4th December 2020
This year, the Recruitment Solutions team are proud to put their weight behind the Rochdale Christmas Toy Appeal, an initiative generated by Rochdale Council’s staff charity, Giving Back.
Sadly, there is huge deprivation across the Rochdale borough with around 20,000 children living in poverty.
Giving Back’s initiative collects toys donated by the local businesses and people and distributes them to the children and families who need them most across Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and the Pennines. Without this initiative, the reality for these children is they will wake up on Christmas Day to find Santa hasn’t been to visit and wonder what they did wrong.
Poverty is not new, so over the years the Rochdale Christmas Toy Appeal has seen around 10,000 gifts distributed out. Add the COVID-19 pandemic into the mix and a very worthy cause sees an even greater need for it this year.
This year’s Appeal is running between the 6th November and 4th December and our team are proud to be passionate supporters. We’re appealing for everyone in our community to join the cause and are donating ourselves by making our Secret Santa about buying gifts for the children helped by Giving Back instead of for our team.
And you can help to. You can either donate by dropping off toys directly to Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale or, given local restrictions, if you’re ordering online they can be delivered direct to:
Rochdale Giving Back
Number One Riverside
Please note that all toys have to be brand new; for more information please head to Rochdale Giving Back’s Facebook page here.