7 life-changing gift ideas

By Jacqui Ooi, Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
Photo: A reading kit for children in Cambodia includes flash cards, word games and more to make learning fun in rural villages, where access to educational materials is limited and literacy levels are low.

Photo: A reading kit for children in Cambodia includes flash cards, word games and more to make learning fun in rural villages, where access to educational materials is limited and literacy levels are low.

Stuck for gift ideas for your loved ones this Christmas? Here are 7 unique gifts from ChildFund’s Gifts for Good appeal that will not only put a smile on their face but transform the lives of children in disadvantaged communities around the world.

  1. For the bookworm in your family, you can donate a reading kit ($90) for children in Cambodia with a set of fun, bright and interactive games to help them learn to read.
  2. Anyone who loves cooking will enjoy a gift of two chickens ($21), providing nutritious eggs and a vital income source for a family in Kenya, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Uganda or Zambia.
  3. The science buff in your life will love knowing you’ve given a fog trap ($39) to a family in Laos, enabling them to collect fresh water every night from the dense fog that hangs over their village.
  4. Know a keen gardener? A gift of papaya sprouts and pumpkin seeds ($15) will help a family in Myanmar grow healthy fruit and veg to feed their children and earn an income.
  5. If you’re friends with someone crafty, they will be thrilled to know a weaving loom ($88) has been given on their behalf. This gift will go to a mother in Laos to start her own business, helping her to provide food, clothes and education for her children.
  6. For the budding environmentalist in your family, how about a gift of a solar lamp ($50)? This will be life-changing for a child living without electricity in Cambodia’s remote villages – helping them to read, study and stay safe after dark.
  7. Shopping for a sports fan? You can’t go past a gift of two rugby balls ($35) or a pair of sports shoes ($44) for a child in Laos, so they can take part in sport safely, learn new skills and stay healthy.

Get involved now

Check out the full range of charity gifts available through Gifts for Good at www.childfund.org.au/gifts or call 1800 023 600.

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