What's New

Girl power gifts!

This year, we're highlighting the struggles of women living in poverty. 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 and saving to improve their lives. These new World Gifts are just an example of some of the work we do: Change a woman's world £40 This gift...

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New World Gifts for 2019!

Yes, it's that time of year again, when the new World Gifts come out! We have added seven wonderful new gifts to the range, keep reading to find out more: Super solar street light £355 Perfect to work towards as a group, with your parish or school, this gift helps to shine a light in dark places, with solar powered street lights being added to refugee camps. Water on wheels £60 For kids both big and small, a bike for a water pump mechanic is a great way to celebrate someone's love of their bike. Without a bike, a mechanic can walk for hours just to reach a water pump or borehole to check if needs any maintenance. The longer...

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A-Z of fundraising ideas for World Gifts

This list of easy fundraising ideas includes our favourite ways to raise money for World Gifts and can be adapted to use at schools, parishes and work with teenagers, students, friends, family and colleagues! A Aerobics-athonOne for the New Year! Organise an aerobics-athon to kick-start that resolution to be healthy and feel good about supporting CAFOD. B Bring and buy saleSell World Gifts on a stall. Get in touch on 0303 303 3030 to order your World Gifts shop in a box. C Curry nightUse our Curry night toolkit to spice things up at this fundraising event! As a group you can set a target of one of our larger gifts to encourage everyone to get involved. D Dance challengeTime to put your best foot forward! Why not organise...

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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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The perfect gifts for every dad this Father’s Day

If you’re trying to think of something different for your father figure this Father’s Day, I can help you! I’ve recently been thinking about my dad becoming a father. He was the age I am now, and he had never held a baby before meeting me. He’s nonchalant about it now but I’m sure it was a life-changing moment for him (it must have been, I’m great). My dad has been a constant support for me throughout my life. He’s hilarious, always on the dance floor at any party, he gives great hugs and he’s always taken care of his family. So, what can I possibly get him for Father’s Day to show him how much I appreciate him?   ...

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