Make Someone Smile this Christmas – Give Child Sponsorship with Plan UK as a gift
It’s fun to give gifts at Christmas time – sometimes it’s even more fun to give than to receive. However, other times it becomes a competition, or a nightmare, trying to buy something wonderful for the person who already has everything.
This year, why not give that gift to someone who has nothing?
Purchasing a child sponsorship as a gift is a beautiful present, both for the recipient and for the child who will benefit from it. This action brings us back to the true spirit of Christmas, and is sure to bring a smile to the face of someone special when they realise that this year, they have received the gift of giving.
Child sponsorship is a wonderful opportunity to make a unique connection with a child who has the chance to shape their future for the better. Make someone’s Christmas extra special this year by giving them the chance to forge a special bond with a child who is in need.
Letters, photos and reports between the child you have sponsored and the recipient of your Christmas gift will continue to make a difference long after Christmas has passed. You will learn how your sponsorship has made a difference, not only to the sponsored child but to the community as a whole. Your contribution will be put to work where it is needed most, be it education, agricultural training or the provision of clean water and healthcare. Most importantly of all, the focus is always on giving the community ownership of these initiatives so they can continue to grow stronger and develop.
Local children are involved in deciding, planning and carrying out these projects, and you will be able to see your sponsored child benefit directly from your contribution through the letters and photographs sent. You can also rest assured that you money is going where it is needed, as at least 80 pence of every contributed pound goes towards each individual charity’s development work for children and their community.
For as little as 50 pence a day you can give someone an amazing Christmas gift, the effect of which will last for generations. You can choose which country you’d like to sponsor a child in, and you can even choose the gender of the child as well as their approximate age. Children are usually sponsored until they are 18, but you can stop at any time if you need to. The benefits of child sponsorship are manifold, from the obvious benefits of education and clean water, to the subtle improvements to a child’s self-esteem and motivation to succeed by simply letting them know that someone else cares.
Sponsoring a child means that child is more likely to survive in to adulthood, be free of disease and be educated. Make someone smile this Christmas by giving them something completely unique and special – the gift of giving a child a brighter future. Visit http://www.plan-uk.org/sponsor-a-child/ today.