Christmas is a time to stop, reflect and give back. This year more than ever, we have all had time to think about the things that really matter, and perhaps we have (rightly) become more aware of the basic needs of people who are struggling. Here at Thought, we are considering ways we can share the love this festive season, and give back where we can.

Read on to find out more.

 

Beam: Sponsor a Homeless Londoner

Beam is a fantastic charity based in London, who support men and women caught up in homelessness. Beam fundraise for homeless individuals to be able to access training courses that put them on the right path to building a sustainable career. By donating to Beam, you’ll be investing in someone’s future.

Buy From Fine Cell Work

Fine Cell Work is a charity that teaches people in prison how to create beautiful embroidered pieces. These wonderful products are then sold, providing an amazing sense of accomplishment and pride for the maker. Discover quilts, ornaments and cushions available to buy.

Ask for a Charity Donation Instead of a Christmas Gift

A great way to give back to a charity this Christmas is to ask for a donation to be made in your name, instead of a Christmas gift. There are so many fantastic charities that love to welcome on-off donations. Here are just a few:

NSPCC

Crisis

Oxfam

Rape Crisis

The Trussell Trust

Sponsor a Meal for a Homeless Person

London-based charity, Centre Point exists to support the lives of people affected by homelessness. For just £10, you can secure a hot meal for someone in need this Christmas day.

Discover ways to live more thoughtfully this Christmas