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Golcar Community Help the Homeless


Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2020

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St John’s Church is once again supporting the Shoebox Appeal alongside One Big Family.


The last day for your donations this year is 30th November.


Last year we sent 86 filled shoeboxes along with several kettles and toasters.

Many vulnerably housed families in our area will find it even tougher this Christmas.

This is how we can help!


 Fill a shoebox or carrier bag with items from the list below.

Donate an empty shoebox and / or individual items from the list.

Make a financial donation and we will use it to fill shoeboxes.


Please hand all items in at St John's Church Golcar by Monday 30th November. The church is open every Sunday morning from 9.15am unitl 10.30am and on Thursday mornings from 10.00am unitl 11.00am. The boxes will be distributed by One Big Family, a local based charity, to homeless people in need.


Please give:

Food Clothing Toiletries
Chocolate                             Scarves (new)                  Deoderant             
Seasonal Treats Gloves (new) Baby Wipes
HIgh Energy Snacks Socks (new) Shower Gel
Pot Noodles / Rice Underwear (new) Toothpaste

Due to restrictions this year we are unable to accept knitted items.

If you would prefer to give a financial donation in order that we can buy these items then please click here.




“Every 8 minutes, a child in Great Britain loses their home, equal to 183 children per day” – Shelter, 2019.

“COVID-19 has huge health, economic, social and educational consequences for homeless children and families, while living in temporary or insecure accommodation” – The Lancet, 2020.

“There are estimated to be more than 3,355 children in Kirklees aged 0-15 in the top 10% of the country for income deprivation” – The Examiner, 2019.


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The Diocese

St Johns is part of the Diocese of Leeds..

For more information click here.



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