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You've made an amazing difference!

Thank you to everyone who bought a World Gift this Christmas - you've made an enormous difference to families in poverty. With your help we can... Give over 2,000 Goats to farming families to give them milk and manure! Help 500 babies and children get a Birth certificate, meaning they can go to school. Spend over £75,000 getting clean, safe water to communities, preventing disease. Supply 505 Solar lamps to families - helping children to do their homework and breathe clean air Provide over 200 Pigs to families who want to start a farming business and lift themselves out of poverty. ... make an incredible difference to families in need around the world. Thank you. It's not too late to...

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World Gifts – Julie Etchingham

ITV News at Ten presenter and reporter Julie Etchingham, who is a CAFOD ambassador, recently visited Lebanon and saw some of our work in action. She visited a school in Qartaba where CAFOD partners have helped get Syrian refugee children into school and pay for their transport to and from school, their uniforms and stationery. As Julie emphasises in the video below, this really does provide children who have been through so much with “the best start” in life. Julie suggests buying a School starter pack, but there are lots of gifts to choose from, including Help a refugee child which will mean we can change the lives of those who have been forced to leave their homes.   Check...

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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 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...

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Special extras

Our Special extras are handpicked gifts which raise income for CAFOD's unrestricted and general fund, meaning that we can use this money wherever it is needed most. In La Palma, El Salvador, 20 artisan painters and carpenters are supporting their families by selling handmade triptychs and crosses.Lázaro and his family are painters who hand finish the colourful ornaments which now decorate homes and churches across England and Wales.The sale of these triptychs and crosses through CAFOD provides a regular income for people in La Palma, including single mothers who depend on this work as a way of supporting their children. See all of our Special extras      

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Charity emergency gifts

When disaster strikes, World Gifts from our Emergency, Conflict and Rehabilitation Fund can make a life-saving difference to families in urgent need. As well as providing essentials like water, food and shelter in the aftermath of an earthquake, hurricane or flood, CAFOD will also be there for the long term, supporting communities to get back on their feet after the crisis. Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013, was one of the most powerful storms ever to hit land. It tore apart the lives of more than 14 million people, destroying homes, schools and roads, and leaving entire communities with no way of making a living.In the year after the typhoon hit, CAFOD's work included distributing food,...

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