With the holiday season right around the corner, many of us are thinking of gift ideas for our loved ones. This is also the time of year when we think about those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
The holiday season does not mean cozy family gatherings in warm fuzzy socks, by a pile of gifts for everyone. Many in our own communities are living in shelters, don’t have warm clothes or enough to eat, let alone Christmas gifts under their trees. Others around the world lack basic necessities like clean water, food, medical supplies, and much more. Help is needed year-round, but charities rely on support the most at this time of the year.
With the right charitable holiday gift, you can give a meaningful gift to your loved one and help change the life of someone in need. Need ideas? Here are a few ways to make an impact this holiday season with a gift that gives back.
Charitable holiday gifts for every cause
A charitable gift lets you give a meaningful gift to a loved one while making a tangible difference for those in need. You can help your loved ones support a cause they care about, or choose a gift for yourself and help your favourite charities. With gifts for different causes, you can find something for everyone on your list and feel good knowing your gift will make an impact. You can also find a gift that fits your budget with gifts ranging from less than $25 to up to $250.
What kind of impact can a charitable gift have? Your gift can provide warm clothes for someone on the streets, books for a classroom, or give a family a source of food and income by sending them a goat or chicken. Other gifts can help build a school, provide life-saving medical necessities, protect vulnerable wildlife and forests, or treat injured animals.
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Charity Gift Cards
Can’t find the perfect charitable gift? Give a Charity Gift Card and let your loved ones decide which charity to support!
You choose the card design and donation value, and the recipient chooses the charity they want to support. With a CanadaHelps Charity Gift Card, they can choose from every charity in Canada – there are over 86,000! You both feel great knowing you’ve made a difference! Plus, you get a tax receipt for the value of the gift card.
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Dedicate your donation
Another way to touch hearts this holiday season is by dedicating your donation. Make a donation to your loved one’s favourite charity and let them know by sending a personalized donation eCard! You can choose to donate in someone’s honour or in the memory of a loved one. Dedication options are available during donation checkout on Canadahelps.org.
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Give someone a joyful Christmas
Thinking of ways to spread smiles this holiday season or know someone who loves Christmas? Consider donating to a Christmas charity! These charities provide Christmas gifts in the form of toys for kids, Christmas hampers for families, and comfort to those experiencing poverty, homelessness, or isolation during the holiday season. Donate to Christmas charities, and help those in need experience the joy and magic of Christmas. You even can dedicate your donation to a loved one with a Christmas-themed eCard!
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