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Your favourite Christmas World Gifts!

World Gifts make great alternative gifts all year round, but we know you particularly love them for Christmas!Here is a rundown of your favourites from the festive season:You’ve taught 2,720 people to read, opening opportunities to those who would normally never have a chance to learn.   Paid for 1,906 queen bees – a queen brings more money to the hive meaning more honey! Provided 1,887 vegetable gardens – providing nourishing food for families to eat and sell. Sourced 1,600 water for a family – having clean safe water easily accessible for a family is life-changing as well as life-saving!   You have raised over £700,000 just over Christmas meaning we can continue to reach those most in need with...

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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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Emergency Gifts

In the light of Cyclone Idai, which has recently caused huge damage to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi I've been looking at our emergency World Gifts. It's estimated that 2.6 million people are in need of vital humanitarian aid in the coming days and weeks ahead.  CAFOD partners are already on the ground working to provide people with food, such as rice and beans, and hygiene kits. Thanks to regular gifts to our Emergency Response Team and purchases of gifts such as below we've been able to take immediate action. We've pledged an initial £150,000 until we can raise additional funds. If you've been touched by Cyclone Idai, or want to contribute to our emergency response through World Gifts, think about buying one of the...

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Teach someone to read on World Book Day

It's World Book day this week and we'd like to share Melissa's story with you. She was taught to read thanks to one of our bestselling World Gifts. Teach someone to read Melissa's story  Change a life, teach someone to read. Melissa lived on the streets of Mabanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where she had to beg to survive.   When we met her, she told us that she had to drop out of school as she   couldn't pay the fees. Melissa joined a CAFOD-funded school and learned to read and write. She has now completed primary and   secondary school and  has spoken on TV and radio to encourage girls to go to school, and to highlight the   challenge...

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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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