A Card That Says More Than “Merry Christmas”
Her Gifts for Good are carefully considered and she ensures the accompanying cards she gets to give her family and friends say more than just “Merry Christmas”.
“When I buy Gifts for Good I try to focus on things we take for granted, like food, health services and education,” Kate says.
“Each person on my Christmas list gets a letter from me that explains why I am not giving them a ‘physical gift’, and why I’d rather spend the money on Gifts for Good. I explain that, for me, the real joy of Christmas is sharing time with friends and family, so that’s my Christmas gift for them all instead of physical gifts.”
What Charity Gifts Can You Buy?
This year’s Gifts for Good catalogue includes the usual goodies that make great gifts for children, such as:
- A pair of shoes
- Children’s library books
- A school uniform
- A scholarship for a child
- Warm clothes
- A hand washing station
- A new classroom
The gifts will go to children in need in countries as near as Papua New Guinea and as far as Zambia.
Why Give Charity Gifts This Christmas?
Kate says she hopes that buying Gifts for Good prompts her family and friends to think more broadly about the spirit of giving.
“I would like to see everyone buy Gifts for Good,” she says. “It also helps younger people in my family, such as my nieces, nephews, and godchildren, understand that there’s no Santa for many children in other parts of the world. By forgoing just one present from me, they’ve helped make a difference to a family that doesn’t get any presents.”