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Schools say thanks for generosity at Christmas

Child with toy

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the offices at Father Hudson's Care were brimming with presents that had been kindly donated by individuals, schools, churches and businesses. Each present was beautifully wrapped and labelled with the age range and gender of the intended recipient. 

The gifts were distributed by the Fostering team, the Family Support service and our community projects to children, teenagers, families and older people who would otherwise have had very little.

In January, we received some heartwarming feedback on the difference that these gifts made.

One school that gave out presents to its students said:

"On behalf of our school community I would like to express our sincere thanks for your generosity towards our students and their parents. The presents we received from you through our Family Support Worker have been invaluable in making a lot of people’s Christmases happy this year. Our area is one of the most deprived in the city and many of our students have very little. 

Your love towards our students and our thanks in return to you cannot be put into words. I would just like you to know that you will have made a difference to many students lives this Christmas."

And one of our support workers said: 

“I have this morning played Father (Mother) Christmas, delivering gifts to some of my families and felt slightly blurry eyed doing so. This is my first year of doing so. The act of giving reminded me yet again why we do the work we do. Can thanks please be passed on to anyone involved in making this happen.”

The presents are given out to vulnerable and destitute children, young people, families and older people that are identified by schools and by the community projects. The generosity of all those who donated gifts for people in need is a wonderful demonstration of Christ's love in action.

Thank you. 

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