Helpful hints

How you set up your donation point is up to you, but to help you along here are a few helpful hints we have put together

Poster Download

To help you label your donation area properly we have created a poster the you can download and print out.

Click here to download the PDF Donation Point poster

Communications Letter Download

To help you spread the word we have created a letter  the you can download and distribute.

Click here to download the PDF Communication Letter

Here are some instructions for setting up your Donation Point

Thank you so much for hosting a Christmas Smile donation point.

The steps below are provided for your guidance if further information is required please contact us on email.

  1. Suggested location:  reception area, kitchen point, a visible but safe/ monitored area.
  2. Style:  The styling of your donation point is entirely up to you, make it as eye-catching or as seasonal as desired to attract attention.  You could just have a simply decorated box or basket with the poster attached or nearby, maybe next to a Christmas tree or other seasonal decorations.
  3. Management: It is always best to appoint a donation point Champion who has the responsibility of collecting and storing the gifts once the donation point fills up.
  4. Advertising for donations is totally down to you as each location will require different marketing.  A communications leaflet template is provided for your use if desired
  5. Gift Guidelines: Toys by age, senior gift and sweet treat suggestions.
  6. Registration:  Make sure you complete the donation point registration form so we have a complete list of all locations for people to refer to.
  7. Gifts should be collected unwrapped.
  8. All donations should be delivered to Christmas Smile HQ (address below) by 5 pm on the 5th December 2015.