Throughout December Waxy O’Connor’s were collecting toys and books towards the Wood Street Mission Christmas Appeal through Waxy’s Giving Tree. On behalf of Waxy O’Connor’s and Wood Street Mission, a huge thank you to everyone who donated whilst enjoying the festivities in the bar.
A message from Wood Street Mission about your kind donations:
Christmas is a difficult and stressful time of year for families who are struggling day-to-day and can’t afford to buy presents for their children. This year we distributed toys and food through our community shop here at Wood Street so mums and dads could choose toys and gifts to give their children on Christmas Day, just like any other parent. Parents were allocated virtual credit to spend on toys and treats in the shop, and the reaction from visiting families was poignant with some parents leaving in tears having found toys on all their children’s ‘wish-list’.
As a small local charity, we wouldn’t be able to do our work without the generous support of donors such as yourselves. Thanks to you all we were able to provide presents for 4,391 children to open on Christmas Day, which is amazing. Christmas should be about more than survival, and thanks to your help it was for many local kids who miss out throughout the rest of the year.