A little bit of context
A lot of students are coming to the end of their first ever term at university, and for both them and returning students it has most likely been a time of adjustment, hard work and, let's be honest, stress!
But there’s a problem
University is a time of formation and learning; it's a wonderful opportunity to get to grips with life away from home, but it can also be overwhelming and sometimes lonely.
If you can, imagine being a student at this time of year. It's a cold, dark winter's evening and you're in your box bedroom at your student accomodation. You're miles away from your family, your environment is still quite new, and although you might be loving your time away and all the new experiences you're having, you'd just love to have some home comforts.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
To spread a bit of comfort and cheer this Christmas we're sending students a special Advent Care Package. These packages will include:
A tea light candle
A hot chocolate sachet
Some chocolate coins
A handmade knitted or crocheted decoration from the SCM community
A one-off SCM Christmas badge
Advent resources such as prayers and reflections, ideas for social justice actions, and Bible readings
A Christmas craft activity
Knowing that there are people out there who care for you and are thinking of you can do the world of good and really lift your spirits. Let's help these students to know that we care about them this Christmas, and send them a little boost of joy.
You can join us
We need your help to raise £1,000 to enable us to put together 200 of these Advent Care Packages. This will cover the cost of the postage, materials, and time needed to create the care packages. Would you click the donate button and help us spread some Christmas cheer?
And now for the perks!
Your donation of £5 or more will help us cover the costs of making and sending the Advent Care Packages to our student members. If you're in need of a little pick me up, for just a £10 donation you could choose to receive one of our care packages for yourself, as well! Or, you can choose to send a loved one or a friend a care package to brighten up their Advent (after you've donated we will email you to ask for the necessary details to send the care package on). Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect!
Thank you for your donation! It really means the world to us and to the students receiving these care packages. Merry Christmas!