Give the Gift of Hope this Christmas

Why considering gifting to charity, instead of physical presents, is more important than ever

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Starting to check off your Christmas list?

When I was in middle school I was mulling over the options of what to get my dad for Christmas. After wandering several shops, nothing really stuck out to me. We all have those people that just seem impossible to shop for. After a lot of consideration I finally decided to make a donation in his name. I chose an organization that donated animals to communities in need around the world.

I remember that gift, specifically, because unlike any other gift I had given before, my dad kept talking about it. He shared the present with his friends, hung the certificate about the gift up at work. For years he talked about that special gift. So why not swap your normal tins of popcorn, Christmas Socks and mugs for a gift that can help to change our world, through charitable gifting!

I’ve written here before about how much “junk” most of the developed world seems to have, tips about being more environmentally conscious and ways that we can give back to our local communities. This year more than ever, I hope you will consider exchanging traditional gift giving for gifts of charity in honor of your loved ones. Times have been challenging for all, in 2020, but the world’s most vulnerable need our support more than ever.

This Christmas consider Gifting Hope for those in need by sending a charitable gift in honor of a loved one, instead of buying them a physical gift. There are many great charities, around the world, helping those in need. Choose your favorite, or one that connects to whoever you are gifting the item to and donate!

If you are looking for a great charity to donate to, I have an option for you. Together, with the BWA, I have created a holiday gift catalogue! I have personally worked with all of the charities and seen how far every penny you donate will go to help poor communities in the Philippines.

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The BWA is a fully volunteer run organization, so unlike larger charities, there is no operational costs. All of your donations will go directly to helping those in need.

1USD=48PHP. Prices can be converted through Paypal or your credit card to match your country’s currency!

Thank you to all those who support this cause or choose to donate to the charity of their choice this holiday season! Together we can make this world brighter this Christmas!

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I've been living abroad for a decade now! My travels have lead me to visit over 80 countries, marry a fellow globetrotter, and reside in 8 countries in four different continents. I am currently based in Brussels, Belgium! Join me as I focus on sustainable budget friendly travel and giving back while living abroad!