• Hooray! Christmas
    is coming.
    Last year, we asked you to give up a little extra spending to help families in need. And we're asking for your help again this year.

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  • Give it up for Christmas!
    Give up sending Christmas cards. Downsize your turkey. Put those novelty socks back on the shelf. Do something amazing instead.
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  • Be Santa for the day
    This Christmas, lots of children in Scotland will wake to find Santa hasn’t come. Your donations will help pay for presents, food and heating bills.
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What is Give It Up For Christmas?

Every family should enjoy Christmas. But for some, the festive period is tough. So while some of us run around buying things we don’t need, others worry about telling their kids Santa won’t be coming.

Last year, we asked you give up a little at Christmas and we outdid our target! Thanks to your generous donations, families all over Scotland were able to celebrate Christmas. But there are still lots more living in poverty.

So we're asking you to give up something and donate to With Kids again this year. It doesn't have to be much. An extra box of mince pies. A novelty tie. Brussels sprouts. Large or small, every donation makes a difference.

If you can’t donate, please help spread the word. Every penny goes towards making Christmas special for families who might otherwise struggle.

Ready to Give it up for Christmas?

(Course you are!)
Here's what to do

Give up something

Biscuits. Booze. Brussels sprouts. Christmas cards. Mince pies. Novelty ties. Tinsel.

What will you give up for Christmas?
Click here for a little inspiration

Donate in a flash

You’ll be whisked off to our secure JustGiving page, where you can hand over your pennies.

Or text GIUP555 to 70070 to donate £5,
GIUP5510 to donate £10 etc.

Feel absolutely magic

It’s the time of goodwill and giving. Knowing you’re helping families have a better Christmas will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

And we'll keep you updated on our progress through our Facebook page.

Where does your money go?

Every single penny donated to our JustGiving page goes to With Kids, a registered charity who work with families in the East End of Glasgow and South West Edinburgh. They are a charity focused on building children’s self-esteem and resilience, while also supporting their families. Every Christmas, they help families who’ve been hit by poverty, breakdown and illness by providing them with food, presents and other essentials.

How can your donations help?


a selection box


a hot meal


a present from Santa


a warm winter jacket

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