The Christmas season is a good time to start thinking about helping other people, and partaking in Christmas Charity. This includes providing food, clothing and toys for families to enable them to experience the joy of the Christmas Season. Giving warmth, love and hope. That’s what Christmas should be all about. A time to share our good fortune with our neighbours in need across the world.

Ideas for Christmas Charity

We are pleased to provide you with a list of specific Christmas Charity programs and humanitarian organisations. Some small, some big. But all good.

If you know about any specific Christmas aid programs, please contact us.

Featured Charity

Our friends at MyMerryChristmas have been running Santa’s Sleigh for over a decade.
A Christmas charity by Christmas Fans.
Find out more by clicking here.

ALTERNATIVE GIFTS INTERNATIONAL: The global mission of AGI is to send authentic, life-giving gifts to a needy world – gifts that build a partnership with people in crisis and that protect and preserve the earth’s endangered environment.

ANGEL TREE: Angel Tree is a ministry of Prison Fellowship, delivering love in the form of Christmas gifts and a message of hope to children of prisoners.

CHILDS PLAY: Child’s Play seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals and domestic violence shelters through the generosity and kindness of the video game industry and the power of play.

CHRISTMAS CARD AID: Card Aid provides a unique service to charities and the general public to ensure that the profits from Christmas Charity cards go to those who need it.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT FOUNDATION: Help needy children and families in the United States during the holiday season, and promote environmental stewardship throughout the year.

MAKE A WISH: Make this holiday season special by helping a child’s dream come true. Make a Wish’s unique holiday donation options will help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

TOYS FOR TOTS: Donate a new toy or give a donation to help make Christmas a little brighter for a needy child in your community.

More Christmas Charity Options

Worldwide Humanitarian Organisations
Although not specifically dedicated to Christmas Charity, any time of year is great to support this international causes.

Interaction
http://www.interaction.org/
InterAction is a coalition of over 150 US-based non-profit organizations which are usually the first to respond to a crisis. InterAction coordinates and promotes relief aid programs. With more than 160 members operating in every developing country, they work to overcome poverty, exclusion and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
http://www.icrc.org/eng
The ICRC, independent of all governments and international organizations, endeavors to promote international humanitarian law and the fundamental human values underlying that law. The ICRC was founded by Geneva citizens in 1863 and has its headquarters in Geneva.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
http://www.iom.int/
The IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As an intergovernmental body, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: Assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration; Advance understanding of migration issues; Encourage social and economic development through migration; Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

Refugees International
http://www.refintl.org/
Refugees International generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced people around the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement. Refugees International advocates for refugees through diplomacy and the press.

Oxfam
http://www.oxfam.org/
Oxfam is a development and relief agency working to end poverty. Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
http://www.unicef.org/
While working to ensure the survival, protection and development of children and advocating a high priority for them in the allocation of resources at all times, UNICEF continues to give relief and rehabilitation assistance in emergencies. The agency was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR
http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home
The UNHCR provides protection and assistance to the world’s refugees. Today, the UNHCR is one of the world’s principal humanitarian agencies, with headquarters in Geneva, and offices in some 115 countries. More than 80 percent of UNHCR’s 5,000-member staff work in the field, often in isolated, dangerous and difficult conditions. The UNHCR has twice been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its work.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA
http://ochaonline.un.org/
OCHA is mandated to mobilize and coordinate the collective efforts of the international community, in particular those of the UN system, to meet in a coherent and timely manner the needs of those exposed to human suffering and material destruction in disasters and emergencies.

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