Our top five charity gifts for Christmas
Our top five Christmas World Gifts make perfect stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts.
These bestsellers have been approved by CAFOD supporters so that you can give a popular present with confidence this Christmas! You could also make a BIG difference by choosing to fundraise towards a larger charity gift with your parish or school.
Top five charity gifts for Christmas
It's hard to imagine life without a supply of clean, fresh water. But sadly many families face this reality. So give a family the life-changing gift of water this Christmas! This simple-sounding Water for a family gift does so much. A supply of water for drinking, cooking and cleaning helps protect families from disease and means they don't have to spend hours walking to collect water.
Our longstanding bestseller is perfect for children, teachers and parents. Reading is a skill that stays with a child for life, giving them a better chance of getting a job when they leave school. Melissa was living on the streets in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rife with violence and high poverty rates, with money raised from this gift we were able to fund her through school. When you buy our Teach someone to read gift, you can help someone like Melissa to learn to read and look to the future with a smile.
As we think of Mary and Joseph’s long journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, at Christmas we recall the birth of baby Jesus in the stable. In rural communities healthcare can be many miles away, which can be life-threatening for new mothers and their babies. Buy the Healthy mum and baby gift and give babies a healthy start in life.
Go the whole hog and buy this alternative Christmas ham! The pig that provides gift is an unusual charity gift that provides opportunity to families in poverty. Pigs can be fed on scraps, are an important food source for families in need, plus the money made from breeding and selling pigs can allow parents to send their children to school. Hamtastic!
We've some great fundraising resources on the CAFOD website: Use our Christmas card poster to write your season's greetings to each other and save the money you would have spent on cards! There are many more festive fundraising ideas to try in our A-Z.
Help transform the lives of communities and families living in poverty and buy your World Gifts today