20 Oct Spread the word
Throughout the year The Shoeburyness Salvation Army supports families and individuals in the local area especially at Christmas. Last year we helped over 100 individuals within the local area with food and toys who were referred to us at Christmas. We will be helping people once again this year.
The reason for this email is to ask whether you would be willing to promote our appeal to your groups, schools and churches. Also if you have any individuals and families that you need to refer to us then please feel free to do this as we are always happy to help.
The service we are offering is providing food parcels to families and individuals who are in need of food at the current time and we also provide food, toys and gifts to those families and individuals who may struggle to afford gifts for Christmas. We have no limit on number of food and present parcels, this is carried out by individual need. The families and individuals are referred by agencies like yourself. Ideally we would provide food parcels for a short period of time whilst other resources are found or the Christmas food and gift hamper is a one off hamper to help support over the festive period.
Regarding deliveries if individuals can come to The Salvation Army and collect that would be better or if one of your volunteers could collect on their behalf that would be fine also as we only have a couple of people able to deliver and they are also the people sourcing food and making up the parcels. If you wish to speak to us regarding this then please do not hesitate to give us a ring on 01702 291500. Should you know of any families or individuals who are struggling at this present time then please do not hesitate to contact us as we are always happy to help.
This year as we are limited on the ways we can raise awareness and collect for this appeal we have therefore set up a just giving page raising money for this project, so if people want to support the work in this area specifically then they can donate through this page, this can be done through the facebook page Salvation Army Shoeburyness or clicking on the following link.We would be grateful if you could advertise this for us. Please feel free to share the link for the just giving page or for our facebook page.
We have also copied in our regional community specialist Debbie Charles so that Debbie is aware of this conversation and can provide guidance if needed.