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Gifts That Give Back to Charity for The Holidays

Finding the perfect holiday gift for that special someone isn’t always easy. This holiday season, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect so many of us, give Christmas gifts that give to charity and help provide relief to those who need it most – vulnerable children in the United States and around the world.

Whether you opt for a no-gift Christmas or choose a gift that helps others from the gift catalog, you can celebrate the season knowing you are helping to make a difference. 

What is a no-gift Christmas?

Some of the best gifts don’t need unwrapping! A no-gift Christmas is a way that you can celebrate giving back for the holidays without giving a physical gift. Save the Children offers many opportunities to give back this holiday with a charity donation in lieu of Christmas gifts.

There are so many ways to help others and give gifts that give back to communities, in the U.S. and globally, this holiday season. If you’re looking for a way to have a no-gift Christmas, let us help generous supporters like you give the gift of hope for the holidays.

Whether you’d like to teach your children the spirit of giving is more than just physical gifts, or you’d like to help families in need, there are many ways to give back for the holidays.

Here Are 4 Ways That You Can Celebrate the Holidays With A No-Gift Christmas:

1. Give gifts that donate to charity through our gift catalog

When you visit our gift catalog and choose to donate clean water, health supplies for children and families impacted by COVID-19, or any of the other 60+ animals and items, you help give support to a child in need. Your charity Christmas gift helps create lasting change for children, their families and communities – ultimately, transforming the future we all share.

The gift catalog is a wonderful alternative to giving a Christmas gift or Hanukkah. You can also give a gift on behalf of someone special through the gift catalog as a charity donation in lieu of a Christmas gift.

Learn more about how to donate as a gift for children through our gift catalog.

2. Sponsor a child in need for Christmas

This year, your charitable Christmas gift can make a world of difference in the life of a child. When you sponsor a child for Christmas, your monthly support can provide a child with hope all year long.

Sponsorship can also be a meaningful gift for someone special in your life. When generous sponsors like you give the gift of sponsorship this holiday season, you can make change for children around the world.

Learn more about how to sponsor a child for Christmas here.

3. Write a letter to a child this Christmas

When you support a child with sponsorship this holiday, you can write them a letter full of hope and cheer. A letter to your sponsor child gives the precious reminder that you’re thinking of them and that you care about them.

If you are not a sponsor yet, you can send your support to a child in need via email.

Not sure what to write? You can find some dos and don'ts on what to write in your letter here

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, you are not able to send a physical gift to a sponsored child for the holidays. While only temporary, we are taking all measures to ensure the safety of our sponsorship children, staff and communities.

4. Honor someone special this holiday

Celebrate a special person this holiday by giving a gift that gives back to charity through Save the Children in his or her name. Show that special someone your appreciation while making a difference for children in the U.S. and around the world.

Make a donation in honor of someone special to give Christmas gift that gives back.


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