I’m not particularly religious; so for me, Christmas is about children and the spirit of giving. That’s why I am excited to talk about Plan Canada’s Gifts of Hope program, which lets you give meaningful gifts by helping children in developing countries.
Each of the Gifts of Hope are unique and bring real change to children in communities around the world. For example, one of the gifts that you can give is a goat. That’s right – a goat! The $75 for a goat goes provides training in raising and breeding the goats.
In particular, I think most of us struggle to find meaningful ways to express our gratitude to that special tutor, piano teacher, sports coach, or bus driver. These people can really make such a difference in our children’s lives, so it always feels good to say thank-you at this time of year. Plus, since these people obviously care deeply about children, you can be certain that they will appreciate a gift that creates meaningful change in a child’s life – and all for as little as $10!
You can choose from over 40 impactful gifts. Here are a few of my personal favourite Gifts of Hope:
- Bed Nets: This gift provides bed nets to families, offers training in how to use them, and protects the lives of almost 7 million people in developing countries, where malaria infections threaten lives year-round.
- Baby Chicks: More than just seriously cute, baby chicks bring powerful income-generating ability for a family. This gift is irresistibly sweet and undeniably life-changing.
- Clean Water for Families: Community-based water solutions, including training on proper sanitation, brings clean water – and peace of mind – to families.
Why not take a visit to the Gift of Hope site and see which gifts are your favourites?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Plan Canada.