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Five charity gifts to donate this christmas

It can sometimes be challenging to find meaningful gifts at Christmas.

But this year, you can bring true joy to your friends and family without going anywhere near a shopping centre.

By purchasing a life-changing charity gift from our Gifts for Good catalogue, you can share a feel-good moment with a loved one, and bring happiness to the life of a child in need. Your act of kindness is a gift that can bring lasting joy.

This year our Gifts for Good catalogue is filled to the brim with creative and thoughtful Christmas donation presents. To help you decide between the lifesavers and big ticket items, here are five gifts that should be on every Christmas list.

Give a Goat as Your Gift

When you give a goat to a family in a developing community, you can help change an entire village. That’s why Chola, from ChildFund Zambia, says the communities we work with love receiving goats.

“The goat program is one of our most successful programs,” he says.

When you give your gift, a family in need will receive a goat and training that will help them turn your initial investment into a family business.

As part of the program, a baby goat is passed to a neighbouring family, which sustains and expands the program.


Donate a Water Filter To Save Lives


Help keep children safe and healthy

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When children cannot access clean water they are more likely to get sick, less likely to stay in school, and their parents are more likely to have to pay expensive medical bills to keep them healthy.

For children in disadvantaged communities, this can be a major hurdle in their childhood, and something that affects them for a lifetime.

By giving a water filter you can help keep children healthy, in school and able to reach their potential.


Scholarship to Send a Girl to School


Provide a scholarship for a girl like Eliya

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The United Nations estimates that of the 600 million adolescent girls that will enter the workforce in the next decade, more than 90% of those living in developing countries will work in the informal sector where low pay, abuse and exploitation are common.

Educated and skilled workers are in high demand, but roughly a quarter of young people – most of them female – are currently not employed or unable to access further education or training.

When you give the gift of a scholarship for a girl in Zambia you are helping her stay in school so she can progress to a meaningful career and make a difference in her community.


Donate Fruit Trees to Fight Child Hunger


Give a gift that keeps giving

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Giving fruit trees as your charity gift not only helps provide children in disadvantaged communities with much-needed nutrition, it can help pay for school fees, medical costs and increase a family’s overall wellbeing.

Ten mango, banana, guava and orange seedlings will grow into reliable fruit trees, producing a delicious source of vitamins for children in communities where food is often in short supply.

As family gardens grow, these crops can be sold at local markets, helping children for years to come.


Gift a Studying Desk for a Child’s Education


Help children with the gift of a studying desk

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In many of the communities where ChildFund works, classrooms are extremely under-resourced. Many children have to spend their school days studying on the floor, with no desks or chairs.

Your gift of a studying desk will help children every day. Instead of spending hours on a hard mud floor, they can go to class and learn at a sturdy, comfortable desk.


What’s On Your Christmas List?

Your donation gift could feed, shelter, clothe and heal a child in any of the countries where we work. To add something special to your Christmas list, browse our gift catalogue, or find out more about how our Gifts for Good work here.

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