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Reset's ideas for making a difference this Black Friday

26 November 2021

Black Friday is renowned for being one of the busiest (and most chaotic!) shopping days of the year. But more and more people are now looking to use this day as an opportunity to make a difference to a cause close to their heart. This Black Friday, check out these ways you can support migrant communities during this festive season.

1. The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Citizens UK are taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge. From 12pm 30th November- 12pm 7th December, your donation can be doubled. One donation, twice the impact! Your donation will go directly towards helping a community to resettle a refugee family to the UK through Community Sponsorship. If Citizens UK reach their target, the funds raised will ensure ten more refugee families get a fresh start.

2. Choose Love shop

At the Choose Love shop, you’ll browse products and click to add them to your basket just like at any other shop. But here’s the difference: the products aren’t for you. You’ll be choosing and buying crucial items to support refugees who are facing Christmas in the most difficult of conditions.

3. Freedom from Torture’s Christmas Gifts

Like the Choose Love shop, Freedom from Torture are also giving you the opportunity to buy essential items for refugees. You can choose to purchase items ranging from Covid care packs, to toiletries, to winter clothing, and Freedom from Torture will deliver them to people who need them most. Not only can you choose to buy Christmas gifts, you can also fund therapy sessions for refugees and survivors of torture, which can be a vital step as they recover and rebuild their lives in the UK.

4. Anqa collective

Anqa is an online marketplace for refugee entrepreneurs where you can find many wonderful gifts from a new generation of refugee-led businesses. Every purchase from Anqa helps their brilliant founders to grow their businesses.

5. Community Sponsorship Christmas card inserts

And finally, if you’re sending out Christmas cards this year, why not include one of our Community Sponsorship inserts? It’s a really simple way to raise awareness of Community Sponsorship amongst your family and friends and to encourage them to welcome refugees into their neighbourhoods. They’re free, festive and business-card sized so that they'll fit perfectly inside your Christmas cards! Order yours today by emailing us at: