Christmas is always very special for us and over the past 14 years we have seen some very exceptional Christmases. Some of our activities have become well established, passed on from one year to the next, just as family traditions are passed down from generation to generation.
In the past individuals, groups and families have decided to help A Way Out as part of their Christmas tradition. They have organised collections of food and delivered to our centre at Stockton Riverside in time for our special Christmas drop-in; arranged to pack Christmas food parcels and hampers ready for distribution; and people of all ages have volunteered to wrap gifts.
It is our dearest Christmas wish this year that supporting A Way Out will become ‘tradition’ for many more people. This will help us to create warm Christmas memories for the people with whom we work, those who may otherwise be struggling most especially at over this season. Many of our service users would be unable to have presents under a tree, or special Christmas food on their table without your help. We are looking for donations of food items, selection boxes and gifts for women and children; alternatively you could text AWOX14 £3, £5 or £10 to 70070. By 14th December we hope to have everything ready for our Christmas activities.
There’s something comforting about ‘tradition’, warm memories glowing as we remember the past igniting anticipation for what is to come… why not commit to supporting A Way Out and make it one of your Christmas traditions?