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New World Gifts for Christmas 2018

Christmas is coming! But how can you choose unusual charity presents for your friends and family? Which ethical gifts can make a difference to children living in poverty? World Gifts make the perfect gift solution. Here are five fantastic new World Gifts that will make ideal Christmas presents: 1. Pick a perfect Stocking filler Ideal as stocking fillers for children (and big kids!), our Romero cross, Divine chocolate coins (now in dark chocolate too) and stickers are perfect little extra treats for Christmas. Our Happy queen bee and Emergency water gifts also make great Secret Santa presents. These ethical presents all include a donation to CAFOD that can be used wherever it is needed most. 2. Buy Wonderful worms Encourage...

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We're back!

World Gifts is back! You might have noticed that our World Gifts website has been offline for some time. We hope this hasn't caused too many problems, we've been going through some technical changes to try and make your experience even better! We're going to be continuing to add features to this site, so if there is something missing from before you should see it coming back soon. If you are having any problems, or need any help, please email us on worldgifts@cafod.org.uk or call us on 0808 14 000 14 to talk to a friendly CAFOD staff member between 9.30am-5.30pm. We have some amazing new gifts available, keep an eye out for more information on them, fundraising and the amazing changes your...

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Special extras

Our Special extras are handpicked gifts which raise income for CAFOD's unrestricted and general fund, meaning that we can use this money wherever it is needed most. In La Palma, El Salvador, 20 artisan painters and carpenters are supporting their families by selling handmade triptychs and crosses.Lázaro and his family are painters who hand finish the colourful ornaments which now decorate homes and churches across England and Wales.The sale of these triptychs and crosses through CAFOD provides a regular income for people in La Palma, including single mothers who depend on this work as a way of supporting their children. See all of our Special extras      

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Charity emergency gifts

When disaster strikes, World Gifts from our Emergency, Conflict and Rehabilitation Fund can make a life-saving difference to families in urgent need. As well as providing essentials like water, food and shelter in the aftermath of an earthquake, hurricane or flood, CAFOD will also be there for the long term, supporting communities to get back on their feet after the crisis. Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013, was one of the most powerful storms ever to hit land. It tore apart the lives of more than 14 million people, destroying homes, schools and roads, and leaving entire communities with no way of making a living.In the year after the typhoon hit, CAFOD's work included distributing food,...

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Charity Gifts of education and skills training

World Gifts from our Education and Skills Training Fund will give people of all ages the chance to learn, fulfill their potential and work towards a brighter, more secure future. Sport, especially football, is a fantastic way to bring children together. In Peixinhos, Brazil, domestic and gang violence are common and often caused by drugs, unemployment and lack of access to quality education. One of CAFOD's partners in Brazil is using football to break this cycle of violence, drugs and unemployment which are ever present in the lives of many families in the community.Football workshops allow children and young people to build trust, team work, ambition and a good work ethic through physical exercise. Many are from rival gangs so...

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