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

Whether you donate, campaign, download prayers or volunteer you are saving lives and helping some of the world’s poorest people.

World Gifts

Buy a World Gift for your loved one and help support people living in poverty overseas.


Pray with us, using these resources in your parish or on your own.

Children and young people

Advent resources for children and young people, including Advent calendars and World Gifts assemblies. 

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Christmas cards and gifts

If you're getting ready for Christmas, we have just what you need - cards and gifts that are not only beautiful, but will support the world's poorest people too!

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