5 Ways to Make a Difference this Christmas

‘Tis almost the season, when consumerism goes into overdrive and stress levels run high. Here are some things you can contribute to this Christmas, to help you remember what it’s all about:

Salvation Army Christmas Appeal
Salvation Army are running a Christmas Appeal, where you can donate to buy someone a School Essentials Kit, a Christmas Hamper, or $100 Temporary Accommodation.

Auckland City Mission
Auckland City Mission are running a ‘Santa’s Helpers’ appeal until December 9; collecting funds, non-perishable food, and Christmas gifts to give to those in need.

Women’s Refuge
You can support Women’s Refuge New Zealand by volunteering; making a financial donation; or donating good quality furniture, bedding, clothing, household items and children’s books.

World Vision Smiles Gifts
Choose meaningful gifts (like a mosquito net, a veggie garden, or education for a child) for people in developing nations, and gift them on behalf of your friends and loved ones. They’ll thank you for it.

Tearfund Gift For Life
Similarly, Tearfund NZ have a Gift For Life initiative, where you can buy gifts to give to someone in need on behalf of someone else. Click here to find out more.