There are lots of incredible trusts, charities and non-profit organisations that are doing amazing things in this world to protect endangered animals, tackle plastic pollution and build schools in third world countries. What change would you like to see in this world? Here are gifts you can buy either for yourself or for someone you care about not only to enjoy but also you will be making a difference in the world, that we call home.
Gifts for Good
Did you know that you can give the gift of adopting an Orangutan? These amazing creatures are losing their habitat due to the increase of palm oil production. This can be found in many supermarket products including shampoo and even chocolate. Replacing tropical forests and peatland with palm oil trees is devastating the environment, wildlife and people's quality of life.
Shop for alternative gifts to support the WWF.
Social Bite began as a sandwich shop in 2012 Rose Street Edinburgh. Today it employs more than 70 people across five social enterprise shops in Scotland.
The mission to end homelessness in Scotland. In 2018 after raising funds from Sleep In The Park events, Social Bite Village was launched.
Social Bite Shops will be open again this year on Christmas Day to give Christmas dinner and loving company to homeless people.
"This year we will also be buying a large range of Christmas presents for homeless children and families. Presents will range from toys for children, warm clothes and sanitary and beauty products. These are being distributed to a range of night shelters, refuges and temporary accommodation in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee including Glasgow Night Shelter, Aberdeen Foyer and Edinburgh Women's Aid" - Social Bite
You can buy a homeless person dinner and or a gift here - https://www.itison.com/Glasgow/deals/buy-a-homeless-person-christmas-dinner-a-gift
British Red Cross
Working around the world since 1870 to help people facing hunger, who are caught up in conflict, and who had to flee their homes. But they do so much more including support at home and help with loneliness not just during the holidays but throughout the year.
Gifts of Kindness and Consciously Created Gifts.
It's a hard time of year for many. Find what works for you.
I have selected these amazing organisations, as I have seen first hand how they are making changes, work fast and effectively to help others and be a beacon of light.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous, happy, and healthy New Year. x