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The votes are in!

Earlier this month we asked you to help us decide on a new name for two of our World Gifts. Messages of hope and the Listening centre are both amazing gifts talking about really important parts of our work. Sadly, they haven't been very popular, even though they were only introduced last year. But thanks to you, the votes are in and we can introduce the new names for our gifts. From the end of September, when our other new gifts are released: Messages of hope will become Spread the news! The Listening centre will become Women's support centre! Look out for these changes alongside some new gifts for you to choose this Christmas. 

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Coronavirus awareness raising in South Sudan

“I thank God for giving me this opportunity to participate in this fight against COVID 19 pandemic through raising awareness via radio stations here in Juba”  Dr Thomas, South Sudan   Our Messages of hope World Gift focuses on information sharing via the use of a loudspeaker, but that’s not the only way that CAFOD helps our local experts to keep everyone informed. Local radio shows are a common way of sharing accurate information about critical situations such as staying safe from Covid-19 or Ebola. They allow a platform for local, trusted members of a community to voice the facts, dispel myths around a situation and help everyone to have an equal chance at survival.  In Juba, South Sudan, use of local radio shows to spread awareness on...

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International Women's Day: Gifts with a girl-power focus

As we approach International Women's Day on 8 March, I want to highlight again the work we are doing to help women living in poverty. Much of our work helps women because they are the most vulnerable within communities. As a girl, you are less likely to go to school and therefore learn a trade to earn an income. Culturally, women are more often expected to stay at home and look after the family rather than contribute to the household income. They often have less rights and are more at risk in times of change. At CAFOD, we work all over the world helping women and girls to learn new skills and empower themselves so they can start earning money...

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New World Gifts for 2020!

It's time to make the new World Gifts for Christmas available! We've been particularly busy this year. If you've bought World Gifts before, you'll notice we've given ourselves a revamp. We hope you love it as much as we do. The designs are new but World Gifts works in just the same way - a great way to buy someone a gift while also donating to charity. What's new?  Keep clean kit £6 The pandemic has really emphasised the importance of good hand-hygiene, and we're generally all getting used to wearing masks to keep us all safe from infection. For some people living in poverty, access to soap and masks is limited, so people can't keep as clean as they like,...

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When are the new gifts arriving?

If you've bought a World Gift  at Christmas before, then you'll probably know that new gifts arrive each Autumn for you to choose from! We've been a little held up this year, but there are only a couple more weeks before the new gifts are released. What's more, we've worked really hard to bring you a totally new looking World Gifts that we're sure you'll love even more than the old one. It all works in the same way, with each gift contributing to a fund that helps people living in poverty. So if you're wondering where the Christmas card is, don't worry, you'll be able to start ordering soon. Just keep an eye out for the changes coming in mid-October. For now,...

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