O giving tree, O giving tree!

Livingston Designer Outlet is urging our local community to dig deep and help an extremely worthwhile local charity that we have chosen to support with our 2021 Giving Tree initiative.

From now until 19 December, guests visiting the outlet are encouraged to purchase and donate a gift to the West Lothian Financial Inclusion Network’s North Pole Project, which aims to collect hundreds of Christmas boxes to ensure that child or teenager who lives locally will wake up to a gift on Christmas Day.

This is the second year that the charity has run its appeal and after being inspired by its efforts last Christmas, staff at Livingston Designer Outlet wanted to work with the organisation for its in-outlet Giving Tree appeal which always proves really popular with shoppers in the run-up to Christmas.

Kylie Wilson, outlet marketing manager at Livingston Designer Outlet said:

“With growing numbers of families in need on our doorstep we wanted to support a local charity this Christmas that are doing work that makes a real and immediate difference to families lives.

“No child or family should go without, especially at Christmas and we are urging our shoppers to buy a little extra something while Christmas shopping with us that can be donated and added to one of the Christmas boxes.”

The Giving Tree is situated at Guest Services, all you need to do to donate is take a tag, buy a gift for a boy or girl aged 0 to 16 and hand it back to the Guest Services team. Gifts such as toys, slippers, and cosy items, sweet treats, toiletries, books, and games are all recommended.

Sheila Jamieson, trustee chairman of West Lothian Financial Inclusion Service added: “As a small local charity we would like to give heartfelt thanks to Livingston Designer Outlet for their generosity in supporting Team North Pole as their charity of choice this year and establishing a giving tree to help us to fill shoe boxes to benefit children from local families. This opportunity will allow us to help so many more families this year.”