A local church and charitable organisation is ensuring that no child in the town will wake up without a present this Christmas Day.
The Salvation Army’s church and community centre in Manchester, located on Grosvenor Street, is encouraging the local community to add an extra toy to their shopping list this year so that families struggling to buy a gift for their children can make sure there is something for them to open on Christmas Day.
Captain Kay Blues, leader of The Salvation Army Manchester Central said: “In keeping with the main Christmas story, this time of year inspires us to reach out to support those in need and we open our doors as a donation centre for Christmas gifts encouraging the local community to spread their generosity to those less fortunate.
“There is no doubt that there will be people in Greater Manchester that are struggling with all the added expense that Christmas brings but you can help them to provide a gift to their children this year, spreading the Christmas cheer and for that we thank you.”
People are invited to drop a new, unused and unwrapped toy for a children and young people, aged 0 to 16 years old, to the collection point at the church and community centre on Grosvenor Street. The Salvation Army will then sort and distribute the gifts to children and families in the area through its own networks, local groups, and social services.