We all know that Christmas is really about gifts (as well as being nice to each other and talking to people you love, etc. etc.)
However, the best part of the gifts is the feeling you get when you give them, especially if the recipient is super grateful. This year, give something to someone who really needs something. Whether it’s a toy at your local mall’s gift giving box, or a coffee gift card to someone asking for something warm.
Here are 5 easy to do, charitable gift options to truly make someone’s day.
UNICEF Survival Gifts® are real gifts with real impact delivered to the children who need them most. Each live-saving gift can be dedicated to family, friends, or anyone you wish to honour, and includes your choice of an electronic or printed card.
Or, you can buy something for yourself from UNICEF cards, gifts and over 5,000 handmade items. Every purchase helps UNICEF save and protect children.
Their mission is to lead the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes to live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes, and discovering a cure. To do this, they need your help. You can donate to Diabetes Canada here or support them by buying one of their useful guides.
Food Banks Canada is dedicated to helping the millions of people who turn to food banks for help each year. Food Banks Canada works with 550 food banks and more than 3000 food programs across Canada. In addition to a range of food-related programs for adults and children, many also offer other forms of support such as skills training, community kitchens and gardens, and helping people search for jobs, housing, or affordable child care.
You can donate to Food Banks Canada here and put it under your own name or on behalf of someone else. Either way, it’s going to a great cause.
Your donation extends to every woman in BC. Together, we will ensure that women and newborns have access to the highest quality healthcare when, where, and how they need it.
You can donate here and make sure mothers and their new arrivals have the best possible care.
For every bag of delicious and organic Nature’s Path Love Crunch Granola (trust me, I’ve had a lot of this), they donate the equivalent in cash or organic food to the Food Bank – up to $1 million per year. All you have to do is buy a box of Love Crunch cereal, granola bars (yum!), or a pouch of granola and you’ve already helped. Here’s a handy store locator.