After discovering that Wood Street Mission were worrying about how toy and gift donations this year, Michelle from Altrincham-based B For Butterfly Books created her own mission!
Promoting Trafford caught up with Michelle, and asked her to let us know why she wanted to be involved, and how she has helped this Greater Manchester organisation.
It’s been a tricky year for lots of us, but for those families who are struggling to make ends meet, Christmas can bring additional stress at a time when we should all be relaxing with family and friends.
Established in 1869, Wood Street Mission has a long history of supporting families living on low income in Manchester and Salford. As an independent charity they rely solely on donations from supporters and each year run a Christmas Appeal collecting new toys and gifts. With lots of shops and drop-off points closed in November it was looking uncertain how donations would make it to Wood Street in time for Christmas.
I wanted to provide customers with an affordable way to donate to the Christmas Appeal without having to worry about how their donation would find its way into Manchester!
For just a £2 donation I selected at least one brand new book to donate to the Appeal on the customers behalf and delivered these to Wood Street in time for families to choose their Christmas gifts.
It was great to visit Wood Street this morning and meet some of the fabulous staff and volunteers. We dropped off 212 books suitable for tots to teens knowing that, thanks to the generosity of our customers, each and every book would find a home with a child in need this Christmas.
The cut off for Christmas donations is 11th December but you can find out more about Wood Street Mission and the work they carry out throughout the year, at their website HERE.
B For Butterfly Books is an independent online children’s bookshop based in Altrincham. Michelle provides personalised recommendations for tots to teens and can be contacted via Facebook: @BForButterflyBooks or via the website HERE.
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