Shivia is an Advent of Change charity

Just when the spirit of giving is needed more than ever, the best-selling charity range from Advent of Change is back for Christmas 2022 and Shivia is proud to be a part of it once again.

Award-winning social enterprise, Advent of Change, has just announced the return of its festive charity range for 2022 – including its best-selling charity advent calendar, which replaces chocolate or plastic-filled advent calendars with a daily donation to 24 incredible causes – including Shivia!

Shivia joined the Advent of Change revolution when it first launched in 2018. The pioneering concept has since raised over £700,000 for 100 different charities.

This year you can support Shivia when you buy the Premium Advent Calendar, Christmas Crackers and the Scented Candle. Take a look here…

Premium Charity Advent Calendar

Say goodbye to chocolate behind the door and say hello to giving instead!

Shivia is proud to be included in this year’s best-selling Premium Charity Advent Calendar for the fifth year running.

Open each door and find out which charity you have helped that day. But which door will reveal your donation to Shivia – you’ll have to buy the calendar to find out!

The Premium Advent Calendar is available online at and John Lewis and Partners   

Charity Christmas Crackers

We are pleased to be included in the Christmas Crackers again – the most requested Advent of Change product last year.

Their set of six eco-friendly crackers are available in silver or red, allowing you to donate while enjoying your Christmas meal.

Each cracker shows your donation on a beautifully designed card bauble and don’t worry – there’s a paper hat inside each one and an extra special joke written by a renowned celebrity!

The Christmas Crackers are available in two colour schemes online at

Scented Candle

We’re also delighted to have been included in Advent of Change’s luxury scented candle.

Made from 100% natural wax with no parabens, the candle is manufactured in the UK from raw materials and not tested on animals.

As your advent candle, scented with notes of eucalyptus and lime, burns down, it will reveal 12 stars, each of which represents a different charity. The booklet gives details of each charity you have helped and the amazing work they do in communities throughout the UK and worldwide, Shivia included!

The Scented Candle is available online at and John Lewis and Partners

About Advent of Change

Committed to changing lives, Advent of Change founder, Kristina Salceanu, hopes to raise over £100,000 in 2022. Kristina said:

We’re thrilled to be bringing back our classic advent calendars, and our family of charity products for 2022. It’s been an incredibly tough couple of years for many of our charity partners, and we know so many people will be feeling the impact of the next few months with today’s challenging economic climate. 

Now more than ever, amazing charities are doing life-changing work to aid those in need, and we know it can be hard to decide on just one to support – which is where our Advent of Change concept all started!

No matter which you choose, each of our wonderful products provides the perfect way to give back to so many charities in one go, and gift someone, or yourself, the chance to really make a difference this festive season.”

Kristina Salceanu, Founder of Advent of Change

The Advent of Change range is available to buy online at Advent of Change and John Lewis.

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