For the vast majority, Advent is a time of opening windows on a calendar and watching the children’s faces as they devour the piece of chocolate! And it’s great to see the excitement build as they get closer to the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day windows. However, rather than Advent being a season of ‘taking’, can we turn it around to be a season of ‘giving’?
Rather than ‘taking a piece of chocolate’ could we put something back into the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves?
Reverse Advent encourages us to do exactly that.
During Advent could you commit to setting aside a bag or box and each day put into it a food item which would help those in need within Stockport? A recent report confirmed that over 9,000 children live in poverty in the Stockport area – wouldn’t it be great if, through our efforts, we could bring some Christmas cheer into the lives of all these children (and their parents too!).
If you can commit to the Reverse Advent scheme and put something aside for those in need, please drop us an e mail so that we can gear up our Christmas donations and when you are ready, your bag or parcel can be dropped off with us any any of our Foodbank centres or on Saturday Dec 22 at St Martins Norris Bank from 9-12 or TESCO Portwood from 3-5 on the same day.
We do hope that you’ll be able to help us in this way.