The Wee County Children’s Christmas Shop will be opening again this year in Coalgate, Alloa. Here’s their press release.
On the 1st of December at 12 noon Santa himself will be opening the Wee County Children’s Christmas Shop once again.
Last year the shop, run by Women for Independence Clackmannanshire, helped dozens of local families enjoy Christmas as well as raising £1,600 for the local foodbanks, this year the hope is to do even more.
WFI Clacks say that in the year since the last Christmas shop, Westminster austerity cuts have cut deeper than ever before, and even more families are struggling to make Christmas the happy time that it should be. Even more people are in danger of getting into financial difficulty as they try to provide for their families. So the need for the Wee County Children’s Christmas Shop is greater than ever.
As with last year, the shop will stock new and good quality pre-loved children’s toys, clothes and equipment. Everything in the shop is available on a “Pay What You Can” basis so that everyone can afford a good Christmas.
The shop will be open 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday right up until Christmas Eve.
Once again all proceeds from the shop will be divided between the local food banks, who also need extra help at this time of year to support the increasing numbers of individuals and families who rely on this service.
Last December the shop was overwhelmed with kind donations of quality children’s clothes, toys and accessories and organisers are hoping for a good response again this year. Donations can be dropped off over the weekend of 28th and 29th of November, and any time after that during opening hours. All donations will very gratefully received.
WFI Clacks has also set up a crowd funder on Just Giving for those who would like to help towards the running costs of the shop, (details on the shop or WFI Facebook pages, or just search for Wee County Children’s Christmas Shop on Just Giving.) So that more of the shop’s proceeds that can go to the local foodbanks.