Everyone loves to receive a present at Christmas. But for many vulnerable children and families in Southeast Europe the season serves as a reminder of their isolation and poverty. By supporting FSCI’s Christmas box appeal you can help to spread joy to thousands of people, fight poverty and prevent modern slavery…
The late, late Christmas Box Appeal
The ongoing COVID crisis has led to a delay of the distribution of Christmas boxes donated to the 2020 appeal. Our aim is to get all your wonderful Christmas boxes out to Southeast Europe for Easter 2021.
A Christmas box is a unique present put together by you, and donated via FSCI to a marginalised child, woman or man living in poverty in Southeast Europe.
You can join in with the Christmas Box Appeal in a number of different ways – making presents; organising a campaign at your school, workplace, or church; donating items for boxes; volunteering to help us sort & pack boxes; donating money to help distribute the boxes. Read on to find out more…
Who Will Receive a Christmas Box?
How Do Christmas Boxes Help?
How can Christmas boxes help to prevent modern slavery?
We ask for a donation of £3 per box to help cover the cost of transporting and distributing your presents. Any surplus is used to help our long-term projects, such as the House of Opportunity, which prevents slavery and transforms the lives of vulnerable care leavers.
But a commitment of just £3 a month from you could help us to do even more.
Find out more here.
Other ways to join in with the Christmas Box Appeal
We can create a Christmas box for you
If for some reason you cannot make a Christmas box, or get one to us, we can create one for you! Simply donate online, and we’ll do the rest, including sending you a picture of your completed box.
Deadline for Create a Christmas box for me: 2021 deadlines tba
Send us items to put into Christmas boxes
We need some items that we can use to help create boxes, or top up boxes that need a little extra. Donations of items in bulk will be very gratefully received. You can find a list of what we need below.
Deadline for getting your bulk items to us: 2021 deadlines tba
Volunteer: Sort & pack Christmas boxes
Each box we receive needs to be checked and made ready for transport. If you, your friends, family or group would like to help, and you live near our sorting & packing depot in Salisbury, then we’d love to see you in Nov 2021! Find out more below.
Donate towards shipping & distribution costs
There is a lot of cost to get the boxes to Southeast Europe, and on to their ultimate recipients. Any amount donated to help with this will be very gratefully received. £3.00 will help cover the admin, transport and distribution costs for one Christmas box.
Sponsor the Christmas Box Appeal
The costs of collecting, preparing, shipping and distributing the boxes soon mount up. Any assistance with these costs will help us to forward plan and release more donor’s money toward our long-term projects. If you or your business would like to support this year’s appeal, either financially or in kind, please do get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01722 580192.
We are very grateful indeed to the following local businesses and organisations for their support in 2020: