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This Christmas, I am giving up my Christmas presents (although I don't really feel like Im giving up anything as I don't know what they are and I already have loads of stuff I don't need.)
I am also asking friends and family if they mind not receiving a gift from me so that I can donate the money I would have spent on them. If the are OK with it, I am pretend-shopping for some personalised plastic tat, singing fish or posh candle that I would have purchased, and donating the price of that lavish or expendable, though not necessarily recyclable, item to the cause.
People who are homeless obviously need lots of things, but mostly they need love and compassion and a hot dinner on Christmas Day. They are some of the most damaged and abused people in society and it cuts me up to think of us all stuffing our stockings while they have nothing and no-one.
Every year I feel worse, the rapacious consumption of consumer goods at Christmas makes me feel gluttonous and shameful. I'm after that warm fuzzy glow, that loving kindness and compassions brings, for my Christmas Day.
Why don't you join me and donate your gifts too? Even just a couple? Or the money you would have spent on Christmas cards? I mean who needs those? :-) Also, its better for the environment and one thing we all defiantly need is somewhere to live, like a planet.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.