Celebrate Christmas for a cause with these options

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 20, 2014 14:10 IST

The holiday season, is a perfect excuse to indulge in something that you truly deserve. But how about adding a greater goodness to your festive shopping by making a difference to someone's life. Here's how to be a real-life Santa and bring true joy to the world.


Spreading The Cheer

If you buy an X-Mas dress for your little one, it can light up the life of another little one too. At Coochhie Coo - a brand for customized kidswear, out of every purchase you make, 10 percent will be donated to the kids at NGO

Prayas in Faridabad.

WHERE: Sagrika Mittal Goyal, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket

Go Offline For Charity

German airline Lufthansa has launched a digital detox app. If you switch off from internet connectivity before, after and during your flight, on December 24, every minute of downtime recorded will be converted into donations to help build a school.


Beauty From Within

Make a difference to the lives of others even as you shop for yourself. At Shahnaz Husain stores, 5 percent of the proceeds from their popular beauty products 'Shalife' and 'Shamoist' will go to underprivileged children. They are also supporting Indian Blind Sports Association, to provide monetary donations for the visually challenged besides providing employment opportunities to students from their Shamute and Shasight beauty schools for the impaired.

WHERE: Shahnaz Husain Store, G7, Ground Floor, Select City Walk, Saket

Be A Santa With A Soul

Buying gifts for children will take a new meaning when it comes with a cause. How about buying these cute dolls from Dolls4Tibet. Made by Tibetan refugee women in Dharamshala, the dolls are available on pre-order for

Rs 1000 onwards. Call: 9350171278

For The Kids By The Kids

Teach youngsters the art of giving even if it makes a small difference. When you buy a lunch box and bottle set from Tupperware, Rs 10 from every set sold goes for educating a child under the Care4Food program.

WHERE: Through Tupperware distributors


For The Greater Good

Looking for Christmas gifts or want to do up your place? Shop at The Goodwill Shop - a social enterprise that provides platform for NGOs, artisans and socially responsible groups to sell their products. They hold exhibits and stock products ranging from crafts, candles, art to bakery. Rs150 upwards. WHERE: www.facebook.com/TheGoodwillShop

Food For All

This Christmas as you shop to stock up your pantry with plum cakes, spare a thought for those who can't afford such treats. At L'Opera, the French bakery, festive programs include supporting fund-raising activities by the Apostolic Nunciature and Main Tendue -Charity in Action which brings financial and physical support for children.

WHERE: L'Opera Khan Market, Select City Walk


The X-Mas spirit can be celebrated by treating street kids with cakes and ice-creams. Also everyone should get associated with atleast one ngo.

Laurent Samandari, MD, L'Opera

Make a practice to perform one good deed a day. feeding the hungry by not throwing your left overs or donating clothes is true spirituality.

Shahnaz husain, beauty expert

Sharing knowledge and imparting basic education is a priceless difference we can bring to others. Thinking positively too is a great start.

Chandan Singh, CMO, Tupperware

Compiled by Zofeen Maqsood

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