My kids don’t know how lucky they are.
They live in a world where clean water is a given. Where food appears on the table every night like clockwork. Where they can expect to see a doctor if they catch a bug and there’s a couple of dozen professionals just down the road waiting to educate them when they’re old enough. They are so lucky, and yet even I forget sometimes that this isn’t the norm for all kids around the world.
This Christmas I’m putting it out there that maybe we should use the season of giving to make a difference to these less fortunate kids.
Tracey and I paid for 200 kids to get Polio vaccines. It cost $40 and there will be a card under the tree from Unicef which reads:
To the Devereaux kids
Christmas is all about giving.
This year we organized on your behalf for 200 kids to receive vaccines against the risk of a disease called Polio so they can grow up and enjoy Christmas too.
You guys rock!!!
Love Mum & Dad xxx
I see this as a great opportunity for the kids to learn about how lucky they are and how easy it is to help others who are less fortunate. I mean, $40! And it’s tax deductible.
But if the idea of vaccines doesn’t float your boat, Unicef has some great ideas for gifts which will suit most budgets, from 500 pencils ($16) or 3 story books ($22), to 10,000 water purification tablets ($69) or a bicycle ($120), right up to a water pump ($428) or an emergency tent ($1.776) – and a heap more in between.
So if you don’t know what to buy someone who has everything, or don’t want to buy the usual socks and undies, or, like us, simply want to add something a little selfless under the tree, click over to Unicef Give Good and check out the many ways you can actually make the world a better place.
After all, Christmas is the time for giving. What’s amazing is how good you’ll feel in return.
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It really does make a difference Thanks.
“Raising a family on little more than laughs”