T W White & Sons partners with KidsOut in their Giving Tree Christmas gift appeal.
The festive season is almost upon us, and this year we wanted to find a way to bring some Christmas cheer to those in need. We’re so excited to be partnering with KidsOut to help gather presents for their Christmas gift appeal, the Giving Tree.
Who are KidsOut?
KidsOut are a small charity who have made it their mission to bring fun and happiness to disadvantaged children across the UK. Since they were wounded in 1989, the organisation has worked tirelessly to make sure all children, no matter their background or social situation, has happy memories and experiences of their childhood.
What is the Giving Tree?
The Giving Tree is KidsOut’s annual gift appeal, which aims to gather a wide variety of toys for kids of all ages living in refuge over the Christmas period. Their aim is to ensure that disadvantaged children, who are often escaping domestic violence, have something to open at Christmas. They partner with over 100 clubs, companies and organisations to spread the word and act as drop off points for the appeal.
How can I get involved?
It’s easy to get involved with the Giving Tree. Simply bring an unwrapped toy to any of our showrooms, and we’ll arrange the rest. Toy donations are normally priced between £5 and £10, but feel free to spend whatever you’d like. Their only requirement is that donations are new toys only. To get an idea of the type of gifts, see the list below.
Thank you in advance for your donations – they will make a huge difference to disadvantaged children across the country!
What else do KidsOut get involved with?
National Rotary KidsOut Day
On the second Wednesday of June, KidsOut team up with the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland to take over 25,000 kids on a fun day out.
Working with Women’s Aid Refuges across the UK, children leaving to move into their new home receive a box of toys from KidsOut.
Selected schools are given a Sensory Room, which helps develop cognitive, communication and language skills. These rooms particularly benefit children with learning and physical disabilities.
KidsOut has created an online collection of stories from around the world, in multiple languages, to help children improve their literacy skills and learn about other cultures.