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10 Valentine’s Day charity gifts for him or her

Whether you’re one half of a blossoming romance, or a steadfast single with a best friend to match, the pressure is on to get that perfect Valentine’s Day gift. It’s pretty serious business right? 

For those Valentines looking for a more meaningful and thoughtful gift, look no further than our range of Gifts for Good, a great gift for him or her. 

1. Donate a furry friend as a Valentine’s Day gift

Animals can make loving companions, but for families living in poverty they can offer so much more. They can help provide a family with nutritious food and provide a source of income.

This Valentine’s Day, consider donating one of these furry friends as your charity gift:

  • Chickens: A dozen chickens provide nutritious eggs for children to eat and additional eggs can be sold at local markets.. 
  • Goats: Goat milk can help children grow up strong, and goat manure can be used as a fertiliser for crops and gardens. 
  • Sheep: Wool can be used to weave textiles for the family, which in turn can be sold at markets. Sheep milk can be turned into cheese and yoghurt, which can help children grow up strong. 

2. Give a child a bright future with an educational gift

Every child needs an education to learn about themselves and the world around them. Children around the world struggle to remain in school, because their parents can’t afford tuition or they’re forced to drop out to work and support the family.

You and your Valentine can give a child a bright future with these educational gifts:

  • School supplies: Pens, pencils and notebooks are unaffordable for many parents in developing countries. Your generous gift will provide a child what they need for an entire school year. 
  • School uniform: Children without school uniforms are less likely to attend school, but your gift will give them the confidence to do their best in class.

3. Charity gifts that keep a child safe and sound

The cold reality for many children overseas is life without comfort, and the threat of preventable diseases. Make your Valentine’s Day gift count with a donation that will keep children safe: 

  • Blankets: Some children sleep on a concrete slab or a hard dirt floor, but these blankets could keep a child warm on a cold winter’s night. 
  • Mosquito nets: Mosquito bites are one of the most common ways malaria is transmitted in developing countries. A simple net can protect a child from mosquitos while they sleep.

4. Nutritious food for thought as your charity gift

Many children and their families around the world do not have a reliable source of food and clean water.. You and your loved one can change lives this Valentine’s Day by donating one of these gifts to children and families in need::

  • Packs of seeds: Help a family grow a small garden with a variety of nutritious food to help prevent child  malnutrition and ensure children go to school with full bellies.
  • Fruit trees: As a source of food, additional income and shade, these trees can help give families a fresh start. 
  • Water filters: Access to clean drinking water can help protect children from preventable and life-threatening waterborne diseases.

Give a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift to your loved one

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all bling and glamour. Give a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift to your loved one, and show them how it only takes one person to change a life any day of the year.

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