This year our Christmas appeal will look very different due to Covid 19.
We will be helping local families with gift cards for groceries and presents. Families get nominated by schools, agencies and other partners. We have already seen nominations for this year setting a new record.
Covid is affecting many local Guildford families and we are hoping and praying that we are able to help all our nominees.
Donate £10 that will pay for groceries for one person for the festive season.
Donate £20 that will pay for a present for one child.
Christmas is fast approaching - even faster if you are worrying about how to make ends meet!
We will once again try our utmost to help where we can - this year you can help by donating to our Justgiving page.
We leave you with some words from a previous recipient of our Christmas help:
“Christmas is such a hard time for me emotionally and mentally without the worry of finances too. The Salvation Army took a massive weight off my mind by helping me with gifts for my boys which I simply couldn’t afford. To see their faces on Christmas morning was the best ever I can’t thank them enough they literally were my saviour.”
Here is a few words from a previous recipient of our Christmas help:
“Christmas was so hard for us as a family I had recently gone through a break up with the kids dad and was an emotional wreck as well as being in a deep hole financially. I struggle with my mental health at the best of times and the thought of Christmas and not being able to provide for my children was agonising. The Salvation Army were literally my knight in shining armour, my guardian angel coming to my rescue. Thank you simply doesn’t seem enough I am so grateful for their support so please please help them to make this possible again for other families.”
The Salvation Army works with some of the most vulnerable people in society. As we face the worst public health crisis in our lifetime, people on the margins need us now more than ever.
From running food banks and checking up on people who live alone, to offering counselling and supporting NHS isolation units, Salvation Army churches all over the country are responding to the crisis in dozens of different ways.