With some new babies and growing families in the team here at Locks and Shades, we are more aware than ever that Christmas is an exciting time for all of us, but more so children. However, it can be difficult for those children at Christmas that are escaping from domestic violence.
Children all over the UK will be receiving dozens of presents this Christmas. However children that are living in a refuge may not be receiving any gifts. In fact they may recently have left their home, a member of their family, all their toys and everything they have ever known.
This is why we will be supporting KidsOut with a Giving Tree. On this Giving Tree we will have lots of tags that give the sex and age of a child that is supported by KidsOut. Our clients are then invited to take a tag from the tree and purchase a gift for that child.
These gifts will then be distributed to children living in a Women’s Aid Federation refuge during the festive period. As the charity organisation says;
Take A Tag, Buy A Gift – and Make A Smile This Christmas
The mission of KidsOut is to give disadvantaged children positive experiences. To support those children in becoming future members of our society and workforce.
Each year over 20,000 children will flee domestic abuse and seek sanctuary in refuge. These children will often arrive with only the clothes on their back. They will have no spare clothes, no toys and they may be confused and scared.
These children may have experience physical, emotional and even sexual abuse. KidsOut work hard to let children be children, and just have fun. Part of this project is to give these disadvantaged children a present at Christmas through a giving tree.
If you’d like to help a child in need this Christmas then pop into the salon. Just grab a tag from the Giving Tree in our salon. Then buy a present and return it to us with the tag. It can then be delivered to the disadvantaged child to help bring a smile to their face at Christmas.