8 December 2021

From Mon, 6 December to Thurs, 16 December, we will be collecting for our reverse advent calendar. This year we're supporting Penwortham Food Bank and the homeless.  We also want to help local children by giving them decorated shoe boxes filled with goodies.

We are asking families to bring in items over the two weeks, ready to distribute before we close for the Christmas break.

Our local community has been very grateful for our donations in the past in supporting those who have less than us.  This part of our Culture Focus for the term: Kindness.

What is a reverse advent calendar? 

Reverse advent calendars work by you filling them every day with items of food or clothing that can then be taken to a food bank or charity in order to help those less fortunate who are struggling at Christmas time.

In terms of the homeless, this year they are in need of the following:

  • Hats, gloves, scarves
  • New underwear and socks for both male and females
  • Toiletries or toiletry gift sets they can give out as presents, baby wipes, lip balms
  • Non–perishable food (anything in a tin or packet), along with bake 
  • at home bread, longlife milk
  • Selection boxes and Christmas type chocolates/cakes/mince pies

Who do I leave my donations with at school? 

In form time, please take your items to Mrs Massey's room, SC1.

Here's a list of what the food bank is asking for... 

Anything in a tin or packet - 

  • Coffee, tea, sugar
  • Longlife milk
  • Cereal and breakfast bars
  • Biscuits, cakes, mince pies
  • Selection boxes, chocolates
  • Packets of dried food 
  • Pasta/noodles
  • Tinned pies
  • Soup
  • Jars of pasta sauce
  • Tinned vegetables (inc potatoes, tomatoes)
  • Tinned rice pudding, custard
  • Beans and spaghetti
  • Corned beef
  • Men's and women's underwear
  • Hats, scarves, gloves
  • Shower gel, 
  • Men's and women's deodorants
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste,
  • Soaps, lip balm
  • Gift sets
  • Washing powder/tablets
  • Towels

Fill a shoe box with goodies suitable for children age 11 and under.  

Make sure you label your box with approx age and whether your gift is suitable for a boy/girl or either.  The boxes will be given to local children.



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