Online Christmas Charity Appeals 2017

As part of my 12 days of Blogmas, I thought it would be nice to share with you a few of this years online Christmas charity appeals. There are tons of worthy causes out there and its always hard to pick a selection, however, here are a few of my suggestions if you are looking to give a little extra this year. After all Christmas is a time for spreading the love, am I right? Please feel free to share other charities you support in the comments below!


Rethink Mental Illness Christmas Cards

If you haven’t sent your Christmas cards yet, Rethink Mental Illness have a nice little selection of cute cards which you can order online here.  Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for the millions of people affected by mental illness. For 40 years they have brought people together to support each other through their services, groups and campaigns. At the moment you can buy 10 Little Penguins Christmas Cards for £2 – so adorable and such a good cause too! Twitter: @Rethink_


Oxfam Unwrapped Charity Gifts

When disaster strikes Oxfam’s priority is to start saving lives, then it is to help people come back stronger. They enable people to access clean water to drink and decent sanitation and then to help rebuild communities. This Christmas you can order a life-changing unwrapped gift online, getting to choose from thousands of brilliant gifts including goats, chickens, safe water, and school supplies. Oxfam launched the gift catalog in 2004 and it continues today as it has been such a great success. Click here to view the full range of gifts.   Twitter: @oxfamgb


The Great Christmas Get Together

#MincePieMoments is a movement to help fight loneliness at Christmastime. It is a campaign by The Great Get Together inspired by Jo Cox to build closer communities through positive connections by sharing mince pies with each other. To join in all you need is to choose a time between 24-26 December, bake or buy some mince pies, head over to a neighbours or wherever you are sharing mince pies and post your photos on social media using #MincePieMoments. If you don’t like mince pies there are tons of other ways to get involved. Click here to join in! Twitter: @great_together


Pack A Shoebox Online

Samaritan’s Purse UK is a Christian relief and development organisation working in 18 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. If you don’t have time to fill a shoebox this year to help the appeal, you can choose to do it online. It’s so straighforward and takes no time at all. For £20, you can fill your own shoebox by selecting the age and gender of your child. Then you can add a large toy, three small toys (such as a harmonica, etch-a-sketch and yo-yo) and accessories (such as sunglasses, calculators and hair accessories) and include a personal note to your child. Since 1993 there have been 146 million shoebox gifts and each item can significantly change a child life for the better. Click here to start filling your shoebox! Twitter: @OCC_UK


Present Aid

Present Aid is Christian Aid’s charity gift shop. When you purchase an ethical gift from Present Aid, you will be helping to fund Christian Aid’s vital work to end poverty around the world. You won’t actually receive a duck, or a bicycle or a well, but you will be helping families in countries such as Ethiopia, Haiti, Bangladesh and many more places in need of support. Your money will go towards the seven funds: 1. Agriculture and livestock, 2. Emergency and disaster preparedness, 3. Healthcare, including HIV, 4. Training and education, 5. Water and environment, 6. Basic needs, 7. Climate change. Click here to give a gift that just keeps giving! Twitter: @christian_aid 


Reserve A Place At Crisis At Christmas

For £26.08 you could give a homeless person the following:  1. A hot, delicious, nutritious Christmas dinner, 2. Advice on housing, benefits, finances, employment, as well as legal matters, 3. Healthcare, including TB and hepatitis screenings, 4. Dental treatment and eye tests, including glasses, 5. Hairdressing and massage treatments, 6. Learning and skills opportunities, internet cafés and IT workshops, 7. Specialist centres providing safe accommodation to rough sleepers, women and people with dependency issues and 8. PLUS access to Crisis’ year-round services for training and support in the year ahead. The advice and support Crisis offers has helped thousands of people out of homelessness and on to whole new lives already. Click here to make a donation. Twitter: @crisis_uk

These are just a few of the Christmas 2017 Appeals. Feel free to share more great causes in the comments below!

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  1. December 8, 2017 / 9:18 am

    Great suggestions! I remember doing the shoebox thing at school every year and it felt like such a lovely thing to do 🙂

    • December 8, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you Alys! 💕 I remember doing it at school too, it’s great there is an online option now as I wouldn’t know where to send it these days ☺️ xx

  2. Meera
    December 8, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    This is such a lovely idea! Ive been looking into this recently and this list has helped so much! I think I might do the oxfam unwrapped, seems like a lovely idea x

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    • December 8, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your comment Meera 💕. I’m glad the post is helpful 😘. Oxfam unwrapped is such a nice Christmas idea ❤️ xx

  3. Meera
    December 8, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    This is such a lovely idea! Ive been looking into this recently and this list has helped so much! I think I might do the oxfam unwrapped, seems like a lovely idea x

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  4. December 9, 2017 / 9:49 am

    I love this post Bexa! So many great causes ⭐️ I’ve given and received the Oxfam unwrapped before and it’s nice to know you’re making a difference. Fab post yet again 😘 xx

    • December 10, 2017 / 9:32 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Rebecca 💕. Oxfam unwrapped is such a great cause, I’m glad it’s all so easy and straightforward to do online 💕 xx

  5. Vanessa
    December 10, 2017 / 8:44 am

    It’s so refreshing to read such a lovely post like this. Even doing the littlest thing like charity cards is a big thing. I think I’ll do the shoe box or Oxfam gifts.


    • December 10, 2017 / 9:39 am

      Aw thank you for your lovely comment Vanessa 💕. The charity cards are such a good idea. You are right, even the little things can make a big difference 😘❤️ xx

  6. December 10, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    This is so special to read! I’m not normally a soppy person, but this made my heart feel warm 😇 Positive energy! We can all make a difference in giving back.

    • December 10, 2017 / 2:09 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Kerri 💕. I’m so happy you liked the post. You are so sweet 😘 xx

  7. Sophie
    December 10, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Adore this post! Some really great charities that you’ve picked and I’ll definitely be looking into them a little more and helping a few- x

    • December 10, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Sophie! 💕 It’s so nice to be able to give a little extra at Christmas 😘 xx

  8. Sarell
    December 10, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing this post. I love that you included some great charities to not only give to but also to spread Christmas cheer. ❤️

    • December 10, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Sarell 💕. I’m so glad you liked the post 💝💛 xx

  9. Claire Johnston
    December 10, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    What a lovely idea 💖💖

    • December 10, 2017 / 11:24 pm

      Thank you Claire 💕 xx

  10. December 10, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    It’s such a lovely idea to dedicate one of your Blogmas posts to such worthy causes. I’m blown away by how much the Crisis donation can give someone! I’ve been slacking this year, I bought charity cards without even looking which charity they were for…must try harder in the next couple of weeks x


    • December 10, 2017 / 11:28 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Sophie 💕. I was also surprised at what Crisis can do, a small donation can really change someone’s life ☺️. Charity Christmas cards are such a great idea wherever the cause 💝💛 xx

  11. Charlotte
    December 11, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    This is such a lovely and thoughtful post 💕 My boyfriends mum does shoeboxes every year and it’s definitely something I want to do next year!

    • December 11, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Charlotte 💕. It’s such a brilliant cause and so easy now there is an online option 😘❤️ xx

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