Welcome to our community Christmas Gift of Love Appeal!
There are thousands of older people living in Dorset and many of these lovely people sadly won't receive a visit from family or friends on Christmas Day. Our dream is to unite the community to ensure as many people as possible have a small gift and card to open on Christmas Day.
2021 saw our third successful Appeal and 1075 gift bags were given to various organisations across Dorset including care companies, care homes, Age UK, Pramacare and more who hand delivered them for us in time for Christmas. We couldn't of done this without the help of the community and can't thank everyone enough.
If you would like to get involved then you can see some of the wonderful things we acheived in 2021 in the Gift of Love group on Facebook.
Scarf, gloves, socks, adult colouring in book with pencils & pencil sharpener, puzzle book, handkercheifs, soap & flannel, soap scrunchie, lip balm, nail manicure set & emery boards, hair comb, hand cream, hand sanitiser, eau de toilette/after shave, travel tissue packs, knee blanket, 2022 calendar, foldable shopping bag, umbrella, small fake plant in a pot, notepad & pen, mug with tea & biscuits
Gifts don't have to be expensive, it really is the thought that counts but please avoid alchohol, candles, fresh food and plants, boiled sweets, fiddly puzzles and games which may require more than 1 person to play.
TO NOTE FOR CHRISTMAS 2022
Please use the smallest gift bag possible and place tissue paper over the top of the gift in your bag rather than wrapping them to help those with dexterity problems and to help carers allocate the right gift bag to a suitable person.
Please write on the bottom of the bag if it is for Male/Female/Unisex and either 'No Sugar' or 'Contains Sugar'.
Don't forget a Christmas card - ie To a lovely lady/gent and your names (please do not include any of your contact details). Please write Merry Christmas on the envelope.
FURTHER DETAILS FOR THE 2022 GIFT APPEAL WILL COME IN THE AUTUMN