BCWA Christmas Appeal 2017
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Black Country Women's Aid 

Christmas Appeal 2017

Can you imagine… having nothing to open on Christmas morning?

Black Country Women's Aid supports over 8000 women, children and men each year who have been the victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, exploitation and trafficking.

This Christmas
more than 100 women and children who have escaped domestic abuse and international human trafficking will spend the festive season in our refuges, away from their homes and family support. Many more victims we are supporting in the community will spend Christmas alone or in fear.

Please help us to make their Christmas special by supporting our appeal.

How can you help?
There are lots of ways you can help someone this Christmas. To get involved, contact Deborah Slater, Fundraising Officer, on 0121 553 0090 or via email.

Give a gift:
Please reach out and let a victim of abuse know that someone cares by donating a gift. Here are some suggestions: 

Gifts for women & teenage girls: toiletry sets, scarves, slippers, craft set, notebooks, colouring books;
Gifts for children: selection boxes, new toys, books, games for all ages;
Gifts for teenage boys: books, games, toiletries, stationery, or clothes;
Gifts for babies: baby toys, clothes & blankets, baby toiletries;
For everyone: tinned or dry food to help families in refuge.

We request that gifts are donated unwrapped please, to make it easier for us to distribute them equally.
Help out BCWA while doing your Christmas shopping
You can get free donations for us as you shop online, and it won't cost you an extra penny! Over 2,700 well known retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay and Tesco will donate to BCWA to say thank you for shopping with them. Just visit our page at easyfundraising to sign up.
Buy our Christmas card
Our charity Christmas card was designed by a 6 year old girl living in one of our refuges. Cards are priced at £4 for a pack of 10, and all proceeds  go towards our work with children and families affected by domestic abuse. 
During December we need some Santa's Helpers to give us a hand wrapping presents. If you have some spare time during working hours and would like to help out please get in touch!
Make a donation
Even small donations can make a huge difference, to help us celebrate the festive season with vulnerable families in refuge or to to support our essential year-round support work and counselling.

You can donate online or by cheque/cash to our head office.
Santa Dash for BCWA!
Sign up to MyTime Active's Sandwell Santa Dash on Saturday 2nd December at Sandwell Valley and get sponsored to dash for BCWA! You can register for the dash here then get in touch with Deborah Slater on 0121 553 0090 or via email to get a sponsor form and get fundraising.
Sponsorship opportunities
There are lots of opportunities for companies and groups to sponsor our Christmas celebrations with children and families in refuge. You might like to support our Christmas party or trip to the panto! Please get in touch to find out more.
Get in touch
We welcome all donations, large and small! If you would like to donate or get involved in any of our Christmas fundraising, please contact Deborah Slater, Fundraising Officer, on 0121 553 0090 or via email.
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