Published in October 2023

We’re excited to be part of Advent of Change’s 2023 charity network! 

The non-profit social enterprise, Advent of Change, which in 2018 pioneered the UK’s first advent calendar with a charity behind each door, has launched its 2023 charity-focused product line-up so this festive season you can make a difference for us and 23 other fantastic causes with just one purchase!

This year, as well as its flagship charity advent calendars, the collection includes a children’s advent calendar, an advent candle, and a 12 Days of Kindness Candle and Giftbook.

Being a non-profit organisation more than 75% of the proceeds from purchases go directly to charity. And if you are a company, Advent of Change has also launched a corporate offering so you can select beautiful gifts for your clients or employees whilst also supporting these wonderful causes.

Made in the UK with the tiniest of teams, Advent of Change believes even small changes can go a long way, so when you purchase an Advent of Change product, you’re getting behind that cause too. Head to to browse their non-profit collection! 

Sand Dams Worldwide are proud to join the Advent of Change movement, as part of the following products:

Charity Advent Calendar and Premium Charity Advent Calendar

Sand Dams Worldwide is proud to have been included in the best-selling Charity Advent Calendar and Premium Charity Advent Calendar, which are back again for 2023 and ready to brighten up your festive countdown.

Colourfully updated for 2023, the Charity Advent Calendar invites you to give back as you count down to Christmas. Buy this calendar and 24 charity donations of 50p are included in the price. Alternatively, purchase the Premium Charity Advent Calendar and give 24 x £1 donations to those same charities.

These are truly advent calendars with a difference, revealing a new charity recipient every day with each of the 24 perforated doors telling just how your contribution may be used – from providing food and medicine for those in need, to protecting our planet. Open the doors, and each day discover which charity you’ve helped!

Children’s Charity Advent Calendar

Advent of Change’s Children’s calendar reveals a new family-friendly charity recipient every day – packed with fun, colourful designs and lots of child-focused causes.

Open each of the 24 perforated doors with excitement to reveal which of the hand-selected charities your 50p donation has supported and how it will help each cause, from providing food and medicine for those in need, to protecting our oceans and animals. In a world that’s constantly evolving, this calendar can be a wonderful tool to help your children understand the world and the people in it.

Advent of Change’s commitment to sustainability means all three calendars are all fully recyclable, plastic-free and designed to minimise waste and impact on the environment and 85% of the proceeds go direct to charity.

Charity Advent Candle

The ideal gift for a loved one of for your own home, this stylish and beautifully designed advent candle is sure to fill your space with festive elegance and charm.

As the candle, scented with notes of nutmeg and ginger, burns down, it will reveal 24 hidden numbers, each of which represents a different charity, including Sand Dams Worldwide! A miniature booklet accompanies the candle to offer details of each of the different charities and the amazing work they do thanks to your support.

Plastic-free, and made from natural ingredients, this charity candle is not only good for 24 wonderful causes, it’s also better for the planet.

12 Days of Kindness Charity Candle

We are really excited to have been included as one of 12 causes supported through Advent of Change’s 12 Days of Kindness Candle. Made from 100% natural wax with no parabens and styled to perfection with a beautifully frosted glass finish, this eucalyptus and lime scented candle not only makes for elegant decor, but also has a huge positive impact.

12 hidden stars are revealed when lit, one to represent each charity supported by your purchase, including Sand Dams Worldwide. Light the candle each day, or whenever you need a pick-me-up, and use the booklet included to discover which charity you’ve helped and what your donation has helped them to do.

As Advent of Change is a non-profit organisation, over 75% of proceeds from the sales of both the 12 Days of Kindness Charity Candle and the Charity Advent Candle go directly to charity.

Open up to change this year

The entire Advent of Change range is available to buy online via the Advent of Change website where you can also read about Sand Dams Worldwide and the 23 other amazing causes taking part in the campaign.

About Advent of Change

Advent of Change is a non-profit organisation with a mission: to make the world a more fair, equal, and sustainable place.

It all began with a little idea – to take products made to be received and reverse their purpose to give instead. The organisation creates beautiful, everyday products and festive gifts that donate to multiple charities with one single purchase.

The pioneering concept has captured the hearts of many across the UK and attracted support from the press, the public and celebrities including Sir Richard Branson, Joanna Lumley OBE, and BBC radio presenter Greg James, to name just three.

In just 5 years Advent of Change has raised over £800,000 for 100 different charities and its innovative products have helped to raise the profile of many causes, introducing people to charities they never knew existed. 

Our current appeal: please donate what you can to help a community in Ethiopia to build a 'Sand Dam for Peace', access clean water and reduce water-related conflict

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