Blogmas | 3 Charity Campaigns To Get Involved With This Christmas

It's very easy to get swept up into a bit of a whirlwind at Christmas. Your mind is focused on present shopping, cooking feasts and decorating your house until it looks like Santa's workshop itself. We're all guilty of letting this Christmas craziness keep our minds focused on us and our own families, but it is so important to remember that Christmas is a time of giving; a time of helping others in need. 

Today I wanted to share with you three wonderful charity campaigns taking place this December, all of which it is super easy to get involved with. There are a whole host of other campaigns taking place nationally and locally to you, so I really urge you to take the time to consider the ways you can do your bit to spread the Christmas spirit and help the people who need it most.

Christmas Jumper Day 2018
This years Christmas Jumper Day for Save The Children is taking place on Friday 14th December. The concept is simple: wear a Christmas jumper to work/school/just around the house and make a donation to Save The Children. It's a lovely way to get in the Christmas spirit whilst doing your bit for a wonderful cause. You could go down the traditional route, pick something sparkly or embrace the daft and ugly; the choice is yours. I'm going to be wearing my Christmas jumper on the 14th, are you?

You can find more info about this wonderful campaign here.

Reserve A Place At Crisis This Christmas
Crisis is an amazing UK charity which helps to rebuild the lives of homeless people, supporting them to be permanently out of homelessness. Their ultimate aim is to end homelessness completely. Their Christmas campaign asks you to donate money to support them in their efforts to help people take their first steps out of homelessness this Christmas. A donation of £28.18 gives a homeless person three hot meals (including a Christmas dinner), a bed for the night, the chance to shower and put on fresh clothes and health checks from a doctor, dentist and optician, as well as advice on things like housing and employment, addiction and mental health support, and access to Crisis' year-round education, training and support. The fact that you can offer a person in need so much with a donation of less than £30 is truly amazing.

You can find more info about this wonderful campaign here.

Cash For Kids - Mission Christmas
Each year, Cash For Kids hold an amazing toy appeal in the UK. In the craziness of our own Christmas celebrations, it's unfortunately easy to forget just how many children in this country face the prospect of waking up on Christmas morning with nothing to open. This campaign asks you to do your bit to help combat this by making a donation of just a single unwrapped gift, which will be wrapped and delivered to a child in need near you. There are thousands of drop-off points around the UK (including selected B&M stores and all branches of Wickes, Harveys and Bensons For Beds). It's a wonderful way to really make a difference close to home this Christmas.

You can find more info about this wonderful campaign here.

It's important to remember that you don't have to give a lot to make a difference, so even if you can only afford to donate a small amount it will still really help to support people in need. 

How are you going to be supporting good causes this Christmas?

Catch up on my Blogmas posts:
Day 1: My Christmas Bucket List
Day 2: What I'm Asking Santa For This Year

1 comment:

  1. This is such a lovely post & truly echoes what the season is really all about! My family & I will actually be taking part in donating to the school district we live in. We'll be collecting non-perishable food & other items, like diapers, and leaving them out on our front door to be picked up and distributed to families & children who attend the schools nearby!