The season for giving…

It’s the season for giving…

As I graze the web for a ridiculous amount of Christmas goodies, and cane my credit card on Cyber Monday, it dawned on me how I’m losing touch with the important things at Christmas. The most important being -kindness to others.

It’s not like I’m a ‘do-gooder’ and I’m by no means the sort who would run 10,000 miles for charity, but with all the good fortune I have in the world, all the freebies I receive, I try to give back. It’s how karma works.

English: Poinsettia on table at Christmas time...

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This year, I discovered ‘Smile of the Child’, a very special non-profit organisation that supports children in need in Greece. Some of them have been abandoned and orphaned due to the economic crisis, others are victims of abuse and neglect. Every story is heartbreaking and will humble you to the core.

So, every now and then, I gather up Boo’s clothes, put them in a big jiffy bag* and ship them to Greece with love. With it being Christmas, I have saved up a couple of items to reach them in time for the occasion. There’s something nurturing, loving and heart-warming about giving an orphan clothes my baby wore. Knowing they were worn with love, and hopefully that love will be passed on, somehow.

You can help too

If you’re interested in doing the same, their website is here: http://www.hamogelo.gr and the address to send goodies to is:

The Smile of the Child, Children and Family Support Centre, Stountio & Gliati 2, Marousi, Athens, 15124, GREECE.

While I’m at it, I’d also like to bring your attention to our charity partner – Mothers 2 Mothers. A charity we are very proud to support here at The Milk Drunk Diary.

Mothers2mothers

Mothers2mothers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What makes them special, is that they train, employ and empower mothers living with HIV to bring health and hope to other mothers, their families and communities. And when you’ve seen their incredible work first hand like I have, it never leaves you. To have met a Mother with HIV who didn’t pass it on to her child, because of the education and support she received from the charity is incredible, and makes me want to do more to help them. There are many ways you can get involved, from fundraising events, to just following them on Twitter.

So there you go, I’ve done my bit. Now it’s your turn.

Want to find out more about why we chose Mothers 2 Mothers? Read on here.

  • *Royal Mail postage costs more to send a large box, so send two jiffy envelopes instead!