16th November 2021
MCE is proud to launch its Christmas Gift Appeal, in partnership with local charity Storehouse, to aid families and individuals throughout Belfast who are experiencing extreme financial difficulty this festive season.
Each year Storehouse provides fresh Christmas hampers to families and individuals who would otherwise be going without. The hampers include fresh turkeys and all the fixings for a festive feast, and other essential items, including an age-appropriate toy or gift for each child within the family.
In 2020 Storehouse managed their biggest Christmas Hamper giveaway so far, hand delivering gifts and hampers to over 225 families.
This year MCE staff will be donating gifts for teenagers who might not otherwise receive a Christmas present, and we’d like to invite you to join us in our gift appeal.
Drop off new and unwrapped gifts (suitable for pre-teen and teenagers) to MCE’s city centre-based office (3rd floor, 83-85 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT4 1PN) between 9.00am and 5.00pm from now until Monday 6th December.
Donated gifts will then be delivered to Storehouse’s Dunmurry based warehouse where they will be packed into hampers and distributed to those in need in time for Christmas.
If you’d prefer not to donate a physical gift, you can also Sponsor a Turkey via Storehouse’s website www.storehousebelfast.com
MCE will also be donating to Storehouse’s Sponsor a Turkey campaign again this year.
Established in 2008, Storehouse encourages dignity and significance in those living in poverty, in and through the provision of the essentials of life, including food, clothing, furniture and basic household goods, to families and individuals throughout Belfast, who are experiencing extreme financial difficulty.
Storehouse partners with over 180 different agencies, charities and statutory bodies, covering every demographic of poverty. Each of their partners are able to refer their clients to Storehouse for help with basic provision. For further details please visit www.storehousebelfast.com
For more information please contact:
Lorna Cowan, MCE
T: 028 9026 7099