Christmas can often be a time of excess, and you find yourself buy gifts for the sake of having something, for people who have everything they could possibly want or need. As Christmas is a time of giving we think it’s important that kids learn the importance of giving to people needier than themselves. So we have put together our top ten charity Christmas gifts.
Give someone a heartwarming gift this Christmas with CARE Australians range of CAREgifts. Perfect for someone who has everything the Help A Child To Survive gift ($73) gives mothers access to maternal health care and information about nutrition so they can give their children the best start to life. Help a child reach their fifth birthday in good health and that is more likely to grow into an active and healthy adult.
Available from: CARE
A baby from Chad eats UNICEF-supplied Plumpy’Nut to help boost their diet and restore good health and feed a growing little body. $64 will put 120 sachets of this important nutritional supplement in the hands of mothers caring for malnourished children around the world.
Available from: UNICEF
Tiny Hearts Paediatric First Aid
Tiny Hearts Paediatric First Aid provide the highest quality training for parents, expecting parents, grandparents, siblings, family members and anyone who is responsible for the health & safety of babies and children. Would you know what actions to take if your baby or children suddenly became seriously injured or ill? It is our mission to educate the community in the importance of Paediatric First Aid and the skills of CPR. Our courses have been designed by paramedics.
Tiny Hearts have developed this gorgeous paediatric first aid kit specifically designed to manage and medical emergency your precious little one might face! Endorsed by Megan Gale!
Available from: Tiny Hearts First Aid
When endangered animals are gone, they’re gone forever. We won’t let that happen. Together, we can ensure their survival. When you adopt, your gift will go towards protecting a range of endangered animals. Your donation will be supporting WWF’s essential conservation work – protecting the habitat, preserving the food and ensuring the safety of threatened species locally and globally.
Available from: WWF
Asylum Seekers Resource Centre
At the ASRC our members, our volunteers, our staff and our supporters operate as a community of compassion – one that achieves extraordinary things together every day. Your donation goes directly to providing services to support asylum seekers: legal appointments, housing, health care, employment services, English language classes, food and advocacy. Every donation helps ease poverty and hunger, but also provides an untold amount of hope.
Available now from: ASRC
World Vision Gifts is an inspiring way of giving gifts and spreading joy around the world. Your gifts won’t just put a smile on the faces of friends and family – they’ll also help children and their families living in poverty. When you choose a life changing gift on behalf of a loved one, your special gift represents the activities your donation will support.
Available from: World Vision
The Flying Doctors
The Flying Doctor transports babies every year. Each time a baby is transported in an infant incubator, disposable equipment is used to closely monitor the baby’s condition. Help keep our babies safe and warm.
Available from: Royal Flying Doctors
Oxfam Unwrapped charity gifts are positively, without doubt, hands down the best charity gift cards in the world. Ever. Here’s why. Thanks to people like you, Oxfam Unwrapped is helping to transform the lives of people living in poverty by providing education, clean water and other life-changing essentials. So when you gift a goat, not only will you give warm fuzzies to someone you know, you’ll be helping stop poverty for good. There’s a gift to suit everyone and you can choose to send a personalised card, an e-card or even a card to print at home.
Available from: Oxfam
Knowing there’s someone there who’s looking out for you, day in, day out – when you’re elderly and living alone that’s vital, especially at Christmas. You can help families in crisis this Christmas by making a donation to Red Cross’ Christmas Appeal. Your donation will help provide clean water; isolated elderly Australians receive a daily phone call or support people recovering from a disaster.
Available from: Red Cross
Youth Off The Streets
Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation working for young people aged 12-21 who are facing challenges of homelessness, drug and alcohol dependency, exclusion from school, neglect and abuse. We support these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal traumas such as neglect and physical, psychological and emotional abuse. $50 can help pay for individual counselling for one young person like Harry from our resident Psychologist this Christmas. $100 can help pay for our crisis intervention services to reach homeless kids this Christmas. $150 can help pay for one month of group counselling sessions for a young person like Harry. $500 can help provide a young person with 3 weeks of learning in one of our independent high schools, helping kids like Harry escape homelessness and disadvantage for good.
Available from: Youth Off The Streets