Would you like to make a meaningful charitable gift before the year is up, but you’re not quite sure where to give?
Every holiday season, charities, community groups and individuals blow us away with the creative and impactful campaigns they set up on Chimp. We wish we could highlight them all, but for the sake of helping you make a choice, we decided to focus on three initiatives that surely won’t fail to inspire your giving spirit.
Christmas Lights for Charity
Tens of thousands of lights are currently lighting up 4967 Chalet Place in North Vancouver, the home of Aurore Viau and John Ribalkin. For Viau and Ribalking, the epic Christmas light display is a great way to give back to their community — by spreading some Christmas cheer and by raising money for two local charities, the Harvest Project and Shriners Care For Kids.
You can support this project by leaving a food donation for the Harvest Project at 4967 Chalet Place or you can give to the Chalet Lights campaign on Chimp.
Sponsor a Syrian Family
For many refugee families, moving to to a new country means safety and the chance at a better life. But it also means adjusting to a new culture and making ends meet with very few resources. This holiday season, the Victoria Refugee Sponsorship Group is asking for donations to help one Syrian family of five get settled into their new life in Canada. $20 buys a warm blanket, $35 buys a children’s toy and $50 gets a set of pots and pans.
Give the Gift of Sport
Joining a sports team has many benefits for kids and adults alike: it makes us healthier, boosts our self-esteem and is a great opportunity to make new friends. Unfortunately, many families can’t afford to enroll their children in organized sports and kids are left on the sidelines. Luckily, there are wonderful organizations like KidSport Vancouver providing financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under.
Double your charitable impact this holiday season by giving to “The Gift of Sport” holiday campaign. Every dollar you give will be matched up to $4,000!
Still not sure what campaign or charity you'd like to give to? No worries. Chimp is celebrating charitable giving this December with Give On. You can make your charitable impact by giving to any participating campaign. Give On today!