Christmas in Covid

I have been thinking about our clothing bank and what we will be doing for Christmas. So I thought I would share this with you today. Martyn Lewis, who I greatly respect:

‘is encouraging people to avoid getting themselves into unnecessary debt this Christmas by buying gifts for the likes of cousins, friends, neighbours and teachers.’

Debt, as we all know is on the increase. Poverty and child poverty is on the increase. So how can we change the face of Christmas present?

Here are some suggestions. We are going to do a Santa Project and wrap gifts for families who are in financial difficulty, so they can give gifts with dignity. We are collecting beautiful good quality toys and wrapping them up. We will also put some out on our stalls over the next few weeks.

Not forgetting our homeless community, we will do some gifts for them. I think Christmas in Covid is about looking outward, beyond our normal sphere and seeking to touch those who are relaly struggling.

Today’s rceipe of hope is to consider doing something differently for someone this Christmas; a secret act of kindness for a stranger, or giving money to a charity X

References

https://www.heart.co.uk/lifestyle/martin-lewis-no-christmas-gifts/ (accessed 17/10/2020)

Published by hope2020exchangingdisappointmentforhope

I am a qualified social worker and run a community project for vulnerable adults. I am passionate about social justice. I feel that every life matters. No-one is insignificant or invaluable. I also believe that everyone has the power to change, although some may not wish to. Essentially, I believe in hope. Hope Wells is my writing name.

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