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The Community Gift

The Community Engagement Team and Stockton-on-Tees Community Partnerships are working together this Christmas to help spread some festive cheer. The Community Gift is an opportunity for you to donate items in support of vulnerable people and families across the Borough.

How to donate

During November, you can donate until 3 December at:

  • Libraries across Stockton-on-Tees - visit the libraries page to find your nearest one
  • Municipal Buildings
  • Bayheath House
  • 16 Church Road
  • Dunedin House
  • Rediscover Stockton Shop (134b High Street)
  • Billingham Community Centre (Learning and Skills)
  • participating schools

What to donate

You can help by donating:

  • toiletries (sets) and sanitary products
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • lip balm
  • hand cream
  • socks and slippers
  • hats, scarves and gloves
  • hairbrushes and accessories
  • alarm clocks and other gifts
  • toothpaste and toothbrush
  • chocolates, biscuits and sweets

The team are also collecting unwanted winter coats which will be donated to community pantries and food banks across the Borough. Any warm coat is welcome - women's, men's and children's will all be given a new home.

If you would like to donate a coat, please drop it off with the Engagement Team at 16 Church Road.

Become a donation point

If you want to be a collection point or need any further information on how you can get involved, please contact the Community Engagement Team at

Craft pop-up sessions

As part of The Community Gift, throughout November we will be hosting free community craft pop-up sessions in community venues. In exchange for items donated from our wish list above, the Community Partnerships will provide a free Christmas craft and a hot drink.

Stockton West End Bowling ClubMonday 6 November10am to 12pm
Norton Methodist ChurchFriday 10 November12:30pm to 3pm
Billingham LibraryWednesday 15 November3pm to 5pm
Community Partnership Cabin at Stockton SparklesSaturday 2 and Sunday 3 DecemberTBC
Warm Welcome at Thornaby PavilionTBCTBC
Ingleby BarwickTBCTBC
Yarm Methodist ChurchTBCTBC


Community wrapping sessions

You can also join us for our community wrapping sessions where we will come together, wrap the donations we have received, and enjoy a hot drink and some Christmas cheer.

The Moses ProjectWednesday 6 DecemberTBC
Thornaby Town CentreThursday 7 December10am to 1pm
Santa's Grotto Unit in Billingham Town CentreMonday 11 December10am to 12pm