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Salvation Army's toys and tins appeal 

For more than 30 years, The Salvation Army has been transforming Christmases across Norfolk through the Toys & Tins appeal and is once again appealing for donations.


The Salvation Amry has partnered with Radio Norfolk for the last 30 years to build a successful appeal. Toys and Tins now covers the whole of Norfolk and last year over 5,300 parcels and over 10,000 toys were distributed to families in need.   

Members of the public donate gifts and food for children and families who might otherwise go without at Christmas. Toy parcels and food hampers are then packed and distributed to those in need by Salvation Army volunteers.

They work with local agencies to reach people in need of support. Families and individuals can be referred or refer themselves to the appeal and they then arrange for appropriate toy parcels and food hampers to be delivered.

New unwrapped toys and non-perishable food is needed. Organisers especially ask for gifts for teenage boys and under three year olds.
Please bring your generous donations to BBC Radio Norfolk's sleigh at The Forum, Norwich or any Salvation Army shop or centre in Norfolk.

Ideas for toy donations

  • 0-3 years: soft toys, colourful and fun educational toys, cot mobiles, baby clothes, bath toys, CDs of suitable music and nursery rhymes;
  • 3-5 years: books, dressing up clothes, cars, lorries, dolls, action figures and soft toys, colourful and fun educational toys, CDs (music, stories and nursery rhymes), suitable DVDS, colouring sets, pencils, crayons, books, puzzles, footballs;
  • 5-9 years: dolls and action figures, educational games and toys, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), CDs and family friendly DVDs, books, puzzles, word searches, crosswords, skateboards, sports equipment and clothing;
  • 9-12 years: games and toys, sports equipment and clothing, stationery, CDs, DVDs, books, T-Shirts, hair ornaments, gloves, scarves, hats;
  • 13-17 years: CDs, DVDs, books, toiletries (please try to ensure non-allergic ingredients if possible), gloves, scarves, hats and other fashion accessories.

Ideas for food donations

  • A family size Christmas Pudding
  • Confectionery
  • Mince pies
  • Shortbread
  • Savoury snacks
  • Dried pasta or rice
  • Tinned meat or fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned soup
  • Tinned baked beans
  • Tinned vegetables 

 https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/toys-and-tins-appeal
 


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