This Advent we will be running a Reverse Advent Calendar Appeal.

Advent is a season of expectation and preparation, as the Church prepares
to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Rather than counting down to this special time by opening a traditional Advent calendar each day and taking out a chocolate, we will be encouraging individuals, families or groups to do something different and get involved in giving during Advent to support three local Charitable causes…

Hound Basics Bank (Food)

Southampton City Mission (Clothing)

Jacob’s Legacy (Toiletries)

Click on this picture for a full list of what can be collected…

 

We will be launching the appeal on Sunday 3rd December at both our Cafe Church and Family Services, where we will be asking people to take away one of our boxes and fill it with items required by either 1, 2 or even all 3 of the charitable causes (a detailed list of these items will come with each box). Boxes will then need to be returned to St. Paul’s Church before Christmas Eve and the items will distributed to each charitable cause after Christmas.

It’s a really simple way that we can make a difference in our local community!