Every year, the ladies of the Junior League of London run an annual appeal called ‘Holiday Hampers’. Altogether more than 1,000 hampers are constructed and sent out to families and individuals in need here in London – containing gifts, books, toiletries and food. This makes such a difference at such a special time of year and I love being a (very small!) part of it. I’m passionate about Hampers and really hope we can make a giant success of this years endeavour (the 16th year of Hampers in all!).
The families and individuals we support are a diverse swathe of people – young mums living in hostels, old folks needing support, homeless people in shelters, families escaping domestic violence, families living below the poverty line. The chance to bless them with a gift is a real privelege, and I’ve heard first hand what these hampers mean to those receiving the items. They feel loved. Remembered. Cared for. And that’s a powerful thing.
This year, as well as our usual appeals for corporate and member donations, we also have a site where people can donate a little money, should they feel so moved. If you are able to give a little to make a big difference this year, please click HERE for further details and for our donation page.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and for considering our project. If you’d like to tweet or facebook share or to blog about our link, please do! I would love to make 2012 a banner year for the families and individuals we help.