Give a Gift 2021

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Christmas is a time of giving – the chance to share a special day with others.

For some children in Thurrock, however, Christmas can be an uncertain time. Their families may be unable to give them the magical Christmas we want for our own families.

This year more than ever, children need the sparkle of Christmas.

How you can help

Thurrock's award-winning 'Give a Gift' is back for a sixth year. It promises to give gifts to Thurrock children, known to our children's services teams, who may receive few – if any – presents.

We need to collect gifts for over 2,000 children for whom Christmas can be a difficult time.

For the safety of children, residents and staff, we can only accept individual gifts online.

It couldn't be easier to put a smile on a child's face this Christmas.

You can donate a gift either by choosing and buying it yourself from our special online gift list, or by donating money to Give a Gift.

Buying from our Give a Gift list

We've created a special Give a Gift 'Wish List' on the Amazon shopping website. Here you can choose from a list of pre-selected presents or gift cards for children.

When you order an item it's important you select our Give a Gift address for delivery:

#GiveAGift (Kelly Robinson)
GRAYS,
(Full address hidden.)
Gift Registry Address

Kelly is our Give a Gift elf who will make sure your gift gets wrapped for Christmas and will bring happiness to a Thurrock child. The closing date for Amazon Wish List donations is Sunday 12 December 2021.

Give a Gift Amazon Wish List

Donate money to Give a Gift

You can also donate money to Give a Gift – all of which buy a present or gift card for a Thurrock child. You can donate money through our Give a Gift GoFundMe web page. The closing date for GoFundMe donations is Sunday 12 December 2021.

Give a Gift GoFundMe

How your donation helps

All the gifts and money you donate will go to Thurrock children and young people in need. No gifts or money will be used for anything else.

Our Give a Gift volunteers follow government health guidance to make sure all gifts are wrapped and delivered safely.

A special Thank You

You can download a special Give a Gift 'Thank You' star and hang it on your Christmas tree. There are 2 types – one you can print in colour, and one that your children can colour in at home.

Support Give a Gift

We are looking for local sponsors and businesses that would kindly like to donate gifts or gift cards. Please contact us if you would like to find out more.

Could you give the ultimate gift and foster a Thurrock child?

We are looking for new or experienced foster carers to give Thurrock children a safe and loving home – this would be the ultimate gift for any child. Go to our fostering information pages to find out about the great benefits of becoming a Thurrock Foster Carer. You can also phone or email our friendly team.

Fostering team

: 0800 652 1256 (freephone)

: fostering.adoption@thurrock.gov.uk

Foster with Thurrock Council.