TOKEN GESTURE – The Gift of Choice
A gift card collection for Aberlour – Scotland’s Children’s Charity
This Christmas we’re asking shoppers in the region to make a donation of gift vouchers to Aberlour, giving the invaluable gift of choice this Christmas.
Christmas is a time for celebration and sharing, but for many of the children and families that Aberlour support throughout Scotland it can be a challenging and upsetting time.
Many of the children we support struggle with self-esteem and confidence. Maybe they have grown up experiencing abuse or neglect, or perhaps they are living in poverty or coping with parental drug and alcohol misuse. All of these factors can impact upon vulnerable children and make it more difficult for them to take confident decisions about their lives.
We’re asking the people of Edinburgh to make a Token Gesture this Christmas, by donating a gift voucher or making a cash donation to purchase suitable items in time for Santa’s imminent arrival!
Vouchers will then be distributed to children living in full time residential care this Christmas, or to young people who are experiencing difficult circumstances at home, or to our disability respite services that provide a life-line to families of children with complex physical and learning disabilities.
Gift vouchers not only ensure that children and young people will get a gift that is entirely suited for them, but it also teaches them the value of their money and encourages them to make a choice about the gift they’d like to buy themselves this Christmas. This small decision, with positive outcomes for the child, will encourage them to make more confident decisions in their future and help them to improve their self-esteem and fulfil their potential.
It also ensures that families of children with severe disabilities can purchase a gift that is the perfect present for their child, who perhaps has very specific likes or needs. What’s more, we often receive many gifts for young children but we also support vulnerable teenagers and young people who will greatly benefit from your Token Gestures this Christmas.
You can drop your gift vouchers into eteaket or post to – eteaket, 41 Fredericak Street, EH2 1EP