Free kids toys and food packages to give to Newtown before Christmas

Free children’s toys and food packages will be offered to struggling families in Birmingham this weekend ahead of the Christmas crisis.

The holiday season is considered a magical time – but for many parents, Christmas comes with financial hardship and worry.

Currently, around 110,000 young Brummies are growing up in poverty.

Read more:Watch cricketers deliver thousands of Brumwish Christmas gifts to the town’s poorest children

And that’s why heartwarming events like “Community Food Bank and Toy Bank Day” on Saturday (December 18) can make a huge difference.

Caring Newtown event organizers encourage singles and families from across town to join them at Pannel Croft Village starting at 11am.

New toys and packages of fresh produce will be distributed to those who need them most. Free refreshments and assistance services will also be available.

Bishop Desmond Jaddoo

Community leader Desmond Jaddoo, who organized the event, told BirminghamLive: “We collected a number of food items and we also donated soft toys.

“We have around 50 toys to donate and potentially around 200 food packages.

“Saturdays are for the whole community. It’s for everyone, everyone will be welcome to enjoy it.

The event is scheduled to end around 2 p.m.


Our #Brumwish campaign is a resounding success for the second year in a row, with more than 14,000 gifts given over the past three weeks.

December 12 was the last day for donations, as volunteers need enough time to deliver the gifts.

The call saw hundreds of gifts purchased on our Amazon Wish List and thousands more dropped off in person at Edgbaston Stadium.

Warwickshire County Cricket Club players will help drop bags full of toys and gifts to charities and community centers helping young people in need.

Gifts given over the past few weeks include: books, soccer balls, craft sets, Lego, board games, plush toys and more.

They will be donated to underprivileged children, aged 0 to 16, before Christmas Day.

#Brumwish supports Toys4Birmingham, a campaign designed by the Edgbaston Foundation, Thrive Together Birmingham and Birmingham PlayCare Network.

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