Christmas is a time for family and giving, but it can be really tough for some people and that's why we've partnered with the EK Christmas Kindness initiative.
After a difficult 2020 and with so many restrictions still in place, a group of East Kilbride organisations have joined forces with the aim of providing gifts for those in need. Share Alike, A Christmas To Remember, Beat The Street, East Kilbride Rotary Club, Morrisons Lindsayfield, Take 5 and EK, East Kilbride are all combining efforts to ensure that no-one in East Kilbride misses out on the spirit of Christmas this year.
The EK Christmas Kindness team will facilitate the collection and distribution of gifts in East Kilbride for children living in poverty, as well as adults living alone or estranged from family/ friends due to Covid-19.
How you can help
We ask that you please drop off donations no later than Friday 18th December to allow us to safely distribute all gifts in our community before Christmas.
Visit the East Kilbride Christmas Kindness Facebook group where you will find lists to help you pledge appropriate gifts as well as details of gift drop off points.
Kindness trees will soon be located inside EK's Customer Service Lounge (open Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am-5pm) and also in Morrisons Lindsayfield. Just choose a gift tag (which details the basics required to assist with gift choice) and then leave your donation at the allocated drop off points with the tag attached. New gift items only please.
We ask that you please do not gift wrap the donations (as we need to check them), however if you are able to provide your donations inside a gift bag, that would be a great help. Alternatively, you can provide donations in a standard carrier bag and our volunteers will gift wrap and attach the tag after we've checked them over.
So while you're doing your Christmas shopping, please consider picking up a kindess tag from our tree and buying a gift for someone in need this year. It doesn't have to be much, but even the smallest donation can make a difference.
Thank you for helping us to bring some festive cheer to everyone in East Kilbride this Christmas.
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