Thousands of children are living in poverty. So many are at risk of waking up without presents to open because Christmas is a luxury their families just can’t afford. It will just be like any other day. But you can help us make a difference by supporting Mission Christmas this year.
We are accepting gifts for all ages at our MB DIY showroom on South Bank Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 8AN.
All gifts donated through MB DIY stay within the Teesside and North East region.
You are also able to make cash donations to support this fantastic charity on our fundraising page.
Unfortunately, we can’t accept donations of any food. If you have food to donate, please give it to your local food bank.
Yes – these must be new and sealed and will only be given as an addition to a gift bundle.
We can’t accept any second-hand or used gifts, regardless of their condition, for health and safety reasons. We also only accept new gifts to ensure that the children we support are getting something new for Christmas – especially since it may be the only gift they receive.
All gifts should be unwrapped. Gifts are left unwrapped for safety reasons and to enable us and the recipients to work out which age group they are suitable for.
There’s no need to do this – we always check the age outlined on the box.
Batteries can be expensive for parents to buy, so if possible, please do provide them. Please tape batteries to the side of the box so that children can play with their gift on Christmas Day.
We do, but please try to only donate clothing that is one-size-fits-all (e.g. hats and scarves) as we aren’t given sizing information for the children we support. Please also remember that this is a gift appeal, so we would appreciate it if you chose an item of clothing suitable to give as a gift. Clothes must be new and carry all washing and safety tags. Unfortunately, we can’t accept handmade clothing.
We don’t accept second-hand clothes as Mission Christmas gifts but you can take them to one of our Cash for Kids recycling banks which are available in many areas. Please visit cashforkids.org.uk/recycling and enter your post code on the map to find your nearest textile recycling bank. We will receive money for the items.
As early as possible, and no later than Saturday 16th December.
Gifts are sorted by our team and volunteers. The gifts are signed for and collected by the organisation who have applied on behalf of the children they work with. The organisation then wrap and distribute the gifts to the children they are supporting.
We, along with the organisations we’re supporting, need a couple of days to sort and deliver the gifts to children and their families. Closing donations a few days before Christmas allows everyone to get their gifts on time.
We endeavour to respond to all enquiries within 4-6 hours (during working hours) however on some occasions this may take a little longer.
Due to length & size restrictions with our delivery partners, we are currently only able to deliver certain items to the following postal areas:
We are looking into increasing our postcode range gradually with our own fleet of vehicles.
Should you not want to opt for a delivery service, please be aware Click and Collect is still available on all of our items.
We aim to despatch all of our orders within 24-48 hours of order confirmation, during peak times or bank holidays this despatch time can occasionally be increased.
Should you have any queries regarding this please don’t hesitate to call our sales team on 01642 455945.
We aim to reply to you either via email or phone within 24 hours Monday to Friday.