Give a little good this Christmas

While getting presents is a definite plus at Christmas, giving something back can be just as rewarding. This year, more than ever, charities need your help to support the vulnerable children, adults and animals who might night have as much reason to celebrate.

Here’s a list of a few charities who could benefit from your support (but there are so many more great causes out there):

Oxfam Unwrapped

Giving gifts is one of the great joys of Christmas. But for some, a new bike or remote-control car is not at the top of their priorities. At Oxfam you can purchase a gift card for the value of safe water, education for girls, food for a family, chicken and goats. The money spent on each gift card is used to fight against poverty.

Crisis this Christmas

Support someone who’s homeless and give them a Crisis Christmas . Your help ensures people have access to essential food, festive treats and a place to stay over Christmas. As well as year-round support, education and training.

Salvation Army: Christmas Present Appeal

Many Salvation Army churches and centres are running a Christmas Present Appeal , collecting donated toys and gifts for children who might not get a present this year. If you want to donate, contact your local Salvation Army to find out where and how to give.

The BookTrust Christmas Appeal

This year more than ever, there will be children who may not be looking forward to Christmas. At the BookTrust you can give £10 and send a special book gift to a vulnerable child. Your donation could help brighten Christmas for over 14,250 children who are vulnerable or in care.

RSPCA: Christmas Rescue

Donate to the RSPCA’s Christmas Rescue and support the rescue, rehoming or release of vulnerable animals. Your money will help staff the Animal Rescue Line, keep Animal Rescue Teams on the road, and look after the animals in their care.

The Trussell Trust Food Bank

The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks, providing emergency food and support to people living in poverty in the UK. You can donate food supplies to one of their local foodbanks as well as at supermarket collection points. Or if you prefer, make a monetary donation online.

GOSH: Christmas Stocking Appeal

Every child should have the chance to be at home with their families for Christmas Day. Great Ormand Street Hospital are asking for donations to help fund the vital resources they need to get seriously ill children back home as quickly as possible.

Lots of charities are looking for help and support over the festive season, not just the ones on this list. And there are loads of different things you can do to get involved – from donating, to volunteering, to fundraising. Every little helps and could make this Christmas great for someone in need.

  • SMARTY Team
  • December 14th, 2020