Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Gone are the days when we would splash the cash on presents our friends and families didn't really want.
When finances are precarious, we don't want to buy something people will put away in a drawer and forget, or something they'll pretend to like to spare our feelings.
And we definitely don't want to buy meaningless tat.
We want our money to stretch as far as it can do, and we want the gifts we buy to have value and meaning that will last way beyond the big day.
Which is where World In Need's Alternative Christmas Gift List can help. Through it you can buy a present for your friend that will make a real difference to the lives of people in the developing world.
For example, a goat given to a family in Uganda will give a supply of milk and cheese, a chicken in Kenya will provide eggs for food and for sale, while a blanket will keep children warm through the bitterly cold Afghan winters and a bicycle allows people to find work as couriers, delivery drivers, even taxis.
We will send you a hand crafted card to give to your friend, so they’ll know exactly what was given in their name.
You can find out more about the Alternative Christmas Gifts by calling our office on 01892 669834 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org