Stay on budget this holiday season with charitable gift-giving
Tracking down meaningful gifts on a budget can be stressful – that’s where we come in.
Feeling the extra pinch this year? You’re not alone. With the rising cost of living, many of us are looking to curb spending money on expensive or material gifts. The good news is that you don’t need to spend a tonne to make an impression. Charitiable gifts can help you save money, time and spread Christmas cheer to children and families living in poverty around the world.
Don’t know where to start? We’re here to help! Ahead, you’ll find inexpensive charitable gift ideas that won’t break the bank (but will make the world of difference to children and their families).
Easy, affordable and charitable gift ideas for holiday giving
Our catalogue of Gifts for Good is packed full of budget-friendly and ethical gifts that improve the lives of others and bring meaning to our own. There’s something to suit every price point and interest. Is your friend an animal lover? Gift a dozen chickens; their eggs give children a daily dose of vital nutrients and can help provide a steady inco.me for families in poor communities.
Here are a few more life-saving essentials that you can gift vulnerable children – all under $50!
1. Mosquito net – $10
Help protect children against malaria and save lives by gifting an insecticide-treated mosquito net.
2. One warm blanket & pillow – $23
Help keep a child warm and comfortable, and off concrete slabs and dirt floors.
3. One warm jacket – $30
Protect children against the cold as temperatures start to dip
Fight child hunger with a lasting source of delicious and nutritious food.
Make a donation on behalf of someone you care about
One-off donations are a great way to tailor your charity gift to individual interests and issues that matter most to the people you care about, while staying within your gifting budget. You can choose specific events or campaigns, such as emergency relief efforts or holiday fundraisers.
ChildFund supports a number of emergencies and important causes that you can get behind. Your donation – big or small – will help us respond to urgent needs in a timely manner. You can donate to:
Your donation will help provide food, water, sanitation, and shelter needed to support thousands of children and families now homeless after a series of devastating earthquakes in Herat Province.
Make a life-changing donation and help girls go to school. Your donation will provide school supplies, teacher training and show girls, their families and the community why learning matters.
By donating any amount of your choice, we can direct it to where it’s most needed. Your funds will help support children and families in areas such as education, health and child protection.
This holiday make a donation on behalf of someone you care about
Wondering whether charitable contributions are gifts? Absolutely! One-off donations are a great way to tailor your charity gift to acknowledge issues that matter most to the people you care about, while staying within your gifting budget. You can choose specific events or campaigns, such as emergency relief efforts or holiday fundraisers.
Start a fundraiser and tell everyone about it!
Instead of searching for the perfect inexpensive gift, why not do something different and encourage your loved ones to join you in a fundraiser that supports a cause or charity close to your heart?
Setting up a donation page is an effective and easy way to raise funds and spread awareness about issues affecting children in poverty. You can make your holiday money go further by creating a Facebook Fundraiser to help keep children stay healthy, safe and have the childhood they need. You can also create a ‘donate’ button on Instagram or a GoFundMe page. Just remember to share the link with friends, families and even strangers – the more the merrier!
Hosting a Christmas themed trivia or a movie night is another great fundraising option. It’s a fun and low-cost way to spend time with friends and family while raising money for an important cause of your choosing. You can register your event here.
Think outside the box this festive season
There are plenty of creative and meaningful ways to show your love and appreciation for those closest to you without hurting your wallet.
No matter your budget, you can find great charitable gifts to give this year (you’ll also boost your tax return for next year). After all, every dollar counts in helping children and their families and communities.