Mon27NovAll DayFri22DecSparks Giving GrottoDepartmentCommunity ChampionsTypeService


This winter, it’s more important than ever to give back to our community and support those in need – and we’ve made this easier than ever!

Simply pop into Sparks and drop off a present at our Giving Grotto donation point and we will make sure it gets to someone who needs it! Our charity partner, Aidbox Community, will distribute your gifts to refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol.

We’re looking for more practical gifts like clothing and household items along with some things that are a little more festive and fun! Check out the lists below for some ideas of what to donate!

Festive gifts:

  • Beauty items (new & unopened) – hair oil, moisturiser, after shave balm, hand cream, lip balm, hairbrush, comb, manicure set, hair accessories, cotton pads, nail polish
  • Clothes (for adults & kids, all sizes) – scarfs, gloves, socks, slippers, hats
  • Toys and art supplies (for kids) – Small toys like yo-yo’s, cuddly toys (new), story books, sticker books, magic tricks, skipping rope, colouring books, colouring pens, note pads, pencil case
  • Other items – playing cards, notebooks, pens, purses & wallets

Everyday items:

  • Beauty (new & unopened) – shampoo, shaving products, shaving gel
  • Clothes – men’s sportswear, joggers and shorts (size S & M), women’s clothes (all sizes), trainers (men & women’s, all sizes), underwear (adult & kids, all sizes, must be new), backpacks (adult & kids)
  • Household items – duvet covers (double and single), pillow cases, bedsheets, towels (like new condition), rugs, saucepans, electricals like toasters and kettles, crockery, utensils
  • Other items – umbrellas, suitcases, baby buggies

Please bring your gift in unwrapped and drop it off in the Giving Grotto donation bin, located in the centre of Sparks by the cafe.

In partnership with Aidbox Community, a charity providing support, supplies and sanctuary to refugees in Bristol:



November 27 (Monday) - December 22 (Friday)

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