The post is sponsored by Unicef
The holiday season means different things to different people. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or another holiday, gifting is a large part of the celebrations. For me, end of year holidays signify a time to be charitable and to pass on the good fortune I had received throughout the year. It not only makes me feel good but it also ensures good karma for the following year.
You’ve seen some of my other gift guides but this one is a little different. This one is to inspire you to think outside of the box and give some much needed gifts that will truly change lives.
The usual gifts we buy can cost a bundle and only deliver joy for a short amount of time, but with a UNICEF Inspired Gift you can feel the joy for months, even years to come. For the same price as a mini lipstick set or iPhone case, a UNICEF gift will deliver life-saving resources, health supplements and educational tools to the world’s most vulnerable children.
To show you exactly what I mean I’ve created this little guide to put things in perspective.
I want you to join me in giving good this year so I’m running a competition that will help you do just that. To enter the competition, simply leave a comment below with your answer in 50 words or less to this special question:
How do you plan to #GiveGood this Christmas?
There will be 4 winners chosen, based on creativity. And here’s the twist: Instead of the winners receiving a prize, the prize will be sent to children in need while they will receive a gift card outlining what was sent in their honour. Prizes include therapeutic food sachets, footballs, storybooks and pencils.
The competition is open to all persons worldwide aged 18 years+. Entries close Sunday, 21 December 2014. By submitting an entry into this competition you agree to the outlined terms and conditions below.
Image source: UNICEF/DRCA2011-00205/Asselin