In the US alone, a new survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) projects U.S. consumers will spend a total of $18.2 billion on Valentine’s day this year. Over $4 billion of that will be spent on jewelry alone, with another $2 billion on flowers. We are also expected to spend on cards, clothes, and an overall nice evening out on February 14th.
In Australia, a study found Australians are set to drop a whopping $253 million on Valentine’s Day. This equates to a spend of approximately $315 per person on gifts for their significant other.
Well, Valentine’s Day. Is it a “ridiculous” concept or “A day to stop and think about love”?
Whether you love Valentine’s day or not, we can all agree, this world needs more love and it’s as good a day as any to share it and think about what it means to you. To us at BTO, this is what we think:
The need for love KNOWS NO AGE, GENDER OR RACE and every child needs love, no matter where they call home.
Of course, if you are planning on gifting to your loved one this February, consider giving a self-less token of love that will stand the test of time?
Here are 5 amazing gifts to give on Valentine’s day which will stand the test of time:
$50 provides a safe haven for rescued orphans in Nepal for a month.
3. GIVE AN EDUCATION
$25 sends a child to school for a month and provides all their study material.
4. GIVE A SCHOLARSHIP
$250 sends a young adult to university or vocational training, for a month. $500 will completely take care of 2 months of study, $1000 will cover 4 months, and so on. Learn more about our scholarship projects here.
5. SPONSOR A CHILD
By gifting a child sponsorship, you are not only changing a child’s life but you are also establishing a very special connection between your Valentine and a child in need. Many of our sponsors have established bonds with their sponsored children, lasting beyond their “graduation” from the BTO programs.
Donate in the name of your Valentine and you can let them know that they have changed a life in the name of love. Then, subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay in the loop with the progress made thanks to your Valentine’s gift and follow us on social media here for live updates.
Let’s get started doing something different this Valentine’s day!
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