There seems to be an awful lot of last minute shopping going on ….. Queues are mighty around the town’s and cities – and websites are boasting about their delivery in time for Christmas!
Now, correct me if I’m wrong – but if you have not got Christmas sorted yet, there can truly be nothing you feel you really need to buy. Last minute dashes through gift sections of your local department stores do not end up with multitudes of well thought out, valued gifts. In fact, on many an occasion – you just end up buying for the sake of buying! I’m not excused from this behaviour – many a moment have been spent needlessly buying yet something else to ‘bulk out’ a present I have already bought in advance, but am unsure if it’s ‘enough’! Believe me when I tell you – it is! Any thing you have taken the time to think about, and purchase for a loved one is more than enough. And those hard earned pennies are happier in your bank account.
However there is something better you could be doing with them – and this is where Send a Cow comes in! This awesome charity is a new one to me, but when they got on touch about their fun advertising drive I had a good nosey about there site, and I can’t think of something I’d rather do with some of my cash this Christmas. The long term benefits of providing these people with both animals &/or skills appeals to me. As its great to know what your charity funds are actually going. I love being able to pick the individual gift, and knowing were it is going!
The charity’s ambassodar Gloria the cow, is shown here modeling her beautiful Christmas jumper to help raise awareness of Send a Cows aim of selling 20,000 festive gifts that will make a difference to poverty- stricken African families.
Send a Cow’s Christmas catalogue contains gifts that make a difference to poverty-stricken families in seven African countries. Gifts range from ‘Local Cow’ (£205), which provides a farming family with milk and manure; ‘Little Donkey’ (£9) which helps families take good care of their four-legged friends who transport farm produce to market; and ‘Tip Tap’ (£10), a bestseller which improves hygiene levels in areas where soap and water are luxuries.
Simon Barnes, CEO of Send a Cow said; “This year we’ve taken the idea of the quirky Christmas jumper one step further, to encourage people to think differently about the gifts they buy this Christmas. Instead of buying chocolate for a friend, why not buy something unusual – for as little as £5 you will greatly improve the lives of poverty-stricken families in Africa. This is our 13th year of the Christmas catalogue and over the years we’ve raised over eight million pounds to help poor families. We really hope that you will support us this year by buying a gift, to help us change even more lives this Christmas and beyond.”
So if you are having a last minute panic about what to buy for you mum/brother/friend that has everything – a stop and think! Maybe they do have everything they need? Use your money wisely – let them know they helped to buy something for someone who really needs it!