Each Christmas through our local CAP debt Centre we love to bless our clients, often facing a Christmas with very little, with a generous hamper with a range of essentials and some goodies thrown. It is amazing to see how much it means to people at a time when anxieties and financial pressure can been increased due to the commercial expectations of the time of year. It is a significant way the church community can express practical love and care. There are a couple of things your church can do to help us make this year's hampers extra special.
1. Could your congregation help supply items for the hampers?
2. Could you provide an attractive invite to any Christmas guest events you have coming up which we can include with the Hamper. You can email art-work and I can print it for you.
Items for the Hampers include: Cheese Crackers, Christmas Puddings, good quality Coffee or Hot Chocolate, Speciality Teas, Chocolates, Shloer or Appletize, Packs of biscuits. (Please ensure all use by dates are 'post Christmas'!)
If you are able to collect items for us we need them bringing to the CAP office at Penrith Methodist Church before Saturday 9th December. Many thanks for your help with this practical opportunity. Jon Cook Centre Manager Eden CAP