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This Alternative Advent Calendar Makes Christmas Giving Easy — and It Won’t Cost You a Penny

Everyone knows Christmas is all about giving. But that’s easier said than done when your wallet’s empty and you haven’t even started Christmas shopping, am I right? 

Well, problem solved. We’ve got a way that you can satisfy your desire to give back, without costing you a penny. And all you have to do is join us in taking action on some of the world’s biggest problems. 

Disclaimer: It won’t help with your Christmas shopping. That’s still on you, scrooge. 


Today, we launch the Global Citizen alternative advent calendar — the “Actions of Kindness” calendar, because we believe that if everyone takes action together, we can all make real change for a fairer world.

Sign up: Take Your Action of Kindness This Christmas

Click here to sign up, and every day from Dec. 20 to Christmas Eve you’ll open the (digital) door to an action — whether it’s sending a tweet, signing a petition, or sharing a post on social media. And you won’t even have to go out in the cold. 

This holiday season, we’re bringing people together to raise their collective voices on everything from girls’ education, to Fairtrade, to UK aid. Because our voices are louder together (no, we’re talking about group scream-singing at the office Christmas party). 

Sign up: Take Your Action of Kindness This Christmas

And, as a massive thank you for taking all our actions, we’ll send you a special gift on Christmas Day — it’s the season for giving after all. 

But that’s not all. Because we’re feeling particularly merry, every time you take action, we’ll give you double Rewards points. You can then use your points to earn tickets to gigs like Elbow, Rag’n’Bone Man, and even Shania Twain. 


It’s our way of saying thank you for your actions, which go so far in changing lives, helping to create an equal world, free from poverty. 

So sign up here to start taking actions to make our world fairer. And happy Christmas! 

Global Citizen believes the world needs people who are engaged, knowledgeable, and passionate about change. You can join us by taking action here