In the spirit of giving, we wanted to share some wonderful charity initiatives that you can help support.
The BookTrust Christmas Appeal
The BookTrust Christmas Appeal raises money to send book parcels to children who are vulnerable or in care. Their families might be facing challenging circumstances or significant hardship, and some children may be spending this Christmas away from their families for the first time.
Last Christmas, 14,250 children received a festive book parcel in the run-up to Christmas. And for the first time, some parcels were given out through community food banks to help some families who have been adversely affected by lockdowns and who were facing a difficult Christmas.
The BookTrust Christmas Appeal will return this Christmas, or you can donate now to support and fund a range of activities for children who need extra support.
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
MAP is a UK-based charity that has been helping Palestinian communities for over 30 years. They provide health and medical care to those who are affected the worst by conflict, occupation and displacement.
It’s a great initiative that is helping to make a difference in Palestine with those who have been dealing with displacement and war throughout their entire lives. We believe it is important to help those who don’t have access to the same resources that we do.
MAP is looking for help all-year round, so any support will go a long way. To help those in Palestine this Christmas, they’re running several different initiatives to get involved in.
It’s important to remember that not everyone has the privilege of spending the holidays with loved ones. Almost 1.5 million older people feel lonelier at Christmas than any other time of year.
One charity that is making Christmas a little brighter for those who are more vulnerable and alone is AgeUK. They have a number of lovely services, such as matching an older person with a telephone friend, to ensure that no one feels alone this festive season.
Advent of Change
Advent of Change is a great non-profit organisation that creates beautiful, everyday products that donates to multiple charities and raises awareness for their amazing work.
To date, they have donated over half a million pounds between more than 100 incredibly deserving charities, and raised a whopping £235,000 in just last year alone!
With one single purchase, you can help support their mission of making the world a more fair, equal and sustainable place.