Shoebox Appeal donates presents to hundreds of children

Over 200 presents have been handed out to children who will not receive much this Christmas thanks to the generosity of the local community and a campaign co-ordinated by Wolves Foundation.

This year’s Christmas Shoebox appeal saw fans once again donating gifts to be passed on during the festive season, with additional presents being provided by the Sikh Toy Appeal and the His Church charity which works with the Foundation on Feed Our Pack.

Presents have now been dropped off with the Women & Families Resource Centre and the Strengthening Families Hubs who have identified children who will benefit from receiving them, with gifts also being passed to children or refugees and asylum seekers who are currently in the city.

“We have once again been overwhelmed by such a fantastic response to this year’s Christmas Shoebox and present appeal,” said Wolves Foundation’s Health & Wellbeing Manager, Rachel Smith.

“With the pandemic we know this remains a challenging time for so many people, but still so many have come forward to help make sure that children in difficult circumstances themselves will receive a present this Christmas.

“This is the first year that we have combined the Shoebox appeal with Feed Our Pack, where fans have been able not only to donate food on a matchday but also the presents.

“We were so pleased that this received such a positive response at Wolves’ recent home games, and, on top of that the Sikh Toy Appeal have once again been very generous in their support as well as His Church, who also donated a selection of gifts.

“Foundation staff have passed these on to local charities and organisations this week who know exactly where the need is and will be able to make sure that the presents will make such a positive difference to so many children this Christmas Day.”