This year, Bristol’s first Black-owned pop-up shop is making it easier for you to give back.
KC Concepts in The Galleries will be home to a Christmas tree where you can leave gifts for struggling families.
Shop owner Latoya Adlam said the aim of the tree is to support families that have to choose between food and presents at this time of year.
This will be the third year that Latoya has spearheaded a Christmas give-back scheme, through her organisation KC Causes.
In 2019, 33 fresh food and toy hampers were donated to families in need, while 17 fresh food hampers were provided to young people living in hostels.
The following year, 80 families were provided for during the annual Christmas drive while 27 families received monetary donations and six young people were provided with mental health support.
And, already this year, KC Causes has given 24 families who might not otherwise be able to afford it the opportunity to visit a farm, adventure playground or museum for a fun family day out.
In total KC Causes has given back by providing support for a total of 188 families and this year you can help them to help those who need it.
The Christmas tree is located on the ground floor of the city centre shopping centre and those who want to donate can bring gifts to be placed underneath it – the only requirement is that any donations are new.
As well as this, those who shop at KC Concepts will be given the option to make an additional purchase which the team will wrap and place under the tree.
Those who are in need of gifts for their children can go into the store and take a gift, no questions asked.
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