Each year, 52 Lives helps to buy Christmas presents for people who might otherwise not receive anything. Last year, we helped to buy gifts for almost 1000 people staying in refuges, homeless shelters, people suffering domestic abuse, or living in deprivation.
We do this by partnering with some amazing organisations, schools and charities who work with people in need - this means we can directly reach people who need kindness the most.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We have set up Amazon wishlists for each of the organisations, and the gifts you buy from these lists will be sent directly to those organisations to give to the people who need them. Wherever possible, for the children's gifts this year I've chosen things that they have specifically asked their parents / carers for.
WHAT DO I DO?
1. Choose an organisation to help from the list below and click 'Buy a Gift.' You will be taken to an Amazon wishlist where you can choose a gift.
2. When you checkout, choose the 'gift registry' address. This will mean your gift is sent straight to the organisation. Please don't choose the 'gift wrap' option, but you can include a gift message if you wish.
3. If you are buying the gift on behalf of someone else, you can download a special note to send to that person to let them know you have bought a gift in their name (click here to view and download the gift note).
4. Kindness comes in all shapes and sizes. If you would rather send a Christmas card or a kind message to someone in need, you can write your message in the form below (your contact details will not be passed along) or cards can be posted to: 52 Lives (Christmas), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. Your cards and messages will be given to the people we're helping along with the gifts.
5. Feel amazing. When we're kind, it doesn't just help the person we're kind to. It also improves our own physical and mental health. Everyone's a winner :)
(Most of the gifts are priced between £10 and £20 but there are some cheaper options as well. If you would rather give a financial donation, please click here - we will be using 100% of your donations to buy gifts from some high street stores where we can secure good deals).