#ShopGood This Christmas
I was recently challenged to try out Charity Shops this Christmas by Tots100 and The Salvation Army and give as gifts or find things that can help over the festive season, As many know I do a lot for charity, I often visit Charity shops in fact its a part of weekly routine at present, buying books from one charity shop and selling to make a little more for another charity. I’m Still fundraising for my challenge next year.
Being asked to do this by the Salvation Army didn’t mean for us to all run and find our local SA shop (although it would be good) but any charity Shop, the idea is to promote all Charity work and helping others this festive Season. I visited a few local charity as well as the nearest SA for my goodies.
For this Challenge I found a beautiful bowl, some beautiful decorations, some books and a metal bottle holder.
A few Stats before I explain what I am going to do with my goodies.
Did you know that two thirds of people will never buy Christmas clothes or gifts from a charity shop at Christmas? (Salvation Army research)?
The average person spends £415 on Christmas – if just £5 of this was spent in a charity shop, we could raise £130m for good causes?
Spending a little makes a big different – £9 could bring a homeless person in from the cold, while £19 could buy a Christmas box for a family in need, and £28 can help five lonely older people enjoy a proper Christmas lunch and friendship.
- So, the beautiful Bowl is going to be my center piece on the Christmas table this year, cost £2
- The Decorations well normal people put them on the tree, I want to do something different but not sure yet £4.99
- The Books £3 in total, donating them to a charity that will distribute them to children in the area
- And finally the bottle holder I will be popping in 2 bottles, wrapping in cellophane and giving as a present £2
I also have some old wooden trays and shelf’s sat in my Shed and when I get the time I will be painting them up and selling them on to raise more money for my fundraising.
So whats stopping you? next time your out pop into your local charity, see if anything catches your eye and help out others at the same time.
#MyCharityChallenge come back and let me know what you find or upload to the Salvation Army’s special website