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Donating Christmas Gifts

St Peter's 13-18

Donating Christmas Gifts

HOPING Street Kitchen

We have teamed up with HOPING Street Kitchen York this Christmas to help homeless people living in the York area. 

HOPING Street Kitchen want to make sure that every homeless person in York has a gift on Christmas Day. To support the campaign, St Peter’s School asked tutor groups to create gift bags of small and inexpensive items. Each pupil contributed an item towards one of these gift bags, from hats, gloves and scarves to chocolates, biscuits and mince pies.  

Families and staff also contributed their own gifts for distribution, and all gifts were placed into Christmas gift bags or shoeboxes wrapped in Christmas paper.  

Over 125 gift bags were delivered to HOPING Street Kitchen on Friday 11 December, along with a sizeable donation for the York Foodbank. 40 bags went to the Peasholme Centre, 40 to Changing Lives on Union Street, 25 to Changing Lives on Robinson Street and 10 to Ordnance Lane.  

Mr Jeremy Walker, Head Master of St Peter’s School, said: “It was wonderful to see donations from pupils and their families being gathered in the last week of term and heart-warming to see the care and commitment being shown for our local communities.  HOPING Street Kitchen does tremendous work and I am glad that St Peter’s has been able to support them.”