Froebelian School supports homeless charity with 'reverse Advent' idea

Posted on 16th Dec 2016 in School News

This Advent, pupils at the Froebelian School have turned their classroom Advent calendars into support for the homeless.

As each child opened their Advent calendar for the day, as well as enjoying their usual chocolates, they were also invited to donate an item to St George’s Crypt in Leeds for them to distribute to the homeless over Christmas.

St George’s Crypt is a Leeds based charity, which works with the homeless, the vulnerable and those suffering from addiction.

Headteacher Catherine Dodds said: “I’m extremely proud of how the children have embraced the reverse Advent calendar idea. At a time when they are enjoying presents and festive fayre, they have taken a moment to consider those less fortunate than themselves by donating an abundance of items including toilet rolls, jars of coffee, soap powder, warm socks, flannels, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. ”

Chris Fields, Chief Executive Officer at St George’s Crypt said: “This year is going to be busier than ever! Due to Christmas falling on a weekend it looks like we are the only people delivering a service on every day. This will mean many of our staff working over the holidays and making sacrifices in order to serve.”

Read more about The Froebelian School here.