5 gifts that give back this holiday season

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If you’re still stuck on the perfect gift idea for your friends and family, then perhaps it’s time to change up your holiday routine with the gift of giving back. Just think, how amazing would both of you feel if you were able to help someone in need on their behalf?

Surfing through the different options available, we stumbled across a great holiday gift catalogue from United Way that would allow us to do just that. While other charity catalogues allow you to purchase gifts like livestock and overseas disaster relief, with United Way’s Imagine Gift catalogue everything stays local, and goes right back into supporting the less fortunate in our own communities.

Don’t know what to get for mom or dad? Give a child a week of nutritious meals in their name. What about grandma? She’ll surely love the gift of meals and social events for seniors that would otherwise be spending the holidays alone! There’s truly something for everyone, with the following gifts representing just some of the options available.

Join the social conversation by hashtagging #ImagineThat, and make this holiday season the best one yet!

5 Gifts That Give Back This Holiday Season

By Vancity Buzz

Aren't too sure of your options to give back? Whether it's increasing access to educational programs or meals, your gift can go a long way in putting a smile on someone's face this holiday season.

  • Food and Friendship

    By Vancity Buzz

    For many seniors, mealtime is a lonely time. With the gift of Food and Friendship, you can provide a week of drop-in meals for seniors, and give them an opportunity to expand their social networks.

  • Community Garden

    By Vancity Buzz

    If you think that you have a knack for the greenery, then help a community plant a sustainable garden, and enable hungry families to become self-sufficient by growing their own food and produce.

  • Build a Young Leader

    By Vancity Buzz

    Play a part in shaping the leaders of tomorrow by giving one child the opportunity to participate in programs that aim to raise youth awareness towards a variety of today's major social issues.

  • Breakfast Club

    By Vancity Buzz

    The mind cannot focus if the body is hungry, so help provide a week's worth of nutritious meals for children in early learning programs through the Breakfast Club. 

  • Tales for Tots

    By Vancity Buzz

    There's no better way to contribute towards increasing youth literacy and ensuring future success in schools, than through the gift of storybooks and increased literacy assistance via Tales for Tots. 


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