This post is sponsored by UNICEF Canada. All opinions are our own.
Want your holiday donations to help kids not only survive, but thrive this holiday season? Give them Survival Gifts from UNICEF Canada that will really bring them joy! Every child deserves the chance to just be a kid, but children living in developing nations have too few opportunities to revel in the magic of playtime. Let’s learn more about how Survival Gifts work, then I’ll share a few of my favorite gifts that really bring on the joy for kids in need!
What are Survival Gifts from UNICEF Canada?
Survival Gifts are just that, gifts that you can donate through UNICEF that help those in dire need survive the challenges they face every day. Challenges that we can’t even imagine, like finding safe drinking water, staving off extreme hunger, or keeping their babies safe from life-threatening diseases.
There’s another aspect to surviving that we don’t often think about, though: emotional survival. If you think back to your psychology classes, you’ll remember that while the necessities like food, shelter, water, and air are at the base of the needs pyramid, there are four other categories that relate entirely to emotional needs. These include things like confidence, belonging, and self-reliance. Survival Gifts that help kids thrive also help meet these important needs.
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5 Survival Gifts that Help Kids Thrive
Learn and Play Gift
The Learn and Play gift includes enough supplies to help 23 children. For $55, 23 children will have access to necessities like pencils, textbooks and exercise books as well as fun stuff like sports balls and a jump rope. With this gift, you’ll be helping kids thrive by growing stronger minds and bodies!
Early Childhood Development Kit with Toys
The Early Childhood Development kit is one of my favorite Survival Gifts to help kids really thrive and bring them joy. It costs $270 and comes with enough learning toys for 50 children! Every child deserves a chance to play with toys, especially during the holidays. Playing together gives children a chance to socialize while learning new skills, like reading, matching skills, and number recognition. So not only are they having fun, but it’s setting the groundwork for future learning adventures.
For just $75, the Sports Pack includes enough supplies to help 94 kids experience the joys of outdoor playtime. With soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs, and skipping ropes, kids have a chance to learn teamwork and help heal past traumas by coming together with new friends. If you’re working with a tighter budget, a single high-quality soccer ball costs just $20 and reaches 10 children.
A bicycle is an amazing gift to give a child to help them not only survive but thrive. Not only do they help kids get to school faster or do chores to help their families, but they also let kids experience the joys and excitement of riding exploring their surroundings through cycling. Every child should feel the wind on their faces as they glide down a hill on a bike! This gift costs $191.
Writing and Sketching Pack
Maybe I’m biased since I’m a writer, but I think every kid should have an opportunity to express themselves creatively through writing and drawing. At $17, the Writing and Sketching Pack is perfect for every budget and includes enough pencils and notebooks to reach 27 children. Who knows, your donation could help the world discover the next JK Rowling or Picasso!
It’s easy to donate Survival Gifts from UNICEF Canada. Just pick your favorite and UNICEF will make sure it gets to where it’s needed most! You can even donate in honor of a loved one, then have a personalized greeting card sent to them to let them know.