Blog – 12 Days of Christmas for Charity – Help a good cause in your local area this festive season!

The 12 Days of Christmas for Charity – support a charity near you in the build up to Christmas.

To mark the season of goodwill to all, The Good Exchange is featuring 12 of the charitable projects registered on its platform – one for each of the 12 Days of Christmas. The projects span a range of worthy causes helping communities across the UK, from a Slough-based charity providing supported housing for the homeless, another helping Syrian refugee women to settle into their new lives in Oxford, and the West Berkshire Food Bank delivering food parcels to families who might not otherwise be able to feed their children.

Please take a few moments to see how you can make a difference to their fundraising efforts this Christmas here or see the full list below.

More than 350 charitable projects are currently fundraising through The Good Exchange platform. If you’re looking to donate to a project in your local area that’s not listed in our 12 Days of Christmas Campaign, you can find hundreds of other worthy causes here. And if you’re a Trust, Foundation or business looking to give money via a grant or individual donation – or if you’re interested in hearing about the benefits of ‘match-funding’ where your grant enables the amount of money raised to be  doubled, greatly incentivising donations – please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

1st Day of Christmas – For a £6.66 donation, a young person can attend a Lambeth Action for Youth workshop to divert them from crime, gang-rivalry & social exclusion.

2nd Day of Christmas – Just £10 will enable West Berkshire Food Bank to deliver a food parcel to one rural family in crisis this Christmas.

3rd Day of Christmas – A £5 donation runs a 1 hour Syrian Sisters support session for isolated Syrian Refugee women who have escaped from the war.

4th Day of Christmas – A £17.51 donation fills a Darcey’s Dream sibling memory box for a child who has lost a brother or sister.

5th Day of Christmas – Slough Homeless Our Concern will transform the life of one homeless person  for £3,675.

6th Day of Christmas – Just under £1,000 will enable Revitalise Respite Holidays to send a carer and the disabled person they care for on a much-needed respite break

7th day of Christmas – Just £49 will take a young child through Persona Doll education to understand the impact of hate crime and discrimination.

8th Day of Christmas – Help Southside Family look after the pets of domestic abuse sufferers who have fled their homes – £70 will support a cat and £120 a dog for 1 month.

9th Day of Christmas – It only takes £2.00 for 1 child and £10 for 5 children to be educated about the risks of drug abuse by the Drugwatch Foundation.

10th day of Christmas – Not-profit Shelf Juniors Football club in West Yorkshire enables 250 children and adults of any gender, ethnicity & ability to play. They desperately need their own football pitch & clubhouse.

11th Day of Christmas – Support stroke or head injury patients at Frimley Park Hospital (Hampshire, Surrey & Berkshire) with rooms for speech therapy, psychology assessment, an outdoor space & specialised equipment such as wheelchairs.

12th day of Christmas – Donate to help MyAFK to give the 1 in 17 children in the UK with a disability a chance to move around. £5,000 will give mobility independence.

If you want to donate to a project in your area but didn’t see one here visit our projects page to find more.

On behalf of everyone at The Good Exchange, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and thank all our funders, fundraisers and donors for their support this year.