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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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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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Buy a gift for a whole family this Christmas with World Gifts

Buy these nativity themed gifts from CAFOD as a perfect present for a whole family. The healthy mum and baby gift, the most precious gift of all, along with a beautiful wooden hand painted nativity Triptych. When Haoua first arrived at the CAFOD-funded St Augustine’s Health Centre in Niger, her 17-month-old daughter Hassana was severely malnourished and in danger of dying. The team of expert nurses assessed Hassana and put her on a programme of food supplements, vitamins and antibiotics. In three weeks she was healthy again.“If I hadn’t come here, I don’t know what would have happened to my baby…luckily, we did come here.” Haoua, Niger Buy the healthy mum and baby gift this Christmas>> Nativity crib scenes are...

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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 Mount Lebanon 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.  ...

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Perfect gifts for gardeners

Struggling to find that perfect gardening gift for Christmas, a special birthday, Mother's Day or Father's day? Go green and buy the gardener in your family an ethical charity gift this year. We’ve something for everyone and you can even email your loved one their gift making it ideal for last minute shoppers too! Here are our top World Gifts for gardeners: Vegetable garden - £10 Buy a Vegetable garden and you will help a family who is facing difficult farming conditions so they can plant and maintain their own vegetable garden. Happy queen bee - £4 World Gifts Happy queen bee is that perfect stocking filler and little extra that will be sure to go down a treat. Everyone...

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