Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

12 December, 2016
Give A Little More
5 Gifts That Keep On Giving
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Christmas is a wonderful time of the year where we can enjoy giving and receiving gifts, but wouldn’t it be great of you could give a little more? We’re not talking more presents; how about the gifts that you give can have a lasting impact on people you have never met!

Various companies are giving their products a true philanthropic edge, appealing to consumers who want to give gifts and give back at the same time. Here is our round up of a few of them!

Animals Asia
Through Animals Asia you can send a gift to a rescued bear! You can help rescued bears make up for lost time, by sending a virtual gift to help fill their lives with fun, happiness and tasty treats! Choose from a jar of delicious strawberry jam, a pool party or the gift of life-saving gall bladder surgery. Your virtual gift will help give our rescued bears the lives they've always deserved.

Oxfam Hong Kong
With the gift of a library your gift will help to build a library for children in Guizhou, China. This gives them a chance to broaden their horizons and open their minds. The money given to Oxfam will go to a fund and when enough money is raised, the library will be built! As well as library, you can contribute towards new roads, training a teacher and safe water.

The Body Shop
Founded in 70s England by Anita Roddick, The Body Shop seeks to make a positive difference in the world by offering high quality, naturally inspired beauty products produced ethically and sustainably. The Body Shop was the first international cosmetics company to introduce fair trade to the cosmetics industry and through a unique Community Trade program; they source all ingredients with a commitment to trade fairly with small-scale farmers. A great stocking filler are these cheeky sponges! They bring a touch of monkey business to any bath or shower time while helping to save on soap.

UNICEF Inspired Gifts
UNICEF’s inspired gifts are guaranteed to reach the most vulnerable children who are living in extreme poverty and with life threatening health conditions. One gift is the gift of a measles vaccine; did you know that measles kills more than 600 children every day? You can help prevent this; your gift can provide vaccines to protect 100 children.

The Gift Of Time
This is a great idea if you are feeling the pinch this Christmas. Give the gift of yourself! You can offer to babysit, dog walk, do house work, go shopping for an elderly relative, cook a meal or if you have a specific skill like hairdresser or handyman, why not ‘gift’ that service? The possibilities are endless!

By: Ecozine Staff
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