Do you want to join the St Albans Christmas shoebox appeal?

PUBLISHED: 14:39 25 November 2019 | UPDATED: 14:39 25 November 2019

The Christmas shoebox appeal last year. Picture: Supplied

The Christmas shoebox appeal last year. Picture: Supplied

Archant

A St Albans woman is asking for your help to spread festive cheer this Christmas.

Operation Secret Santa is collecting shoeboxes filled with gifts.

You may also want to watch:

The boxes will be given to charities St Albans and Hertsmere Women's Refuge, the Trussell Trust Food Bank, Centre 33, Emmaus and Open Door for people they support to open on Christmas Day.

Founder Aisha Khayat said: "I love the idea of giving gifts at Christmas and putting a smile on the face of someone who might not otherwise be able to afford to buy these things for themselves. If each person donates just one shoebox, we could make sure that everyone in Hertfordshire has a gift on Christmas Day!"

The boxes need to be wrapped in Christmas paper, and filled with gifts such as clothing, toys, toiletries, gift vouchers and sweets.

For more information visit www.operationsecretsanta.com

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Herts Advertiser