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Christmas Charity Gifts (and ways to do good)
edited 22 December 2022 at 6:24PM in Shop but don't drop
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Presents include solar panels for Peru, clean water taps and eco loos for Zimbabwe and floating gardens for Bangladesh as well as the usual range of cuddly animals (to give people a livelihood). Based on the "small is beautiful" principles of E.F. Schumacher, this charity has some really creative ideas for changing lives and is well worth considering.
The practical action.org site will tell you more.
This charity, through their Worldgifts campaign, will allow you to buy essential items that will make a real difference to people who are living in poverty. Gifts range from chickens, goats through to a health clinic.
Just wanted to second the request to add Practical Action - the charity present link is http://practicalpresents.org/
They really are an exceptional charity finding ways to use innovative ideas to transform the lives of some of the poorest people.
For an idea of the kinds of things, have a look at the Cool Zeer Pot that they developed to keep food cool in Sudan.
Just bought some poo for a friend..brilliant!
The person you are buying the gift for receives a card, that explains how the gift is helping the RSPCA's work.
Mothers' Union also have "make a Mothers's Day" with ethical gifts for Mothering Sunday.
One of our supporters has told us about this site and recommended that we could list our virtual gifts here.
I work for a charity called The Brooke. We are an international animal welfare organisation dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world's poorest communities.
You can order virtual gifts and Christmas cards from our shop www(dot)thebrookeshop(dot)org (sorry it won't let me post links due to being a new user). Gifts include a 'Happy Harness', which allows a hardworking horse, donkey or mule to pull their loads without ropes rubbing and cutting into their skin. The Brooke will also show the animal’s owner how to fit their harness properly to prevent any pain and suffering in the future.