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Fill a Box

One: Get the Food

Pick up a list or use the website and decide what you're going to get. You can buy one or a few items, get it all yourself, or you can join with others: family; friends; work colleagues; classmates; community group - you choose! Decide who will buy what. Head to the shops and buy your chosen items.

Two: Get a Box

If you don't already have one, pick up a flat-pack Big Red Box (if you want to fill a whole one) and carefully place all the items inside. Boxes are available from King's Church sites from Sunday 16th November.

Three: Give it in

You can contribute a complete box or simply bring in some items from the list that you would like to contribute. Full boxes and items should be brought to any of the King's Church sites before Sunday 14th December.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get a Big Red Box from?
When can I pick up a Big Red Box?
When can I give my Big Red Box back?
I can't give a box in person, so how can I contribute?
What if I want lots of Big Red Boxes for a school / business / organistation?
Where does my Big Red Box go?
How much does a complete Big Red Box cost?
Can I only contribute a full Big Red Box?
How can I find out how successful Big Red Box 2014 is?
I know a family who would really appreciate receiving a Big Red Box. What do I do?
Do I have to have a Big Red Box before I can participate?
Where did you get your Big Red Boxes printed?
This is exciting - how can I get more involved?
Anything Else?

Where can I get a Big Red Box from?

You can pick up a Big Red Box from one of the three King's Church London sites:
Catford site: Catford Hill, Catford, SE6 4PS
Downham site: The Green, Downham Way, Bromley, BR1 5LS
Lee site: 21 Meadowcourt Road, Lee, SE3 9EU
Alternatively, please call the Big Red Box project on 020 8690 5121 or contact us via this website to make other arrangements.
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When can I pick up a Big Red Box?

The best time to pick up your Big Red Box is at on a Sunday between Sunday 16th November and Sunday 7th December:
Catford site: 0900 - 1330 & 1700 - 2000
Downham site: 0900 - 1330
Lee site: 1000 - 1230
However, if none of these times are convenient for you, then you can pick them up from the Catford site during working hours Mon-Fri.
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When can I give my Big Red Box back?

Again, the best time to give your boxes in is at one of the following Sunday meetings:
23rd November; 30th November; 7th December; 14th December.
Each Sunday, Kings Church meets as follows:
Catford site: 0930, 1130 & 1730 meetings
Downham site: 0930 & 1130 meetings
Lee site: 1030 meeting
However, you can also return your boxes to the Catford site during working hours Mon-Fri as well as at any mid-week meetings.
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I can't give a box in person, so how can I contribute?

The easiest way is to donate however much you'd like to us and we'll do the shopping for you!
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What if I want lots of Big Red Boxes for a school / business / organistation?

Please contact us to arrange a suitable pick-up time
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Where does my Big Red Box go?

The box is distributed to families in need in Lewisham and surrounding areas by King's Church London in partnership with Lewisham Social Services and local charities. You can see where boxes have been given in previous years on the About page.
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How much does a complete Big Red Box cost?

The price for the groceries might vary from approx £25-30.
Currently at Sainsbury's, you can fill a box with good quality produce for around £25.
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Can I only contribute a full Big Red Box?

No! You can buy however many items you want. If items are on multibuy offers, you could just buy two identical items (such as Christmas Puddings and Kids' Chocolate selection boxes).
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How can I find out how successful Big Red Box 2014 is?

To get the most frequent updates, you can follow us on Twitter @bigredboxes to get frequent updates throughout December.
If you'd like to be kept up to date with how your donation made a difference in people's lives this Christmas, why not subscribe to Big Red Box email updates.

We'll only send you updates when Big Red Box is happening along with some feedback early in the New Year (Nov - Jan).

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There will also be updates on this website and in January you will be able to pick up a flyer with feedback from those who received Big Red Boxes
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I know a family who would really appreciate receiving a Big Red Box. What do I do?

Please call the Big Red Box project on 020 8690 5121 or contact us via this website to make other arrangements.
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Do I have to have a Big Red Box before I can participate?

No! You are more than welcome to bring whatever items you buy to us in carrier bags and we will pack them into a box for you.
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Where did you get your Big Red Boxes printed?

The boxes were printed by StorePAK at a charity-discounted rate. We're very grateful to Andrew, Barbara and the team there for all their support.
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This is exciting - how can I get more involved?

Many of the people involved with Big Red Box are volunteers who attend King's Church London, where the boxes are collected and then distributed. If you don't come to King's, but want to help out, please contact us.
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Anything Else?

For any other questions, please Contact Us.

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