able to give gifts to over 500 young people and children. This year, we would like to do the same and ensure the young people we support receive a present this Christmas. Could you spread a little joy by donating a Christmas gift this year?

Who Can I Donate To?

There are a range of children, young people and families who you can donate gifts to throughout Norfolk and Suffolk. You are able to choose to send a gift to a specific service that is local to you, or one that you are passionate about. Alternatively, you can donate gifts to us and we will make sure that they go to where they are needed the most.

In 2019, we would love to give Christmas gifts to the following young people we support:

  • Individual gifts for young people at risk of being homeless who we look after in our eleven accommodation centres or who live with one of our host families across Norfolk and Suffolk, aged 16-25 years
  • Individual gifts for children and young people who use our one-to-one support and guidance services aged 5-18 years
  • Group or individual gifts for Young Carer Groups in Norfolk, made up of young people and children aged 6-18 years

How to Donate

We would like to ask that everyone who would like to donate a gift lets us know in advance. To make a gift, please follow the following three steps:

  1. Let us know.Please fill in this online form. On it you can choose who you would like to donate to and where and when you are going to drop off your gift. Find a map of the drop off locations here. Please include your contact details so that we know who to thank!
  2. Purchase your gift.Click here to view guidance on buying gifts for our Christmas Appeal. Please do not wrap your donated gift as we need to check each of the gifts delivered to us. We do accept donated wrapping paper, if you would like to donate some.
  3. Drop off your gift.Purchase your gifts and deliver to the drop off point you selected online, UNWRAPPED, no later than Wednesday 27th November 2019. If you need to change your drop off location or date, or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

What Type of Gifts Should I Buy?

Please click here to read our guidance notes for appropriate gifts to buy.

Within the service you have selected, we have a mix of male and female young people of varying ages, so a wide range of gifts are needed! Our service managers will then decide which of the young people they support would appreciate the gift the most. Historically, the group for who we have received the fewest presents are young males, so if you are able to donate a gift suitable for that group of people it would be most appreciated.

If you are donating to a Young Carers group, you can give individual or group presents that several young people could use or play with at the same time.

How Much Should I Spend on a Gift?

We suggest a maximum spend of £25 for an individual gift. However, several items can be used to make up a gift so items of any value, up to this amount, would be appreciated. Presents costing less than £25 are very welcome.

If you are donating a group gift for our Young Carers Group, we suggest spending up to £50.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Christmas Gift Appeal, please contact our team on events@benjaminfoundation.co.uk or telephone 01603 886932.

Thank you for your generosity.

 

Ideas for Christmas gifts

For ages 6 to 11: Board Games and Puzzles; Chocolates and Sweets; Story Books; Colouring Books, Crayons & Stickers; Soft Toys; Animal Figures

For ages 12 to 16: Chocolates and Sweets; Notepads and Stationery; Books and DVDs; Crafting or Creative Gifts; Model Kits; Fridge Magnets

For ages 17 – 25: Gift Vouchers; Arts and Craft Supplies; Chocolates and Sweets; Toiletries or Make-up Gift Sets; Aftershave or Perfume; Notepads and Stationery; Kitchenwear and Crockery; DVDs

Gifts should cost a maximum of £25. Gifts costing less than this amount are very welcome.

Thank you for your generosity.

Read our Guidance Notes here
I really enjoyed opening up my presents. Thank you so much.

A young person we look after in one of our accommodation centres

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