World Gifts are CAFOD’s charity gift range of unusual, ethical presents that will delight your friends and family.
Our alternative gifts help transform the lives of poor communities and families in developing countries.
Support World Gifts in your parish
Fundraise towards a big World Gift
Your parish can make a massive difference to a community overseas this year by fundraising towards a big World Gift.
1) Choose a gift as a fundraising target – you could bring clean water to a community, reach out to families with a mobile medical team or save an area of the Brazilian rainforest!
2) Fundraise through the year using our fundraising ideas and resources.
3) Buy your gift and receive your gift card and a poster to share with your parish!
Choose World Gifts for sacramental celebrations
Doug Lowe – CAFOD parish volunteer for St Teresa of Lisieux in Taunton, sent in this picture of their World Gifts display for advent – great work St Teresa’s!
World Gifts make wonderful gifts for Weddings, Baptisms, Holy Communions and Confirmations.
Include our brothers and sisters overseas in your celebration with our Wedding favours or Baptism message poster.
We also have adaptable Confirmation resources to encourage young people to put their faith into action.
Our Catholics parishes around the Clifton Diocese were encouraged to eat a simple meal of bread and soup as part of CAFOD’s annual Harvest Fast Day appeal on Friday 5 October. Money saved was donated to CAFOD.
This Harvest was a time we remembered our brothers and sisters who miss out on food, clean water and even going to school.
The festival loaf
The support of communities across England and Wales from Harvest Fast Day is helping to change things by raising money, enabling CAFOD to work alongside some of the world’s poorest communities as they find ways to overcome their many challenges.
CAFOD is working with communities like those lived in by Longora. Longora lives in Uganda. A few years ago, when she was in the late stages of pregnancy, she became seriously ill after drinking dirty water from a local river. She gave birth, but due to illness her baby did not survive. CAFOD was able to repair the well in her village as well as training local people in how to maintain it meaning they can fix it if it breaks again, so that Longora and her neighbours have a reliable supply of clean, safe water.
St Josephs parish in Bath did their part by raising £279.46 from their Harvest Table and Cafod Collection; the picture shows a fantastic Harvest load baked by one of the parishioners from the parish – fantastic effort St Josephs!
Holy Family parish in Swindon had another excellent display board for their CAFOD Harvest Fast Day collection this year. CAFOD parish volunteer Margaret Evans put the display together – great work Margaret!
What a great display!!
Harvest Fast Day for CAFOD was well represented by parishes across the Clifton Diocese again this year – it’s still fine to send any donations in – see the information on the CAFOD website here.