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Showing you care in lockdown

In the UK we're still getting used to the idea of lockdown. In the last couple of weeks our lives have changed so much, and for many of us, it's taking some getting used to. One of the things people are struggling with is not being able to celebrate things with their loved ones. Most people were unable to see their mum on Mother's Day and the longer this goes on the more celebrations we are missing. One way of reaching out to our loved ones, while helping those living in poverty across the world, is to choose a World Gifts ecard. The card goes straight to their inbox and can be personalised with your own message so your loved...

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CAFOD World Gifts and Coronavirus

CAFOD World Gifts go towards five funds within CAFOD’s work. As our generous supporters, we wanted to update you on how Covid-19 might be affecting our work.  Coronavirus has now spread to every continent except Antarctica, with confirmed cases in several African, Asian and Latin American countries where CAFOD works. As of 14 March, the World Health Organization confirmed that there have been more than 149,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide, causing more than 5,500 deaths.  Our programmes around the world are run, managed and staffed by people who live amongst and are close to the communities they support. Every context will be different, but at this point we need to put the safety of all our staff, and the local aid teams on the ground, first.  The...

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International Women's Day: Gifts with a girl-power focus

As we approach International Women's Day on 8 March, I want to highlight again the work we are doing to help women living in poverty. Much of our work helps women because they are the most vulnerable within communities. This year, we're highlighting the struggles of women living in poverty. As a girl, you are less likely to go to school and therefore learn a trade to earn an income. Culturally, women are more often expected to stay at home and look after the family rather than contribute to the household income. They often have less rights and are more at risk in times of change. At CAFOD, we work all over the world helping women and girls to learn...

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Great gifts for Mother's Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, we've put together our favourite gifts for Mum, Nan or Grandma so that you can choose the perfect Mother's Day gift. Marvellous Mother's Day gifts Save babies in Zimbabwe with our Healthy mum and baby gift Give someone a better chance in life with a Birth certificate - this simple document isn't available to everyone at birth and allows children to go to school and later get work. Give Mum a Period pack and stand in solidarity with women and girls in refugee camps in need of basic sanitary products each month. Treat Mum to a tote bag this Mothering Sunday Gorgeous gift cards You can choose any gift from our range to come with a...

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Charity gifts chosen with love for Valentine's Day

If you’re a wedding guest this year, there’s a good chance that you’ll hear 1 Corinthians 13 – the famous letter from St Paul that tells us that while faith, hope and love endure, love is the greatest of these three.It’s certainly what we think of most at a wedding, when we celebrate the beginning of a marriage, but it’s also there when we mark a special anniversary, welcome a new baby or mark Valentine's Day.The pressure to select the perfect present for our spouse can be particularly intense at this time of year. Of course, we should do our best to demonstrate our love for our partner every day, but there is the temptation to try and buy that...

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