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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

1) Water for a family for £33

Water for a family is the perfect gift this ChristmasIt'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 World 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.

2) Teach someone to read for £10

Make a difference this Christmas by teaching someone to readOur 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. Thiago lives in a shanty town in North East Brazil, rife with violence and high poverty rates. When you buy our Teach someone to read World Gift gift, you can help children like Thiago to learn to read and look to the future with a smile.

3) Healthy mum and baby for £30  

Our Healthy Mum and baby gift is a bestseller and the perfect gift for ChristmasAs 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 World Gift gift and give babies a healthy start in life.

4) The pig that provides for £65

Our pig that provides a brighter future for a family is an ideal Christmas giftGo the whole hog and buy this alternative Christmas ham! The pig that provides World Gift is an unusual charity gift that provides opportunity to famileis 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!

5) Medical outreach team for £300

Reach out to remote communities in the developing world this Christmas by fundraising for a World GiftHold some fundraising events in your parish, school or community this Christmas to buy a Medical outreach team for a remote community. A mobile health team is essential to provide emergency care to patients who cannot travel to a health clinic.

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

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