The holidays are all about spreading joy and cheer, but the true meaning of the season is, of course, giving. Choosing gifts that give back will warm the heart of your loved ones and make a positive impact on somebody’s life. Embrace the joy of gifts that give back with our selection of presents that carry a purpose beyond the festive wrappings.
From helping girls receive an education, to helping support research for an incurable disease, this guide embodies the spirit of kindness and compassion. This year, let your gifts illuminate the lives of those in need.
Here are five gifts that give back to help you give something meaningful this holiday season:
Children Believe x Gifts for Good – From $25.00
Each year, Children Believe releases its Gifts for Good catalogue. The Gifts for Good catalogue offers more than unique options that protect lives and helps make dreams come true. You may wonder how three chicks can change a life, but I saw first hand how women who were able to support their families and they started by getting those chicks. You will learn more about what Children Believe does right here on DIVINE, which includes everything from supporting the building of maternity wards that reduced the maternal death rates in an Ethiopian town to zero to helping women start their own businesses.Donate Now
SickKids Get Better Gifts – From $18.00
SickKids Get Better Gifts bring comfort, joy and distraction to patients at SickKids when they need it most. You can pick from an area that is meaningful to you, or the recipient of your gifts that give back. Provide a gift like helping children pass the time with art supplies, celebrating a milestone like a birthday or graduation, or supporting the Reading Room Fund. Your donation even comes with an ecard – so it’s completely personalized!Donate Now
Daily Bread Food Bank – From $25.00
The Daily Bread Foodbank in Toronto supports a network of 207 food and meal programs. With staggering rent, rising inflation and food prices, there are over 12,000 new individuals accessing Daily Bread member food banks each month. Food insecurity has never been higher with 31% of adults reporting that they miss a whole day of meals because they do not have money for food. Donating now is more important than ever.Donate Now
ALS Canada – From $10
The last time that ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) received a lot of attention was in 2014 when the “Ice Bucket Challenge” went viral, although 4,000 people in Canada alone suffer from the motor neuron disease. ALS is not curable and 80% die within 2-5 years of diagnosis. A donation will help Canadians living with ALS and their families. You will be funding essential resources, advocacy for equitable, affordable, and timely access to proven therapies, and scientific research to create a future without ALS and isn’t it time for that?Donate Now
Toronto Humane Society – Suggested From $30.00
A donation to the Toronto Humane Society is the ideal gift for the animal lover. Toronto Humane Society provides shelter, care, training, veterinary support and a second chance to animals in need. They also aim to reduce pet homelessness through other means, like animal transport programs. They also provide pet parent support. Why not give the gift of hope to a furry friend this holiday season?Donate Now