This Christmas, we want you to forget adulting and embrace togetherness through festive fun and games. From quizzes and spinners to mazes and dice, loads of the packaging in our exciting new seasonal gift collections transforms into games for the whole family to enjoy.
By playing with us this season, you’re not only doing your bit for the planet by upcycling your packaging, you’ll also be supporting International Alert’s Peace Play Project, which helps Syrian refugee children to heal through play.
Together with International Alert, our mission this Christmas is to send love, joy and compassion to some of the most vulnerable people in the world.
The Peace Play Project provides organised, therapeutic play sessions to help traumatised children to heal and express difficult emotions. Sessions are determined by the moods of the children, and can involve anything from games and drama to music and art. The sessions also involve playback theatre as a way of encouraging children to work through the trauma they've faced.
Every gift you buy from our seasonal gift collections will help fund the Peace Play Project in Lebanon for a year, providing play and activities in a safe place for Syrian refugee children to play and heal.
Gharam and her family are from Aleppo. Her favourite colours are red and yellow and she dreams of becoming a doctor. When asked about The Peace Play Project, she said “I love it, A LOT”. This is the only place for her to play safely and make friends. Gharam gets very excited for every session.
Leena’s family fled Syria with only the clothes they were wearing. She has been in camp for five years now. It’s crowded and the streets are too dangerous to play outside. The Peace Play Project is the only time Leena gets to play with other children outside of her family and become the outgoing little girl she is.
WHO ARE INTERNATIONAL ALERT?
International Alert works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. They focus on solving the root causes of conflict with people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, they work in collaboration turning in-depth research into practical solutions that make a difference on the ground.
“Some young Syrians struggle to remember a time before violence and loss, before they had to flee their homes and become refugees. We provide a safe space for them to play and finally be children again. This Christmas, we are thrilled to be partnering with The Body Shop. Every gift you buy from The Body Shop’s seasonal gift collections will help a Syrian child smile again. What a great way to share the spirit of Christmas.”
– Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert
From festive stocking fillers to feel-good secret Santa ideas, we've got Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. Head over to our Gifting Hub for all the inspiration and information you need to choose the perfect present.