Have you ever given a loved one a Christmas gift that was just really good? You know, one of those gifts that’s extra thoughtful? Something you know will make them feel so loved?
My brothers and I did that for my parents a few years ago. Instead of buying them each a “thing,” we decided to ask one of my friends to take professional photos of us — and that’s what we gave to our parents for Christmas. It was perfect. They were SO surprised and grateful. And as is the custom in my family, there were lots of happy tears.
Those kinds of gifts are the best. And we have the perfect way for you to give one of these really good gifts this year … to a child living in poverty!
Christmas is a great time to send a child in poverty a special gift. And it’s super easy! If you’re ready to give, click the link above, select the amount you would like to give, and click “Donate Now.” But if you’d like more information before donating, keep reading to get your questions answered!
What kinds of gifts do kids receive at Christmas?
Each child will receive a gift personally selected for him or her. It will be something the child needs or has been hoping for. Examples of Christmas gifts include coloring books, toy cars, clothes, dolls and action figures, soccer balls, shoes and food.
Does giving a gift at Christmas matter?
Yes, giving a Christmas gift absolutely matters. A Christmas gift signifies hope. It reminds children in poverty that they are loved, remembered and cherished. And for many, those are life-changing reminders.
Did you know that many children in poverty have never received a Christmas gift? This breaks my heart — and I’m sure it breaks yours, too. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that EVERY Compassion-sponsored child receives a Christmas gift.