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    • By SueMaggie 27th Feb 09, 12:19 PM
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    Try circulating a request among the parents and school staff for any unwanted Christmas pressies they won't use.

    February is a good time to do this as people are realising that they've had whatever it is for a couple of months, won't use it and could do with the space.

    You might find the teachers have got loads they don't want as they sometimes get presents from their pupils at Christmas that aren't suitable.

    We do this for a charity I fundraise for and get lots of lovely toiletry sets, DVDs and CDs that people already had, costume jewellery, all sorts of things really.

    Another thing you can do is ask people to donate the (non-perishable) items they get when shops are doing BOGOFs. You can then make up food hampers, baby goods hampers, toiletries hampers etc.
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