Christmas is a time for family but many of our young residents have been in Care or are estranged from family and will be spending Christmas this year in St Basils Supported Projects. Staff do their best to make it nice for them, with decorations and presents for young people.
Please consider giving £10, by donating via one of the methods on our Donate page, to give a young person the Christmas they deserve.
For young people, moving on from St Basils into their own accommodation can be a daunting prospect. We ask people to donate 'Starter packs' to help them settle in. Donate the first item for their new accommodation with brand new bedding and sheets for them to use in our schemes and then take with them when they move on, making the transition a little this easier for them.
Rather than send traditional Christmas cards through the post to your contacts, we are asking you to donate £250 to St Basils instead and we will put your Christmas message in a double page spread kindl donated by the Birmingham Post and you will also be sent a E-card to forward to all your clients. All artwork will be undertaken by Creative Agency One Black Bear as part of the £250 fee.
We will be doing some PR activity about this and will also provide you with e-marketing material to spread the word and a bit of Christmas cheer about the positive impact local businesses are having on helping young, vulnerable people at this most challenging time of year.
Solihull Youth Hub is setting up a Christmas ‘Lucky Dip’ to offer a small wrapped gift for all young people visiting the Youth Hub throughout December. If you would like to help bring some Christmas cheer, please wrap a few small gender neutral gifts such as chocolate, sweets or stationery and drop them into the Youth Hub.
Find out more about donating to the lucky dip
#SheetsNotStreets is our Christmas appeal for 2018 but traditionally it was the Shoebox appeal.