For the past decade we (Saxon Packaging) have been showing our support for The Salvations Army’s Toys & Tins Appeal by donating thousands of corrugated cardboard boxes. The boxes are used to house toys and food that have been donated in the months prior and delivered to people in need during the festive period.
Initially the boxes provided to the Toys & Tins Appeal were plain corrugated boxes, but over the years (using the flexographic printing process) the boxes are now printed in two colours showing clearly the Toys & Tins Appeal logo. By branding the box it helps further spread the word and awareness of the appeal.
About the Toys & Tins Appeal (taken from The Salvation Army website):
“For more than 30 years, The Salvation Army has been transforming Christmases across Norfolk through the Toys & Tins appeal.
As a Church and charity, The Christmas Story inspires us to care for people who are vulnerable or in need throughout the year and especially during the festive season.
Members of the public donate gifts and food for children and families who might otherwise go without at Christmas. Toy parcels and food hampers are then packed and distributed to those in need by Salvation Army volunteers.
We work with local agencies to reach people in need of support. Families and individuals can be referred or refer themselves to the appeal and we then arrange for appropriate toy parcels and food hampers to be delivered.”
In 2017 there were 17,145 toys and 1,381 food parcels donated, which resulted in 5,314 people being supported by the appeal – an 11% increase to 2016. Pictured below is a volunteer packing one of the Toys and Tins Boxes.
“For more than 10 years Saxon Packaging has donated the boxes that hold the contents of the Toys & Tins food parcels. Last Christmas The Salvation Army distributed 1,381 parcels so that families in need across Norfolk could enjoy festive treats at a time they might not otherwise be able to afford them at all. We are so grateful to the staff of Saxon Packaging for their continued support and generosity” Major Derek Jones, Regional Leader for The Salvation Army.
“We are delighted to be able to support such a great cause and look forward to continuing to do so for another decade” Andy Smith, General Manager, Saxon Packaging.
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