Christmas at COSS
Christmas time can be a wonderful time of year for many. However, if you or those close to you are facing financial, health or relationship problems, Christmas can be difficult. At the Community One Stop Shop, we support individuals and families through all of our services. Our food bank, in particular, sees both increased access as well as impressive levels of generosity during the festive season. In December alone, we provided 148 food parcels from our in-house foodbank, which fed 310 people.
To kick off the Christmas kindness, The Big Hearts Community Trust and the Jambos Kickback invited us for the second time to hold a food drive within the Tynecastle Stadium grounds. The Hearts community showed their generosity by donating approximately 50-55 crates of food as well as £2800. We cannot thank them enough and hope to only strengthen our relationship with the Hearts community in the coming year.
Cash for Kids showed their support for our community, once again, by giving us toys and vouchers as part of their Winter Coat Appeal which were then given out to local families and individuals in need. In total, we distributed toys to more than 100 families who otherwise would have found it difficult to provide their children with presents for Christmas.