The annual Christmas Sack Project is still going ahead this December despite Covid-19, to make sure families across Lincolnshire have presents to unwrap on Christmas Day.
Last year, 450 families were able to attend a ‘Christmas Shop’ on Portland Street, Lincoln.
Here, parents were able to fill up a bag of toys for their children, and a bag of essential food items for Christmas time. All which had been donated by companies, schools and other individuals across Lincolnshire.
Regardless of the Coronavirus Pandemic, people are still allowed to attend this year’s Christmas Shop.
All necessary social distancing guidelines will be in place, including disinfecting all donations 72 hours prior to opening the Christmas Shop.
Donations are accepted at the Bridge Church, Lincoln, where all gifts are organised into different sections depending on gender and age range, making it easier for parents to browse suitable toys.
A time slot will be allocated for the parent to attend the shop and collect their ‘Christmas Sacks’.
Since the project started 13 years ago, there have been many donors.
Event organiser Sian Wade, Pastor at Bridge Church said “Last year Siemens was one of our greatest helpers. They had four giving trees around their workplace and the gifts we received were amazing.”
The general public can donate to this project through the giving trees dotted around Lincoln, in the local schools, shops, and in St Marks Shopping Centre.
“This year we have 24 giving trees which can be found across Lincoln. They have little tags hanging off them stating different ages and genders, so people can choose a child to donate to depending on what they can give.”
Donations have ranged from £1 to £100, however any gift is incredibly appreciated.
You can visit the Christmas Sack Project page on Facebook for more information.