Gifts that keep on giving
This Christmas, give a gift that matters and can change a person's life.
The Christmas rush has begun and many of us are still frantically searching for gifts. This year instead of giving another chocolate just to fill the stocking, why not give a gift that can help someone in their time of need.
We found some organisations which make it easy for you to give a charitable gift this season. Alternatively, you can make a donation on behalf of a family member instead of giving them a gift.
Gifts for Good
They make it sound so simple. Choose a gift, customise an e-card and change a life. Gifts for Good lets you browse through a selection of alternative gifts (like HIV tests and food parcels) that you can then buy and donate to a project in need. The value of your gift is then sent to a selected charity. The charity also submits a report on how they are using the funds, so you can make sure your gift is being put to good use. You can then send a e-card to your friend/family member showing the contribution you have made on thier behalf. See gifts4good.co.za
FoodBank South Africa
Did you know that it takes R10 to feed 6 hungry people for a day? Make a difference by sharing your smart shopper points with Hampers Against Hunger, a Pick n Pay initiative, and all proceeds will be given to FoodBank. Your contribution will go towards creating and distributing food parcels to the hungry. You can also SMS “Foodbank” to 40421 to donate R20 and feed 12 hungry people. See Foodbank.org.za
This special number takes its name from the prison number given to Nelson Mandela when he was incarcerated on Robben Island. So why not buy a 46664 copper or black pearl bangle for your loved one this Christmas? All products purchased help raise funds for the 46664's projects.
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Gifts that matter
UNICEF South Africa have launched a fantastic campaign called Gifts That Matter. It's a way of gift-giving that helps South African children in need. Give your family and friends a super cute card confirming you've helped a child in need in their honour. All you need to do is visit UNICEF online, select a sweet Christmas e-card and choose a donation amount. You can then personalise the card with a special message for the recipient. Visit unicef.org.za