Every Christmas, Oasis Church Bath runs ‘Give a Gift’, a reverse advent calendar where we collect items that are then distributed between a number of projects, including Make Lunch (our holiday hunger programme). We know that these hampers are always really appreciated by the families who receive them, and the feedback we get each year is that people are overwhelmed by the generosity they experience.
This year, the need for additional support is even greater than before, and due to Covid the way in which we can reach people has had to change. We really want to increase the number of families receiving our Christmas gifts, and we’d love to have your involvement again. So, this year, instead of asking you to buy and collect items for our reverse advent calendar, we’re inviting you to take part in our Give a Gift FESTIVE FIVER FUNDRAISER.
We’d love to provide FIVE different bags to each of our Make Lunch families this Christmas, each bag costing around a FESTIVE FIVER to provide. The bags will contain;
1. Children’s activities
2. Christmas “Party in a Bag”
3. Christmas snacks and treats
4. Festive drinks (non-alcoholic)
5. Store cupboard staples
Normally, our Christmas Make Lunch sessions would essentially be a big party – lots of craft and gift making for children and for adults, a full, two-course Christmas dinner, and a hamper of food and gifts to take away. We can’t replicate that this year, so we’ve taken those elements and want to provide them where we can.
We’d love to support 60 families this Christmas, which means we want to fund 300 bags. If you are able, please donate what you can. Every single £5 will buy one bag for a family, and will be so appreciated. You can donate in a number of ways;
- Through our Just Giving page – click here
- Directly by bank transfer. You can find out bank details on this page: click here. Please include the reference word ‘GaG’.
- Up to £20 by text (text OASISHUBBATH followed by the amount you want to give to 70450)
It would really help us if you could ensure your donation reaches us by Monday 14th December. Thank you so much for your ongoing support, we know this will make a huge difference to families all across Bath this Christmas.