This holiday season, give the gift of giving! Help your children raise money to purchase gifts from their favorite charity. When purchasing gifts this year, keep in mind who you are supporting with your purchase. Here are some great gift ideas that give back!
Over 12 million children in sub-Saharan Africa have been Orphaned due to AIDS. This amazing organization provides Americans with a seasonal opportunity to support Children and add something more meaningful to their Christmas tree.
I’m co-hosting an Ornament Giveaway until the 11th, but if you missed it you should consider purchasing one of their unique ornaments for your tree or as a gift.
Maybe you are on a tight budget this Christmas. That’s ok! All you need is TIME! Ornaments 4 Orphans needs volunteers to set up official O4O Christmas Trees in their Church, Business, or School. The deadline to participate is December 17th! Visit their Get Involved Page to learn more.
Give Jewelry is a sustainable movement to provide food for orphans throughout Indonesia. Under Indonesian law, only citizens of the country can adopt children from its orphanages. That means, most of the orphans will live in the orphanages their whole lives. The purchase of 1 bracelet provides an orphan with 1 WEEK of food, hope, and shows them the LOVE of God through strangers like YOU!
Most of the bracelets are under $15 and my favorite are the charm bracelets and leather bracelets here. Checkout Give Jewelry’s amazing documentary of their recent trip to the Orphanages they support and follow them on Pinterest to get updates on all their new jewelry designs.
Women in Kenya are in desperate need of maternity care. Mothers often force their daughters into prostitution and 20,000 children are trafficked for sex every year. When young women become pregnant they are kicked out of school and have no where to go for support.
The Mercy House was founded by one of my favorite bloggers. You can watch the video about her story here. They exist to provide alternative options for pregnant girls living on the streets and also aid them in education, nutrition, housing, prenatal/postnatal care, Bible study, counseling and job skills for sustainable living!
Even more gifts that give:
Love 146– Shirts, accessories and partner stores that help end child trafficking and exploitation.
World Vision– Gifts that empower impoverished people around the world.
Peru Paper Co.– Handmade staionary designed and crafted by Peruvian Women.
Serrv– Beautiful home goods and more. A founding member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Krochet Kids– Clothing and Accessories that create sustainable economic development programs to developing countries.
Save the Children– Provide relief to children around the world.
Christ Kitchen- Gift Baskets full of edible goodies provides opportunities for women living in poverty in Spokane, Washington.
Women Helping Other Women– A Non-profit Bakery providing jobs and training to women in unfortunate situations.
Lambs Farm- A variety of edible gifts and candles, they help people with developmental dissablities live as independantly as possible through training and education.
Cookies for Kids with Cancer -100% proceeds go to fund Pediatric Cancer Research
Can you add to this list? Please leave a comment!
Is your budget tight this season?