Choose Love Returns To Carnaby Street In Time For Christmas
Since bursting onto the charity Christmas gifting scene in 2016, the Choose Love shop has dazzled shoppers with its unique offer to 'shop 'til you drop, and leave with nothing', with everything a shopper can buy - from hot food to emergency housing and more - given to refugees and asylum seekers around Christmas time. This year, the shop will kick off with one of its iconic launch events on the 2 November, continuing a series of events, from podcast recordings to live gigs, until Christmas.
With the refugee crisis reaching new records this year (it's estimated that more than 100 million people have been displaced worldwide), the Choose Love shop is proving to be more essential than ever. In the last couple of months, unforeseeable events such as the global increase in the cost of fuel and food because of the situation in Ukraine and the Ukraine war itself have impacted more people than we could imagine and in response, three new products have been added to help refugees and displaced people survive the harsh winter; disability support, the option of 'Heating Fuel' and financial help with 'evacuations' are all included. There are also two bundles on offer, the Bundle of Warmth and the Bundle of Love - both of which combine vital essentials to ensure people get what they need most.
Dawn O'Porter, co-founder and long-term supporter of the Choose Love shop, said: 'The Choose Love shop is now a staple of the festive period. Especially at the moment, while we're all reading the newspapers every day and wondering what we can do to help, buying from the Choose Love Shop offers people something that can make a real, tangible difference.'
Since Choose Love began in 2015, it has helped almost four million refugees and displaced people and worked in over 30 countries with grassroots organisations; the shop has also gained support from celebrities like Harry Styles, Dua Lipa and Phoebe-Waller Bridge during its time. Sounds like the ultimate act of love is a gift from Choose Love.