Organisations across the city, including Mr McDonald’s office on 825-827 Great Northern Road, are collecting gifts for some of the least well off children in the North East who may otherwise be facing a difficult Christmas.
Instant Neighbour works every year with social work departments and community projects to assist families in challenging circumstances, and who especially struggle during the winter months. The Giving Tree programme involves local businesses and organisations donating office space to give people a tag with a child’s name, age, and gender on it so a suitable gift can be passed on to them.
“Because of the fantastic work of local agencies to find something for each child referred to them, the Giving Tree ensures that the most vulnerable children aren’t missed out on Christmas day. The system of picking up a gift tag and returning it to us with the present means you know the gift is going straight to a kid who will otherwise miss out. You can come to my office or just phone us and get details of a gift to buy for a local bairn in Aberdeen and drop it off to us.
“Christmas should be an exciting time of year for all children, and within our own communities it is important that we don’t let anyone miss out on experiencing some cheer. There’s only two weeks left to pick up a gift tag- but with thousands of commuters going past my office doors every day I hope plenty of folk will pop in and help bring some happiness to some of the poorest kids in Aberdeen.”
Instant Neighbour were able to distribute around 6,000 gifts to 4,000 children in the North East during their 25th year of the Giving Tree.
Buying Guide – Instant Neighbour
Instant Neighbour have compiled this buying guide to assist you in deciding what gift to purchase. It is based on the suggestions of partner organisations whose children have received gifts in the past.
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