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The best of the World Gifts blogs

As we get closer to Christmas, everyone at CAFOD is talking about World Gifts! Here's a round up of our favourites: Give better gifts this Christmas   Jack works for CAFOD. He has occasionally received Christmas gifts he didn’t like, but not from you, he loved yours. Here he mulls on how a simple switch to World Gifts can make Christmas is happier for everyone. CAFOD World Gifts can solve your Christmas conundrum!   Jeremy Cain, Community Participation Coordinator for CAFOD in Hallam, wonders if he should be watching more TV. The power of a birth certificate - a World Gifts update   Rachel reflects on how meeting Katy, a CAFOD Gapper, helped her to discover the power of a...

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Amazing animal gifts for Christmas

Choose an animal gift for Christmas this year to make a real difference for farmers and their families. We always provide training along with our animals so that they are cared for properly. The goat that gives “We have four goats. They are a hope for my family." Abeba and her family were struggling to survive through a severe drought in their home  of Southern Ethiopia. In the past they had had to rely on the generosity of others but now, thanks to CAFOD, they are self-sufficient. “ Previously during the very bad months we used to go hungry but now we have been blessed with enough food.”Abeba received agricultural training and seeds as well as two goats, all of...

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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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