Fundraise for a World Gift
Get together with your parish, school, friends and family to fundraise for a World Gift and show support for our sisters and brothers around the world.
Christmas is a time of giving. We give to each other, and remember Jesus - the greatest gift of all. We can do that in lots of ways, and one of those is CAFOD’s range of ethical charity gifts called World Gifts.
The gift you choose will make a real difference to a family living in poverty.
"We have a tradition built up over the last 12 years or so of asking all parishioners to save up their 5p coins and contribute towards World Gifts every Advent [...] This year of course, it’s all very different. But we’re embracing all the possibilities of technology and have a JustGiving site all set up so parishioners can contribute the equivalent of their coins to buy 100 gifts of weatherproof crops."
Phil Simpson, St Mary’s Church in Harborne
How to buy a group gift in your parish, school or with friends
Each World Gift you buy is a very real example of CAFOD’s work. If you’d like to follow the example of St Mary’s, follow the simple guide below:
1. Browse from a selection of suggested group gifts
Or you could provide a family with a Marvellous moo cow! This udderly fantastic gift will provide milk and help to plough farmland, and the family will receive training on how to care for their locally-sourced animal too.
2. Start fundraising
Set up a JustGiving page to make it easy to fundraise as a group and invite people to donate towards the gift you have chosen.
3. Encourage donations by holding an event
In order to encourage donations, how about setting up an online event? There is loads you can do around Christmas!
Whatever you choose to do, we hope you have lots of fun and manage to spread lots of Christmas cheer in your community as you spread joy and hope to our sisters and brothers overseas.
Don’t forget to promote your fundraising and let people who are supporting your efforts know how your fundraising is going by adding updates to your JustGiving page. Remember to tag CAFOD in any photos that you share on social media too so we can follow you too!
Of course, you can purchase World Gifts on your own or on behalf of your parish if you prefer. Just head straight to the World Gifts website to browse our full range of gifts.