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Secondary Ukrainian Christmas Present Appeal

Calling all Secondary parents, a message from our Community Head Girl:

As Community Head Girl, I am responsible for coordinating events that create links between St George’s students and the community around us. We are currently working on multiple projects with the Ukrainian refugee centre in Kirchberg, such as running crafts sessions for the children. Last weekend, five of us went to the refugee centre to make decorations including snowflakes, baubles and paper chains, in preparation for Christmas. We will be doing these types of activities once a week, right up until Christmas. Our aim is to make enough home-made decorations to put on the Christmas tree, which we have fundraised for through teachers’ donations.

Our appeal to you

Our appeal to you is that you help give these children the best possible Christmas they can have, given their circumstances. We kindly ask that you buy a toy/game or make a financial donation, to help us ensure that every child at the Ukrainian refugee centre will receive a gift this Christmas.

Three ways you can contribute to our appeal!

  • Bring in a new toy or game suitable for a child aged four to twelve (we will be giving the teenagers vouchers so they can choose what they would like) (Pease label clearly and drop-off at the Reception Desk)
  • Drop off a cash donation in our designated tin at the St George’s Reception Desk
  • Donate online via our link here.

Choosing a toy/game

Please choose a new toy or game that doesn’t require knowledge of foreign languages – most of the children we met at the craft session only spoke Ukrainian.

NB: We have already ordered Christmas chocolates for the children, so please avoid edible gifts.

If you choose to donate a toy/game, please label your present with what it contains, as well as the age range – otherwise we will have to unwrap the gift and rewrap it!

Toys and games can be dropped off at the reception desk. To allow the Community team time to purchase and wrap all the remaining gifts, please make sure you hand in your gifts or make your donations by 9 December latest.

With around sixty children at the refugee centre already, and around twenty new residents arriving each week, your contributions will be invaluable in helping us guarantee that every child will receive a present this Christmas. All donations are much appreciated – large or small, every little helps.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Mathilda M (Community Head Girl)