Farms for City Children supporter, and award-winning social enterprise, Advent of Change, has announced the long-awaited 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 Farms for City Children.

With new research from the Charities Aid Foundation estimating that 4.9m fewer people donated to charity in 2022, the non-profit organisation hopes to spread the spirit of giving more than ever this Christmas – encouraging those who can, to swap chocolate for charity this year.

The inspiring charity-focused collection has now expanded to include an innovative range of products with unique ways to donate, from festive scented candles to Christmas crackers filled with celebrity jokes.

Committed to changing lives, Advent of Change founder, Kristina Salceanu, hopes to raise over £100,000 in 2022 for their charity partners. Kristina said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing back our classic advent calendars, and our charity family of 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.”


Advent of Change has raised over £13,500 for Farms for City Children over the last three years. When you buy one of the following products this Christmas, you will be helping us to support as many children as possible in 2023:

Premium Advent Calendar

£32.95 from and John Lewis and Partners

The original calendar is back for Christmas 2022. This latest edition of the best-selling advent calendar donates £1 to each of the 24 amazing charities; local, national and international.

With a stunning aesthetic and muted colour palette, this premium advent calendar, which is completely plastic-free, helps to give more with just one purchase. Perfect for gifting to a friend, or bringing the family together back through giving.

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


Children’s Advent Calendar

£17.95 from and John Lewis and Partners

With child-friendly wording and family-focused charities, this children’s advent calendar features a fun, colourful design and is completely plastic-free. Entertain your little ones with the enjoyable game of finding Santa’s lost decorations when opening the advent doors, helping the whole family get into the Christmas spirit whilst showing the importance of giving back.

With 50p donations to each of the 24 incredible family-friendly charities who showcase a broad range of issues, this calendar is the perfect choice for schools and young families.

The Children’s Advent Calendar is available online at and John Lewis and Partners.


Christmas Crackers

£25.95 from and John Lewis and Partners

Advent of Change’s most requested product for 2021 is back with a bang – these Christmas crackers really bring charity to the table, donating £2 per cracker to six wonderful charities. Pull the cracker and find out how your donation has helped those in need and read the side-splitting joke provided by celebrities such as Lorraine Kelly, Harry Hill and Joanna Lumley. Not forgetting the all-important paper hat to make your charity Christmas cracker experience complete.

Advent of Change’s commitment to sustainability means the crackers are all fully recyclable or compostable, plastic-free and designed to minimise waste and impact on the environment.

The Christmas Crackers are available in two colour schemes online at


Advent Candle

£24.95 from and John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose.

An innovative twist on the classic advent candle, the Advent of Change version brings a charitable donation to every day of the festive countdown. The premium candle features countdown numbers and a booklet accompaniment to outline exactly what your donation has achieved, with a donation every day supporting 24 charities. Although perfect for the festive countdown, the candle has a chic and elegant design that works all year round, creating the perfect centre piece for your table or mantlepiece

From helping to protect wild animals and their natural habitats, to providing special days to terminally ill young people, each of the 24 charities has been researched and chosen specifically for its incredible contribution to making the world a better place. For those looking to support multiple charities with one purchase, the Advent of Change candle is the perfect gift.

Made from 100 per cent natural wax with no parabens. Manufactured in the UK from raw materials, not tested on animals.


*Charities Aid Foundation UK Giving Report, 2022