Christmas fundraising ideas

There are so many ways you can get involved in Big Family Christmas, and you can choose just one – or every one!

However you participate, every single little act of Christmas giving means a brighter future for a hungry child.

1. Big Family Christmas lunch

Planning a special Christmas lunch with your friends, family or colleagues? You can have fun raising funds by hosting a Big Family Christmas lunch.

One idea could be to host a bring-a-plate lunch, and ask guests to donate the usual cost of their midday meal to Mary’s Meals.

2. Share the hope and joy of Advent

Advent is a time of peace, joy and giving, bringing people together through faith, friendship and family. It offers a wonderful opportunity to reach out to impoverished communities around the world and send hope to hungry children.

Our Big Family Christmas Advent pack has lots of ideas to support your Advent preparations, including a children’s activity and an all-age talk.

3. Big Family Christmas cards

Wish your loved ones a happy Christmas this year with a Mary’s Meals Big Family Christmas card.

Not only will you be sending love and festive wishes to your friends and family, you’ll also be giving the gift of hope to children in desperate need.

4. Set an extra place at your Christmas table

You can set a place at our virtual Big Family Christmas dinner table and set a hungry child up for a whole school year.

Your personalised dinner plate can then be viewed alongside hundreds of others from all over the world, as the Mary’s Meals family gathers – virtually – around the dinner table for our Big Family Christmas.

5. A Christmas promise

Every single little act of Christmas giving means a brighter future for a hungry child.

Make a promise this festive season, and support a different child every month with Mary’s Meals through regular giving.

Set up a regular gift to Mary’s Meals this Christmas and, every month, you’ll be letting another child know they matter.

6. Say a prayer

For many of us, Christmas is a special time to celebrate faith. Please remember our work in your prayers this festive season.

We rely on the prayers of thousands of supporters around the world to bless our mission and help us keep our promise to the children who depend on Mary’s Meals.

7. Unwrap a child’s future this festive season!

Give your family or friends the perfect present this year by making a £13.90 / €15.60 / $19.50 donation in exchange for a Big Family Christmas gift card.

Each card sent to your loved one, feeds a hungry child for a whole school year. Now that’s some uplifting gifting!

8. Who will you invite?

The best part about a Big Family Christmas is that everyone’s welcome! Let your friends and family know they’re invited too by sharing one of our special cover photographs on your own social media profile.

You can download a beautiful Big Family Christmas-themed graphics, and help us spread festive joy across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – and to the lives of children in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Simply click on the images below to download and share on your social media channels – and don’t forget to like or follow us!

9. Give the gift of a good read

Christmas is a time for miracles. Our founder Magnus’ bestselling book, The Shed That Fed A Million Children, recounts the miraculous way in which Mary’s Meals grew from a tiny tin shed in rural Scotland, to a global movement feeding more than one million children.

If you’re stuck for a Christmas gift, this could make an inspiring stocking filler for someone you love.

Big Family Christmas