Charity Christmas gifts
The Christmas season is the perfect time to think about supporting those in need, especially after the bumpy few years we've all had. If anything, the last few years have shown us the importance of taking care of our community, neighbours, and the world around us by doing our part and helping where we can.
Many charities offer the ability to buy gifts or donate on behalf of others at this time of year. This can be a great option for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family members. Not only does it fill you and the gift recipient with the spirit of Christmas, but it can make a huge difference to the charity in question too.
If you’ve already finished your Christmas shopping and bought everyone the perfect gift, firstly, well done! But don’t worry, gifting isn’t the only way you can support charities across the country this festive season.
Donate to charity for Christmas
There are lots of great ways you can help national and local charities at this time of year. Many charities find themselves overwhelmed with extra people needing help, so volunteering your time can be a great way to help out. If, however, time is not something you can spare during the holidays then there are a couple of ways you can donate money, allowing a charity to pay for more resources.
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Help at Christmas
Helping others and knowing that your contribution has made a difference to someone's life is an incredibly rewarding feeling. But sometimes it's us that need that little bit of extra help and at this time of year that’s even more common. If you’re having a tough time with money or perhaps your mental health has taken a bit of a hit, there is lots of help and advice available for free. Below is a list of organisations that can help with a range of different issues that many of us feel at this time of year.
- combatting loneliness in later life through their friendship services
– always there for people who need to talk, at any time of the year
Struggling with money
– providing practical information and support to people facing financial insecurity
– offering free advice and plans to help with debt
– free support for anyone struggling with gambling
Mental health support
– making sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone
– a mental health charity for children, young people and their families
Remember, whatever you might be going through during the festive season, or the rest of the year, you’re not alone. There are lots of free resources and charities out there waiting to help make things better.