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3 Alternative Gifts to Give this Winter

The holidays are about giving. Whether it be giving gifts to your family, community or co-workers, everyone knows it is the season to help other people. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same living situation as one another and there are millions of people throughout the world that are in need. A great gift to give someone you love is the gift of helping people who need it most. Here are a list of five charitable foundations and alternative gifts you can give your loved ones to not only make them happy, but to make loads of other individuals have a warm and bountiful holiday season as well.

1. World Vision – Sponsor a child


World Vision is a well-renowned charity that allows you the option to sponsor a child, the child can be sponsored in your name or in lieu of somebody else you plan on giving the gift too. This truly is a remarkable charity. When you sponsor a child you can help them work their way out of poverty. World Vision states that they help more than four million children in over 100 different countries. To learn how you can sponsor a child go to

2. World Vision – Donate an Animal


Another beneficial opportunity World Vision offers to help those in need is the donation of an animal, and there are a plethora of different options. The World Vision site offers price points and specifics on what animals you can give to families in need. From goats and chickens to alpacas there are many options you can choose from to really assist those who need help.

3. Big Sunday


Big Sunday is a charitable organization that donates to shelters, food banks and various social programs across the country. Big Sunday has an emphasis of helping people get back on their feet so they can live their lives to their fullest potential. There are various ways to help out a Big Sunday in order to bring cheer to those less fortunate. Donate money, clothes, gently used items and books are key examples of how you can help at Big Sunday. But those are just a few of the over 2,000 ways Big Sunday states they offer to help the underprivileged.

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