Christmas traditions around the world

Around the world, different communities have completely unique Christmas traditions, writes CAFOD’s Becky Such. Combining Jesus’ birthday story with the quirks of local culture has created some brilliant, different and fun ways to celebrate Christmas. Here are just a few examples…

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World Gifts in your parish: Inspiring others to give from the heart

This Advent, CAFOD parish volunteers and supporters are sharing the joy of coming together as a parish community with creative ways of fundraising for World Gifts in their parishes.

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Giving a charity goat this Christmas? All you’ve ever wanted to know about CAFOD World Gifts

With just over a month until Christmas, Sally Kitchener in our Communications team answers some of your questions about World Gifts – CAFOD’s virtual charity gifts.

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Cut down on waste this Christmas with World Gifts

Becky Such, CAFOD World Gifts Coordinator, reflects on Christmas giving during the pandemic and how we might want to give differently again this year. 

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Give back this Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, Becky Such our World Gifts Coordinator muses on the benefits of giving to others and how many of us have chosen to give differently this year.

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Learning on the job: How toilets transform communities

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.

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Why I’m choosing World Gifts this Christmas

Christine Allen, CAFOD’s Director, picks out some of her favourite World Gifts and explains why they’re a great way to give this Christmas.

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