When our oldest daughter was chosen to represent her school at WE DAY, she was beyond excited.

I think it's going to change everything, Mummy. And I am going to change, too.

She's always been a thoughtful kid, but it's still something we talk about a lot in our home and with all four kids. 



Give respect, generosity, compassion and kindness. 

All of it will come back to you in beautiful ways. 

It's harder during the holiday season with all of the What are you going to get for yourself? that goes on.

And that's okay. Kids will be kids, and there is a lot of joy around the idea of receiving something you wished and hoped for. 

But learning about the number of children who don't have the opportunity to go to school, because they can't afford supplies or have to work to support their families, really struck a chord with my daughter. School is her favourite place to be. 

She has committed to joining the Free the Children Education Campaign to help build 200 new schools in developing communities around the world. And being the fashionista that she is, the ABC Education Rafiki Friend Chains are a perfect fit for her. 


During this season of generosity, take some time to find a charity that resonates with your family and learn how to make a difference, no matter how small. Teach your children about the needs of people in their own neighbourhoods (e.g. by collecting goods for the food bank), as well as those on the other side of the world. 

ABC Education Rafiki chains are the perfect stocking stuffer for your socially-conscious family member. They are handmade by a Maasai Mama in Kenya and every $10 chain sold equips a child with school supplies for a year. Each chain sold, makes a direct impact on the life of a child as well as the women who earn fair wage income as a means to support their families and take on a leadership role in their communities. 

To help span the distance, these chains also come with a unique code that can be entered online to track your impact and see where your life-changing gift was delivered. 


Our friends at ME TO WE would like to help you make a difference. They are offering three ABC Rafiki Education chains to my Canadian readers. If you'd like to give the gift of making a difference this holiday season, leave a comment below and I'll randomly select my winners next week. 

For other holiday gift ideas, be sure to visit the Me to We Artisans page.



Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works through Elan.Works and is a designer and content editor at GenderAvenger. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health, Woman's Day, and Flow magazines and at TEDxRegina and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.