How to give unique, budget-friendly gifts this holiday season

When it comes to buying gifts for loved ones, many of us are looking for something unique, with a high impact and a low price tag. For gifts you can feel good about giving, here are several budget-friendly, one-of-a-kind options – plus they’re all matched by government, foundations or corporate partners for an even bigger impact.

School meals: Supply school kitchens with cookware, nutritious ingredients like rice and beans, and clean water for cooking and washing. This gift requires a $10 donation and is matched five times, for a $60 value.

Mosquito net: Malaria kills more than 400,000 people around the world every year. Mosquito nets treated with insecticide help protect children in regions where malaria infections threaten lives year-round. Your $10 donation is matched eight times for a $90 value.

School essentials: This $18 donation will be matched two times for a $54 value, and it provides school essentials like textbooks and pencils, in addition to funding school meal programs and teacher training.

Sports supplies: Children experiencing poverty and conflict need safe spaces to enjoy their childhoods. This gift provides equipment and uniforms and helps organize inclusive sports clubs where girls can participate equally. A $24 donation is matched two times for a $72 value.

Find out more about these and other gifts that give back at plangifts.ca

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