In support of the teenagers who’ll be living at YMCA Doncaster this Christmas, we’re asking local people to collect items for a Reverse Advent Calendar and spend a few moments each day considering those less fortunate.
It’s very straightforward; we’ve provided a printable calendar (click here to download yours), and all you need to do is add one item each day to a Christmas box. We’re happy for you to do this at home with your family, or with colleagues at work. Make your box as Christmassy as you want to. You might even decide to team up with friends and agree on a prize for the best decorated box!
Filled boxes can be brought to the YMCA in Wood Street any time before 24th December at 11am. We’re open 9-5 most weekdays, and until 10pm on Tuesday evenings. For a full list of opening times, please click here.
If you start after 1st December or finish before 24th, we’re fine with that and grateful for whatever you bring. And you can substitute items if you need to, so long as they’re sealed, within use by dates and don’t need refrigeration.
Advent donations received by 20th December will be used as part of our Christmas celebrations for young people at the YMCA. Things we receive later will be used to kick off our food parcel provisions for 2020.
If you prefer to support our work with Doncaster’s young people in a different way, please click here for some other great ideas.
We’d love you to tweet as you collect things for your Reverse Advent Calendar. Remember to tag us @ymcadoncaster and we’ll retweet your pics.