Providing holiday joy to local children

Aug 30, 2022 | Giving Back, Impact, Reason to Be

We are coming to the end of a hot, dry summer here in England and the days are getting noticeably shorter. If you are like most people, you are hoping to enjoy every last bit of sunshine before winter arrives. But for all of us at Be Leadership, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays.

This year, for the fifth time, we are sponsoring the Stuff a Stocking project to help bring some holiday joy to children who are affected by poverty. This is particularly important as we head into 2023. With the cost of living crisis and rising energy prices, there are thousands of families who won’t be able to afford holiday gifts for their children. These families, who are struggling to put food on the table and pay their bills, need some extra support.

Our Stuff a Stocking project brings the magic of the holidays to children in crisis. This project provides stockings filled with books, toys, crafts, and hygiene products to children whose families are facing hardship.

This year, we are partnering once again with the Runnymede Foodbank, a foodbank that serves families local to our headquarters in Surrey, England. Each year, Runnymede Foodbank delivers Christmas Hampers to people in crisis across the Borough. In 2021, we were proud to provide stockings to more than 250 children whose families were receiving holiday food. This year we have made a commitment to once again deliver at least 250 stockings to support these children and ensure they each receive a stocking of their own.

If you are interested in supporting this project or learning more please get in touch today! If you would like to learn more about Runnymede Foodbank and their incredible work to eradicate food poverty please visit their website.

About the Beautiful World campaign


We are passionate about creating a better world through the development of social leaders. To support this, we have developed the Beautiful World Campaign, whose goal is to create connections between communities, organizations and individuals for greater impact.

The Beautiful World Campaign creates positive connections between communities, purpose-driven organizations and individuals. We work with selected people and organizations to establish meaningful connections, then support these relationships through clear contracting between the parties, through coaching, specialized training or consulting services from experienced members of the Be Leadership team, and through selected financial support. Our Stuff a Stocking project is just one of the projects we organize through this campaign.