An excellent question! I’m going to use this opportunity to shamelessly plug ChildFund’s Gifts that Grow
catalogue. Every year, as we approach the Christmas giving season, I purchase items from our charity gift catalogue for my friends and family. I often start with a budget in mind, and then go onto the website and look for items that I think would suit the interests of my loved ones.
Every gift (goat, chicken, veggie garden, etc.) comes with a printed card (or an e-card for my overseas friends) that I can share with them to let them know what the donation did to help children and youth to thrive. This year will be a little bit different, because I am going to purchase ChildFund gift cards for everyone – this way, they can all go online and choose how they want to spend the donation I’ve made in their honour. It’s a great way to give back during the holidays.
If readers want printed copies of our Gifts that Grow catalogue for their colleagues, clients, family or friends, they can visit our office on level 1, or email me directly at [email protected]. I’d be happy get some to you. Otherwise, head to our website at www.childfund.org.nz and start shopping!
- Bonar Bell -