Survival Gifts (UNICEF)
It’s quite sobering to know that about 19,000 children die everyday of preventable causes, making it a huge issue that begs for more widespread awareness. Survival Gifts are a neat way to give, because you can donate tangible things (an actual gift that comes in a box)–like a set of soccer balls to encourage and facilitate play, a literacy pack filled with exercise books to encourage learning through reading, crucial items for emergency situations and disasters, and it removes some of the ambiguity from a typical donation–leaving you with the feeling that you’ve provided something physical to a real community. We thought that was truly inspiring. If you’re into it, find out more about Unicef’s Survival Gifts at http://survivalgifts.ca.
You can also check out some older videos we’ve done to promote UNICEF’s Survival Gifts here, featuring a boy who’s found himself without his family in the midst of a natural disaster, and here, featuring a girl who’s village doesn’t have access to clean drinking water.