A gift guide that keeps on giving – the charity edition

Blogger gift guides seem to be a thing now, so I thought I would join on the jolly festive bandwagon. As with most things, I can never do anything the normal way, and the idea of a charity gift guide for those friends and family who have absolutely everything, tickled my fancy.

The basic idea is instead of buying one of those sickly smelling bath sets where half the products are thrown away, and ugly tie that is only trotted out on special occasions, how about you buy a chicken for a suffering family and share the feel-good donation afterglow? Plus there’s usually an informative wee reminder card to give the receiver. A gift that keeps on giving – share the love & do a good deed.

A few quick ideas could be;

Christmas E-cards or gift boxes – Centerpoint 

Christmas

e-cards are a quick, easy and environmentally friendly way
to send your festive wishes to friends and family – while helping young
people escape homelessness at the same time.
– See more at:
http://www.centrepointgifts.org.uk/?AppealID=RWA1314GO&PackageID=SA&xtor=SEC-43-GOO-[Generic]-[]-S-[charity%20gifts%20for%20xmas]&gclid=CjwKEAiA-5-kBRDylPG5096R8mASJABqEdm4ehrucKP_ZMJFYwJra8SCLJezCIOlz9KKaRTP3EuZeRoCjPXw_wcB#sthash.GAcf4Gxv.dpuf

Christmas

e-cards are a quick, easy and environmentally friendly way
to send your festive wishes to friends and family – while helping young
people escape homelessness at the same time.
– See more at:
http://www.centrepointgifts.org.uk/?AppealID=RWA1314GO&PackageID=SA&xtor=SEC-43-GOO-[Generic]-[]-S-[charity%20gifts%20for%20xmas]&gclid=CjwKEAiA-5-kBRDylPG5096R8mASJABqEdm4ehrucKP_ZMJFYwJra8SCLJezCIOlz9KKaRTP3EuZeRoCjPXw_wcB#sthash.GAcf4Gxv.dpuf

Christmas

e-cards are a quick, easy and environmentally friendly way
to send your festive wishes to friends and family – while helping young
people escape homelessness at the same time.
– See more at:
http://www.centrepointgifts.org.uk/?AppealID=RWA1314GO&PackageID=SA&xtor=SEC-43-GOO-[Generic]-[]-S-[charity%20gifts%20for%20xmas]&gclid=CjwKEAiA-5-kBRDylPG5096R8mASJABqEdm4ehrucKP_ZMJFYwJra8SCLJezCIOlz9KKaRTP3EuZeRoCjPXw_wcB#sthash.GAcf4Gxv.dpuf

Centrepoint’s mission is tackling youth homelessness and providing young people with a real opportunity to achieve independence. You can donate a meal, a gift box or Christmas
e-cards, all quick, easy and environmentally friendly ways to send your
festive wishes to friends and family – while helping young people
escape homelessness at the same time.

 A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition

Donate a a few tins or a hamper to a nearby Foodbank – Various

Whatever you can afford to give – non-perishables are usually best as the food banks can hold onto them as long as needed without having to refrigerate.

A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition

Buy a family a schooldesk, a goat or antibiotics for a sick child – Present Aid
Each Present Aid gift bought will help Christian Aid transform the lives of people in poor communities around the world – helping families in countries such as Ethiopia, Haiti, Bangladesh and many more places in need of support.

A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition

providing
young people with
a real opportunity to achieve independence through Centrepoint’s
proven approach to
tackling youth homelessness.
– See more at:
http://www.centrepointgifts.org.uk/?AppealID=RWA1314GO&PackageID=SA&xtor=SEC-43-GOO-[Generic]-[]-S-[charity%20gifts%20for%20xmas]&gclid=CjwKEAiA-5-kBRDylPG5096R8mASJABqEdm4ehrucKP_ZMJFYwJra8SCLJezCIOlz9KKaRTP3EuZeRoCjPXw_wcB#sthash.q6ssycSQ.dpuf

providing
young people with
a real opportunity to achieve independence through Centrepoint’s
proven approach to
tackling youth homelessness.
– See more at:
http://www.centrepointgifts.org.uk/?AppealID=RWA1314GO&PackageID=SA&xtor=SEC-43-GOO-[Generic]-[]-S-[charity%20gifts%20for%20xmas]&gclid=CjwKEAiA-5-kBRDylPG5096R8mASJABqEdm4ehrucKP_ZMJFYwJra8SCLJezCIOlz9KKaRTP3EuZeRoCjPXw_wcB#sthash.q6ssycSQ.dpuf

Buy a family a Chicken, or perhaps a Yak – Save the Children
“Between 1 October and 31 December, whenever you purchase a Wishlist
item, the UK government will match your donation pound for pound up to
£5 million. That means your gift will have double the value and enableGiftAid to do twice as much for children.”

A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition

Adopt a an endangered animal – WWF
They’re insanely cute, gentle giants (unless you happen to be a bamboo plant) and incredibly under threat. Not only do all profits go to fund the care and protection of your
chosen wild animal, your giftee gets their own ‘adoption’ papers AND a
cuddly plush toy version too.

A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition 

A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition

£5, £10, £50 anything that you can spare can go a long way in a small charity, or to a struggling family with barely enough to eat, let alone gifts to give their children during the most gluttonous season of the year.

Just think of Charles Dicken’s poor little matchgirl.

Have you any extra ideas as well? Is there a charity or cause close to your heart?

** None of these charities know I’m touting them about!

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