5 Charities to Help You Gift Differently this Christmas, and Help People in Need
BY THE SPILL
Are you tired of buying new stuff, and mindlessly gifting for Christmas? We’ve got you. If you're looking for a way to give back this year, and contribute to something good, these charities could really use your help. You can choose from a selection of items to ship directly to the people who need it, donate, or get yourself a treat knowing the proceeds will go to a charity working with marginalised communities. Let’s dive in.
1. Choose Love
Choose Love really is a store like no other, and it’s no wonder that it rallied such a large community of supporters over the years. A store where you can buy real items and life-saving interventions going straight to refugees and displaced people around the world. Everything you buy can be sent from you or in the name of your loved ones, which makes it a beautiful Christmas gift. Among the items to choose from, warm Winter clothing, hot food, medical equipment and care for unaccompanied children will truly make a difference. You can make this a one-time purchase or choose a monthly subscription, so this year, why not shop with love?
2. Arthouse Unlimited
Arthouse Unlimited is a charity presenting the artistic talent of adults living with complex neuro-diverse and physical support needs. 100% of their sales sustain the charity, enabling it to grow and evolve. You can find several levels of donations, and shop a range of items that would make great Christmas gifts; from their Wellbeing range to their collection of household, beauty, food items, and other Christmas gestures. Their company gifting option also features beautifully illustrated boxes packed with your chosen presents.
3. Action for Children
With Action for Children, you can choose a charity gift that supports a vulnerable child. You can also dedicate your gift to a loved one, and pick an impactful Christmas present no matter your budget, from a healthy breakfast every day for a week for only £5, to toys and books for £15, or a child’s bed for £125. Of course, you can also opt for a monthly donation, or make a quick one-time donation. Whatever you choose, you’ll definitely help put the magic back into Christmas.
ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. By donating to their Christmas appeal, you can help a woman shelter from violence this Christmas, with several monthly tiers to choose from. If you’re looking for a personalised gift, their Great for Christmas page features many options, such as period kits which will help ActionAid to end period poverty, providing vital menstrual products, clean underwear and soap for refugees in an emergency situation. Their shelter kit could also provide a family with the materials they need to create a safe place to sleep while they rebuild their lives.
Shelter is a charity that campaigns for tenant rights in Great Britain. With their new Christmas 2022 range, you can choose from over 40 jolly Christmas card designs to crackers, gift wrap and indulgent flavours of fair trade chocolate. Each item sold helps raise vital funds to support people facing homelessness and housing issues across the UK. Of course, you can also choose to purchase some of their donated clothing items online, from womenswear to menswear and childrenswear, as well as merch and artist collabs.