Light up the life of one child for one special day.

Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas aims to support children throughout our communities suffering from financial hardship, or living in poverty, by providing Shoebox Gifts or Christmas Gift Bags filled with presents and treats, to children who would not otherwise receive any gifts or very much this Christmas.

Help us include every child at Christmas and give them a magical experience and cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Through Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas, Our Lady of the Missions has been paired with Renfrewshire Women’s Aid to provide all the gifts they need for the children they support.

A number of parents have already pledged their support but there are still plenty more children needing our help.  I would like all the children to receive a gift package or shoe box containing a ‘big’ gift worth around £10 – £15 plus 4 or 5 smaller stocking type items: selection box, colouring book, ball, gloves, hat, toiletries for example.  You can either donate a new item, from a sweet treat to a toy, or a whole package containing several items.  All donations will be much appreciated.

If you wish to help:
Choose the age group and sex of the child you wish to help.
These are the age groups we require gifts for.

Age 1-2
Age 9-12
Age 13-15
Age 16+

Age 6-8
Age 13-15
Age 16+

Contact Gail McGrane and let her know the age you are covering.  Call or text 07837 251 892 or email

Drop off your donation to Gail at Our Lady of the Mission Main office.
Friday 11th Nov – 2.45 till 3.30
Friday 18th Nov – 2.45 till 3.30
Friday 2nd Dec – 2.45 till 3.30
or call Gail and she can either arrange a pick up or you can drop off at her house

Please do not wrap the gifts.

Thank you very much