5 sites to buy Christmas gifts that make a difference in this world

Thrill your family and friends with lovely gifts while helping refugees and animals this year [Image by Ivana Kohoutová from Pixabay]
Thrill your family and friends with lovely gifts while helping refugees and animals this year [Image by Ivana Kohoutová from Pixabay]

These websites do double-duty by allowing you to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones, while also benefiting worthwhile causes.

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It is just under a month until Christmas and if you are still looking for the perfect gift for your family and friends, why not make a real difference this year by purchasing gifts and making a difference in the lives of less-fortunate people and animals. The following are websites with shops selling gifts that benefit more than just the receiver.

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Dignity Centre in Nicosia (Refumade Sewing Cooperative)

The Dignity Centre in Nicosia is a community space where all are welcome, offering a sewing room, classroom, games room, kitchen, laundry room, and child-friendly space. All items are handmade here by refugees, and each item sold means money for the creator. This gives refugees dignity and a way to make a living, feel wanted, and useful. The shop on the website also offers a cookery book with refugee’s own recipes and stories from back home.

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Amnesty International online shop

The official Amnesty International USA store sells gifts that support indigenous communities worldwide and helps Amnesty continue their life-saving work. Items in the shop are fairly traded and help raise awareness for human rights in this increasingly terrible world. Choose from a range of high-quality t-shirts, bags, hoodies, hats and bandanas, jewelry, bags, wallets and journals for a gift that keeps on giving. If you live elsewhere in the world, search for your local Amnesty online shop.

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