Each Christmas we always try to take time and remind our girls about the true meaning of the season.
Behind all the excitement of presents and the enormous amounts of food.
We remember those who haven’t what we have.
The girls get one monetary gift each year which they choose to donate to a charity of their choice or to buy something for someone in need.
So this year when I heard of the charity Gift and Befriend I was excited as this was the perfect way for my daughters to really see those they are helping and also giving them freedom over what they wish purchase.
Over at Gift and Befriend you register to become a giver you then get to learn about those in need known as the receivers and what they actually need from their own Amazon wish list. You then get to choose the items you would like to purchase from their lists and they get shipped directly to them.
I think this is a fantastic idea, especially as one of the main reasons I hear about people’s reluctance to donate to charities is their concern about how much the actual person in need really gets. This site take the fear away as you purchase and ship straight to the receiver of your choice.
I sat down with my youngest daughter Brodie and looked round the site
She really enjoyed reading the profiles and learning about those she could help. It took a while mostly due to her desire to help them all but Brodie decided she wanted to help little Moses, his story just touched her heart.
I know Christmas is always a financially tight time of year for many of us but before you buy that extra stocking filler maybe consider adding a gift to one of the receivers instead. I know my girls really appreciate this and its one of their favourite parts of Christmas.