Mossley Methodist continues to support the Newtownabbey Methodist Mission this Christmas. However it’s a little different this year as they will only be accepting money donations, so sadly we won’t get the joy of choosing our own toy. Please bring your donations in an envelope tomorrow 22nd of November. Alternatively when we re-open on the 13th of December 2020.
“This year is very different from any we have experienced before. Because of Covid-19, we will not be able to have our usual collection and distribution of toys to families in need, nor will we be able to give out food vouchers at the rate we have done in the past.
We still realise that there is great hardship being experienced by many households and that the Christmas period presents particular difficulties.
We will not be collecting toys this year but to allow us to continue to help others, we will be asking that you make donations of money to us which we will use to provide Gift Vouchers from a local toy shop so that the children will not go without.
In the past many families received vouchers that could be exchanged in the EuroSpar at the Diamond in Rathcoole for food and electricity and gas. The Food Banks are now covering the food element, so our vouchers this Christmas will cover only electricity and gas.
As we were not able to have our usual Appeal during the spring due to the Lock Down, and as the Mission has been continuing to issue our General Vouchers to the needy throughout the year, our funds have been greatly depleted.”
“Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated. “
Above statement from Newtownabbey Methodist Mission.