You have so much more to give than stuff!
Make this Christmas an ethical one.
If you, like me, cringe at this time of year at all the wastefulness that Christmas creates then why not give a gift that is meaningful?
There are so many ways. I’m a big supporter of shopping local, ethical, and global. In the past I’ve gifted keep cups, bamboo straws, Indigenous Australian art and crafts, and ethical goods that boost impoverished communities from Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia.
I have mixed it up and given a card that donates the money spent on stuff to children in need at home in Australia and Indonesia! It is a really great way to start conversations with friends and family about causes you or they care about. Even better when the recipient gets to tell their circles about what they received?! Or more to the point, what they gave this Christmas. A perfect gift for that hard to buy for or someone who has everything!
Christmas gives us an opportunity to reflect on how fortunate we are and how much we really have to give. Think about the total amount you spend on gifts? $100? $200? $500? More? That money is meaningful for charities and has the power to change lives today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.
Corethics recently joined the list of Deductible Gift Recipient charities so all donations $2 and above are tax deductible. Just in time for Christmas! Your donations will help us deliver a wastewater treatment facility to a clothing factory in Denpasar, Bali. This will help stop millions of litres of polluted water reach neighbouring communities and farmlands every year!
Whether you are religious or not, Christmas carries this sense of love, peace, joy, community, and kindness. If each of us channeled these beautiful sentiments into charitable giving instead of stuff that will end up in landfill, what a difference we could make!