This Christmas, I would really like for you to think about giving charity gifts as part of your gift giving with your family and friends this year. It only takes a small amount of money from our perspective to make a big difference in the life of someone else, and it’s so wonderful receiving gifts like this because basically everyone I know would give up one pointless gift a year to support sending money where it is needed.
In Tear Australia, you can buy something for as little as $5, including chickens, preschool classes and health and nutrition education, all the way up to things like training health care workers for $110, a classroom teacher for $200, or a well or water system for $1700.
Oxfam have, among other things, chickens, goats, wells, toys for children, and hygiene kits.
World Vision have similar gifts, with mosquito nets, toys, immunisations, pigs, llamas, and training for teachers.
Charity Gifts and Karma Currency links you with specific charities like the World Wildlife Fund, Caritas, UNICEF and Australian Red Cross.
Instead of spending $30 on a small trinket that will be cleared out with the clutter in a few years time, you could buy:
This Christmas, please think about giving a ‘charity gift’ so that you can give something this Christmas that will mean so much to people who have so little.