According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2012 Australians spent over 18 billion on gifts and Christmas related expenses. This included toys, Christmas lights and other Christmas gifts for family and friends.
Of that 18 billion dollars, 789 million dollars has been estimated to be spent on unwanted gifts. These gifts are items that are not useful or do not serve a purpose for the receiver. It also includes gifts that are not used or are not wanted by the receiver.
At PeoplePledge, we believe in giving gifts that are not only meaningful but also have huge positive impact on an individual’s life. Pledging a Christmas gift amount instead of giving an unwanted gift this Christmas means that your loved one can use the funds on what’s needed. This can include to pay for much needed treatment, surgery or medication. It can also mean that their health is improved an the quality of life has increased tremendously.