For this festive season, why not try and do something for those who aren’t as fortunate as we are?
Christmas is the holiday most of us look forward to each year. It’s the time to spend with family, be thankful and of course, get a lot of gifts!
However some people may not be as lucky as we are. Scroll down to see a list of charities running different kinds of christmas donations.
- The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a church and a registered charity. This month you can support their Christmas Present Appeal by donating unwrapped gifts for children who may not receive one otherwise.
Our Church in Scarborough has been overwhelmed by the generosity and support from their local community who have been donating toys to their Christmas appeal. Across the UK many of our centres are running Christmas present appeals. All the gifts donated will be wrapped and given to children who might not otherwise receive one. #SallyArmyChristmas
Oxfam offers a great variety of Christmas donations distributed across the globe. It is possible to donate a farm animal to support poor families in third world countries, support a refugee or beat poverty in the UK, starting from just £5.
Thank you for this post, @mr.danielgillies – beautiful people — as we close out here and head into the festive season… let’s not forget the many who have much less than us. my time in Uganda taught me how desperate the situation is for so many millions globally. when giving this year, please consider an OXFAM gift. hit the link in my bio to make a donation: www.oxfamgifts.com or HIT THE LINK IN MY BIO. remember: a little is a lot. there are a range of things you can contribute from the site, from educational books, to water facilities to livestock. thank you all once again for the tremendous generosity you have demonstrated by supporting this marvelous organization and the tens of thousands we were able to raise as a result of your kindness. love and peace. dg. #oxfam #oxfamgift #HelpingOthers #holidaygifts #kindness #instagood #Uganda #smiles #bestoftheday
More info at: https://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped
Centrepoint is a charity that supports homeless young people in the UK by helping them to find jobs and homes everyday.
For Christmas, they offer the option for you to donate and give a present to the homeless youth. Anything from Christmas dinner, to a New Year starter box to get them back on their feet.
More info at: https://centrepoint.org.uk/buy-a-gift/
- IMPACT Foundation
IMPACT is a foundation that aims on stopping disability caused by diseases lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services.
For the holiday, they offer a £40 Christmas gift that will fund an operation to repair the cleft lip of a child in Africa or Asia.
More info at: http://www.impact.org.uk/donate/gift-tokens/5286-2/
- Community Christmas
Community Christmas is a charity that believes that “no elderly person in the UK should be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be”.
They encourage you to get involved and provide companionship to elderly people during this important holiday thorough lunch events or organising film viewings. You can also donate £5 to help them carry these activities for the Christmas Holiday.
More info at: https://communitychristmas.org.uk
It is important to be thankful and give back, what better way than doing this during the Christmas holiday?
Words: Kate Reichardt | Subbing: Stephanie Malcolm | Image: Pexels