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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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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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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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