Tis’ the season to give back! 5 ways you can help someone less fortunate this Christmas
1. Looking for a quirky present for your bestie? Action Aid has you sorted!
From Pigs, to goats to beehives, put a smile on that special someones face with Action Aid’s awesome collection of charity Christmas gifts. There is truly something for everyone! Check it out here.
2. Support One Kind Act’s 2020 Christmas Appeal!
One Kind Act Changes Communities, and the lives of others globally who may have fallen through the net of the larger charities. See how your donation will help someone in need this Christmas:
- £10 to buy a child a Christmas present
- £10 to buy & deliver a bag of festive foods to vulnerable families
- £20 to buy and deliver all the winter necessities to the homeless.
3. Enter into the £4,000 in the ‘Sense’ Christmas raffle!
Raffle tickets cost just £1, and each one you buy could help to ensure that no child who is deafblind or has complex disabilities misses out on experiencing the joy of Christmas.
Yours could be the gift of communication, helping a ‘Sense’ Children and Family Support Worker teach a child who is deafblind their first signs so they can tell their family they love them and even join us in a special sign and sing Christmas carol session.
Your raffle ticket money could also help ‘Sense’ to bring Christmas joy for children who are deafblind through our sensory festive activities. Each child will enjoy the scents, textures, and twinkling lights we all associate with this special time of year.
4. Volunteer with ‘Crisis’ this Christmas
From Newcastle to London, from Edinburgh to Birmingham – there are many locations nationwide that you can help provide vital services to during one of the hardest times of the year.
At Christmas, and throughout the year, ‘Crisis’ helps people directly out of homelessness, and campaigns for the social changes needed to solve it altogether. Their event will look different this year, but they will still be offering connection, care, food, essentials and gifts to their guests through the delivery and remote services offered.
Fancy being a volunteer? Found out how!
5. Support the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal
Many Salvation Army churches and centres across the UK will be running a Christmas Present Appeal, collecting donated presents until mid-December.
You can support your local Christmas Present Appeal by finding your nearest appeal and donating new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children who might not otherwise receive a Christmas present.
The gifts will then be wrapped and distributed to those in need.