Christmas is, after all, the season of giving and receiving. Although it was can be so exciting to buy and wrap all the gifts for your friends and family – and then take advantage of all those discounts for yourself – it’s good to give to those a little less fortunate.
As day 2 of the 12 Days of Blogmas challenge, it’s time to shine a little light on some charities at this time of year. I’ve picked two Christmas themed charities and I’m going to tell you a little bit about why they’re worth your time, and money.
This amazing charity was set up in 2014 by a mum of two – Julie Griffin. The idea behind this charity is to provide children from 0-16 with a gift this Christmas. It’s so easy to get caught up in the expense that comes with this time of year, that we forget about the people who are struggling to make ends meet. Hundreds of children go each Christmas without food and shelter, never mind a present – but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can donate a gift to a specific charity on the list and make a child feel special this Christmas. There are loads of charities like this that do a similar thing, I just chose this one since it’s local to me, but you can easily find one near you with a quick google search.
One of the things I love about Glasgow, is that People Make Glasgow. That means people in Glasgow welcome everyone from all over. Refuweegee was set up to welcome refugees who have arrived in the city and need that little helping hand. You can write letters and give a little gift as a welcome to make these people feel safe at this time of year. So even if you can’t spare a few extra pennies, you can still write a heartfelt letter to someone, which will make all the difference for them.
Let me know if you’re planning on doing something creative for a charity this Christmas time. It’s good to share the love and festive spirit after all!
Merry Christmas! – Lauren xx