London (ANI): Scarlett Johansson and Johnny Vegas both want the same present this Christmas – a goat. The actress and the comedian were doing their bit to encourage people to choose an alternative stocking-filler for the festive period. Oxfam Unwrapped urged gift-givers to shell out money on things such as a goat for a needy family in the developing world, training a teacher and school books.
"I spent an amazing day with some young girls at an Oxfam-funded school in Uttar Pradesh," the Mirror quoted Johansson as saying. "They were all from the lowest Dalit caste, but their education had filled them with ambition, self worth and hope for the future. "Every child deserves that kind of start in life - and Oxfam Unwrapped gifts like desks and chairs, school equipment and even the school buildings themselves can provide this. And that's why I am asking for us all to give these kinds of gifts this Christmas," she added.
Vegas also said: "I can honestly say I'd love to get an Oxfam Unwrapped goat for Christmas. It's the perfect gift - something that is sure to be appreciated, and can potentially even change people's lives. Really, who needs more stuff? "But what we all do need is that warm glow of knowing that we've done something that has really helped another person somewhere in the world."