Four Ways to Give Back During A Time Of Increasing Need For Many

Christmas is the season of giving, right?  It can, however, also be the season where everything becomes a little too hectic and you lose sight of what’s important. 

The Brainy One and I give to charity all year-round and have done since we were first married. This year, so many more people are in need of extra support and we’ve thought a great deal about how best we might be able to help.

Regent Street

Here are four ways we’re embracing the season of giving:

  1. Donating money and dry foodstuffs to a food bank.  We donate cash to the food bank where our brother-in-law is a trustee and cooker of Christmas lunch for 50+ homeless people, and we donate a basket of groceries at our local supermarket.
  2. Donating a Christmas gift to a charity local to us and filling a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child
  3. We’ve supported the Metropolitan Police’s Christmas Appeal again this year.  We bought gift vouchers to donate to a teen the same age as The Boy.
  4. Donating a pint of blood.  Supplies often run low over the Christmas and New Year period, so maybe consider donating a pint as a Christmas gift to yourself.  I’m donating early in the New Year.  British readers can find out more here.

10 thoughts on “Four Ways to Give Back During A Time Of Increasing Need For Many

  1. Thank you for all the good you do. I give monthly to two charities, the monthly donation is essential for charities to plan ahead and I have no intention of ever stopping these donations, however poor this government makes me!!
    Every Christmas I choose a charity to donate to, in lieu of buying a gift for himself and he to me. This year I am unsure where to give, so many people in so much need, but I think the local food Bank will be my choice, it’s hard to think of people being hungry in our own country.

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    1. I know that more and more are finding these times tougher than they ever expected and I think those who are able to contribute should do exactly that.
      The rise in numbers using Food Bank is terrifying, we are donating as often as we can.


  2. We always contribute to the Reverse Advent Calendar collection at our local food bank – where you put aside one item a day for 24 days in November and then hand over the hamper at the beginning of December. The items they collect are all the non perishables that a family would need for Christmas meals. We contribute all year to this local charity but this is a lovely idea to ensure that everyone can enjoy a nice meal or two with a few extra luxuries.

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