Why not give the gift of giving this Christmas?
The Advent of Change calendar is the first-of-its-kind, with each day of the calendar representing a £1 donation to a different charity.
Despite only launching last year, Advent of Change raised over £100,000 for 24 charities in 2018. They have also received plenty of celebrity endorsements and an award from the Prime Minister for ‘outstanding contribution to charitable causes’.
The calendar is returning for 2019, alongside six brand-new products, including an enamel pin and a tote bag.
World-Changer Wall Calendar 2020
We will also be included in the Advent of Change ‘World-Changer Wall Calendar’ for 2020.
Each month represents a £1 donation to a different charity and carries the spirit of the Advent of Change across the year.
Not only will you be making a difference in the lives of others, but the calendar also invites you to make positive changes in your own life. Each month has a different theme related to the chosen charity and includes a monthly challenge to participate in.
It's hoped that these challenges will add a little extra kindness, sustainability and well-being to our everyday lives.
The UK’s first Braille advent calendar
This year's Premium Calendar will also be available in braille.
This is the first calendar of its kind and has been launched in collaboration with Royal National Institute of Blind People.
Speaking about the launch, Advent of Change founder, Kristina Salceanu, said: “Advent of Change is, and always will be, a not-for-profit enterprise designed to encourage people to give a little something back, so it’s important to us that we are always as inclusive as possible.
"We developed the Braille edition so that nobody need be excluded from discovering where their donation has gone each day and knowing the difference they have made.
"We're so grateful to have had the support and expertise of The RNIB – together, I hope we’ve created a product that will make a real positive difference.”
How it began
What started off as a small idea devised at a kitchen table has now captured the hearts and imaginations of major retailers.
Kristina set-up Advent of Change alongside a full-time job. She found some fantastic charities, created a product, and built relationships with corporate partners.
The purpose of the calendar is simple: to give rather than receive.
Kristina wants to continue to grow the profile of the calendar and hopes to double the amount raised last year.
“We really do believe that this simple concept has the power to change the world," she said.
"We aim to create the world’s kindest products and are delighted to announce more products that will support more charities for 2019.
"We are extremely proud to be representing Sustrans with our Premium Advent Calendar.”
Open up to change this year
The advent calendar costs £29.95. £24 of which is shared by 24 charities, one for each day.
The wall calendar costs £19.95. £12 of which is shared by 12 charities, one for each month.