Tuesday, 20 December 2011
20th Dec - Wow! Well Christmas is drawing near, and food is on mind! As well as buying Fair Trade decorations, cards, gifts we can also get Fair Trade food and ingredients to cook or bake yummy food for Christmas. Even one or two Fair Trade ingredients is a great start!
We just had Mulled White Wine with some Fair Trade ingredients. TOASTY AND SPICY!! Shortbread with FairTrade sugar and Fair Trade cinnamon or spices! Or try an alternative to Christmas pudding - Frozen Christmas Pudding ! Even if you can't see specific fair Trade recipes that you like, you can just substitute even one ingredient with a Fair Trade one!
Whatever we do, LET'S MAKE IT A FAIRER CHRISTMAS!
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Crisis UK is a national charity for single homeless people, you can donate or volunteer this Christmas! Just click here
Shelter Scotland show us many ways in which we can help this Christmas time from "festifying your FaceBook" to having a carol service!
Christian Aid shows us how we can help transform the lives of some of the world's poorest families and help lift them out of poverty!
These are just a few ideas I found online and these only took 30 seconds to find. So if whether you have tins of food, a spare hour or a spare fiver, there are so many ways you can help those less fortunate!
Friday, 2 December 2011
I just wanted to share some ideas to help us all have a Fairer Christmas this year and you may even save some money into the bargain!!
Not sure how many people have heard of Shoebox Appeals but they are a great way to help people in need particularly at Christmas time. They don't cost much to fill but provide children and adults alike with much needed basics.
There are many churches who have shoebox appeals at Christmas but there are also organisations such as Samaritans Purse who give lots of information about making up shoeboxes, what to put in them and where to drop them when done!