20 December 2016

How You Can Help

There’s no doubt about it, 2016 has had some really truly horrible events occur throughout, and while in between these global disasters we may have all been able to find a bit of light in our personal lives and still find moments to have fun and enjoy ourselves and spend time doing things that make us happy, it’s been impossible to ignore the tragic events that have unfolded throughout this year. It’s heartbreaking to think back to all that has happened, and all that is still happening.

In the midst of all these lovely Christmas themed blog posts I’m seeing all over my Twitter feed, and the beautiful makeup posts I’m seeing, as well as contributing to, I just felt strongly that I wanted to publish this post, to provide some useful information and links to show you how you can help this Christmas, how you can donate to those that need it most, and how you can raise awareness. I feel so lucky and thankful that I get to spend this weekend and next week surrounded by loved ones, drinking, eating, being merry…and feeling safe. It’s all too easy to get swept up in the excitement of Christmas and switch off from the outside world, but please don’t forget just how many people don’t have the same luxuries and the same safeties and comforts that we do.

Shoebox World - For a small donation you can send a pre packed shoebox full of little goodies to children all around the world. You can also pick and buy the items yourself and pack it up but the 2016 campaign has now ended, you can still pack a shoebox online today with shoebox world and they will pack and send it out for you.

Share Africa- Send books, shoes, clothes, school supplies etc to the organizations office in Kenya and the donated items will be personally distributed to the children by a staff social worker. All donations, no matter how small are greatly appreciated, a small gift means so much to a child that has so little.

British Red Cross along with the Red Crescent are delivering essential food and medicine to people in desperate need in Syria.

Women For Women- Sponsor a woman survivor of war and help transform her life. They help women to earn and save money, improve health and wellbeing, influence decisions in their homes and communities and connect these women to support networks.

Doctors Without Borders- The globally respected medical relief organization has seen its hospitals in Aleppo destroyed but continues to send medical supplies to evacuees. DWB help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disaster of exclusion from healthcare.

There really are so many amazing charities and so many easy ways to donate and make a difference around the world:

Syria Relief 
White Helmets
Water Aid
Samaras Aid Appeal
Womens Aid

Human Relief Foundation 

Action Aid
Against Breast Cancer

Survivors Fund

British Heart Foundation  
Centre Point

The Children's Society 

Blue Cross

This list could go on and on and on, there are so many wonderful charities and you can find out so much by researching online, there are so many ways that we can help contribute to the amazing work these people are doing around the world.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy spending time with your loved ones, and if you can, any donation of any size would be greatly appreciated by any of the amazing charities and campaigns that work relentlessly around the world doing all they can to better it in some way.

Love, Chloe xo

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