Christmas Appeal 2020

Will you bring hope to the doorsteps of struggling children?

As a supporter of TLG, we wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Box of Hope!
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Target: £38,000
Raised: £5,893

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As we head into the winter months, which bring difficulties to finances and wellbeing at the best of times, it’s vital that struggling families in crisis know they are not alone. 

Our Box of Hope project equips churches to support struggling families with emergency care packages containing urgent food and wellbeing resources. Since the first lockdown we have already delivered over 500,000 meals to struggling children and families. But with reliance on food parcels due to rise by a staggering 61%, and the emotional strain of 2020 having already taken its toll, we need to do more. 

For every £200 we raise we can mobilise a new church to bring hope to the doorsteps of struggling children in their community - children like Ruby, George and Thomas, who you can read about below.

We urgently need generous and like-minded supporters like you to make this happen. Donate today to be there for children and families in crisis.

(Want to find our more about Box of Hope? Click here!)

Picture above: Clare, Mark, Ruby (14), George & Thomas (4)

Clare & Mark's Story

“Life was incredibly tough even before lockdown,” Clare explains. “There were days when I’d be hunting around the house trying to find any loose change I could so we could afford food for our dinner.” Having both been made redundant, Clare and Mark found it almost impossible to make ends meet. With work hard to find, Mark became a self-employed builder.

When lockdown first hit, this income dried up almost overnight. The impact was devastating. “It was heart-breaking. I couldn’t afford activities to keep the kids entertained, and there were times when they were hungry but we didn’t have enough food in the cupboards,” adds Clare.

The pressure and distress this was causing to the family was “almost unbearable”. However, it all changed when Shirley from New Brighton Baptist Church heard about their situation. The church had just started running TLG’s Box of Hope initiative, so Shirley quickly came round with their first delivery of emergency food and activities for the children. 

“The relief when that first parcel arrived was absolutely incredible. It was a God-send,” Clare says emotionally. The activities brought the family closer together, and Clare would get the other children on their street involved as well. 

Things are still tough for the family, and they are anxious about the challenges that the winter months will bring, but you can hear the relief in her voice when she says “just knowing Shirley and her church are there for us makes all the difference.” Clare has already volunteered to cook at future church outreach events, to help provide others with the same support that has been a life-line for them.

The winter months will be really tough. But just knowing Shirley and her church are there for us makes all the difference - Clare

Exclusive Supporter Updates

An update about Box of Hope:

Rob Stevenette, our Head of Church Partnerships, gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the work that has gone into relaunching Box of Hope.

A message of thanks

Wanda shares her thanks for your generous support this year. With your help, we can equip even more churches like hers to reach out to their communities.

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Together we can make sure that families like Clare and Mark's know they are not alone this winter.

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