Ways you can give back this Christmas

Christmas is a busy, fun, and expensive time of year. Not every year, but when I can I try and give back.

Here is a small list of ways you can give back this silly season:

1). Donate a bag of toiletries to a woman in need via Share the Dignity it’s in the bag campaign. You can fill a handbag with items such as shampoo, deodorant, and soap for a woman or girl this Christmas and drop it off for collection at your local Bunnings.

The bags go directly to women who are either homeless or experiencing domestic violence.

Another option is purchasing a bag online from Chemist Warehouse HERE they are $29.99 and contains all the basics for a woman in need. The bag you purchase will be sent directly to Share the Dignity.

2. Purchase a SELF CARE SAVES LIFE tank or T-shirt HERE

100% of the proceeds are going to PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia). Perinatal Anxiety and Depression is reaching epidemic levels in Australia so this is s fantastic way to support this excellent charity.

3. Kmart Wishing Tree.

The appeal has been running since 1987 and I can remember dropping presents off under the tree in store with my mother when I was a child. It’s definitely something that is a tradition in my family.

You can donate in store by bringing in a gift or buying one in store and placing under the tree. The Salvation Army will then distribute to someone in need.

Gifts do not need to be purchased from Kmart, nor do they need to be wrapped. The appeal is unable to accept used or second hand gifts.

4. St Kilda Mums

Next week to celebrate the opening of Betty’s Burgers new Windsor store they have partnered with local donut maker, Bistro Morgan creating a limited edition concrete (ice cream), raising money for St Kilda Mums

Alternatively you can donate directly to St Kilda Mums for their Christmas appeal HERE5. Donate Blood

Donate blood this Christmas to Red Cross. I’ve done it previously (I am no longer able to) and it is a truly rewarding experience.

Find your local donation centre HERE

6. The Babes Project

The Babes Project is a charity that supports women who are facing pregnancy and motherhood alone.

Purchase a copy of Rewriting Motherhood HERE for $40. Rewriting Motherhood is a powerful, moving and beautiful collection of 10 women’s stories through crisis pregnancy and toward parenthood.

An added bonus is by purchasing your book you will also be covering the cost of a book for a woman facing crisis pregnancy.

7. Salvos Toy Appeal

This year you can buy a toy online via the Salvation Army website and it sent directly to a child in need.

You can order the toy online HERE

Simply choose the gender, age, and price range then order the toy online.

8. Target Wishing Tree

Run in conjunction with UnitingCare, simply leave a gift under the tree located in store. To find out more click HERE

9. Camp Quality

Camp Quality Kid-ness advent calendar bags and cards.

Each card has a meaningful task on them starting from December 1st leading up to Christmas Day. They are $44.95 you can shop them HERE

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