Christmas is a time for giving back and for remembering those who are struggling with poverty this winter. This Christmas, give the gift of hope with some of our World Gifts. Support one of our Christmas events in person or online or, even better, plan your own! There’s no end to the number of ways that you can make a difference this Christmas.
At this time of year, we’re bombarded with adverts encouraging us to spend, spend, spend. From gifts and decorations to food and fuel, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of Christmas. But all this good cheer comes at a price…
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 the simple switch he (and his relatives) can make, so that Christmas is happier for everyone.
On World Toilet Day, Ged Naughton remembers his relief to find a pristine toilet provided by CAFOD on a work trip to Liberia – but billions of people around the world still need access to clean, safe sanitation.
As we get swept up in all the manic preparations this festive season, it is important to remember the true meaning of Advent and Christmas. Sinead Callaghan, Young Leadership Coordinator at CAFOD, believes it is an opportunity to spread love and give to those in need. Continue reading “World Gifts: give the gift of love”
Becky is the World Gifts manager at CAFOD. She tells us about the inspiration she gathers from our female founders and our new director, as well as the women she learns about through her research for World Gifts.
When I first looked at applying to CAFOD, one of the things that really struck me about them as a charity is the story of their founders. Back in 1960, Jackie Stuyt and Elspeth Orchard, alongside women from other Women’s Catholic unions, joined together to run the first Family Fast Day.