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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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Go green with World Gifts

26 June sees CAFOD, alongside the other members of the Climate Coalition, gathering outside parliament to lobby the UK government on tackling climate change. The UK has recently committed to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, which is a great step! But we know we need to keep pushing our MP's to make real changes to how we combat climate change and live in a more eco-friendly, sustainable way. Many of the World Gifts within our Livestock, Agriculture and Livelihoods fund are helping people to cope with the damage climate change has done to their farmland. Some of our favourites are: Drought resistant crops - long droughts and unpredictable rainfall make farming increasingly challenging for poor families living in rural areas....

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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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Mother's Day gifts saving babies in Zimbabwe

Our Heathy mum and baby gift can ensure access to medical treatment for pregnant mothers and newborn babies, and also provide extra food for children who are at risk of becoming malnourished. Buy a Healthy mum and baby gift for Mother's DayThis amazing charity gift is helping mums like Unity and her baby Twalumba in Kariyangwe, Zimbabwe. When Twalumba was born, Unity didn’t know how to feed him. She managed to breastfeed but the milk spilled out of his mouth and nose. Her baby boy was growing but not as well as other children his age.Unity joined a local support group for new mums, run by an older and more experienced 'Lead Mother', Mavis. Mavis was given training on nutrition,...

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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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