What does CAFOD do?

CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

We stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential.

How to get involved with CAFOD

None of our work is possible without you. Whether you donate, campaign, download prayers or volunteer we are grateful for your support.

Get involved today

Reflect on issues of global justice with our Advent calendar and buy your loved ones ethical World Gifts this Christmas.


Bring reflections on global justice and poverty into your worship activities this Advent and Christmas.

Children and young people

Explore our education resources, assemblies and Advent calendars.

Latest news from CAFOD

CAFOD World Gifts include Save a Rainforest in Brazil

Defend indigenous rights in Brazil and protect rainforest

We are supporting indigenous communities in Brazil to defend their rights and the rainforest. This Advent, by joining together to fundraise with your church or school for World Gifts, you can help raise the funds needed for this vital work.

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