At Christmas our East Dorset CAP Debt Centre was supplied with generous donations of groceries, Christmas items, treats and finance for purchasing personalised gifts. It is all thanks to local stores, churches and individuals that Christmas was made that much more special for those we support. This enabled us to supply both a Christmas hamper plus a groceries hamper to each of our client’s who are working their way through their respective journeys out of debt.
Executing such a great project would not have been possible without our small band of amazing volunteers giving their time and petrol. Not only did they help sort and assemble all these hampers, but helped Pam, the local Centre Manager for Christians Against Poverty, to deliver these to each household in the run up to Christmas.
A big thank you goes to Stone Family Butchers in Ferndown who donated 24 chickens, which we delivered to our clients on Christmas Eve! We are sincerely grateful to Sainsbury’s for a grant with which we purchased a slow cooker for each family to support their budgets and help reduce cooking fuel bills.
Here’s what some families said:
The presents and food was amazing, it saved Christmas! Thank you!
The chicken is great as we don’t like the taste of turkey, thank you very much!
We were overwhelmed with the gifts!… Thank you all very much and we wish you all a lovely Christmas.
From the staff and team at CAP East Dorset, Bearwood and Ringwood – thank you to all who made this initiative possible!