Giving a special charity gift is a great way to celebrate a friend or loved one's birthday or anniversary, Christmas or valentines day – and show that you really care (in more ways that one) without giving unwanted clutter.
You can give a charity gift through CAFOD, a charity who work with and support some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world, regardless of race, gender, religion or nationality. Through their ‘Gifts that Make a Difference' program, you can give an ethical gift to a friend or loved one and help make the world a fairer, more equitable place at the same time.
You could give the gift of chickens for just £20. This fantastic gift is a great investment into the long-term, sustainable wellbeing of a family. More than simply chickens, this special charity gift includes materials and training in poultry management, enabling struggling families to produce eggs that can be used for eating, selling at market or for raising others chickens.
Kenyan widower Stephen Muthai was a beneficiary of this gift after looters burned down his home and stole his possessions. Partially sighted from birth, Stephen had struggled to raise his five children alone since his wife died a few years ago.
Speaking about the gift he said: "I was very happy when I got them. I will feed the children with eggs, but if there is extra I will sell them. I think the future is bright."
When you purchase the gift (which can be done quickly and easily online through the CAFOD website) your friend or family member receives a beautiful gift certificate illustrating your chosen gift. You will also receive gift card, in which you can write your own personal message, and an attractive calendar as a keepsake.
And if the chicken gift isn't for you, the range of charity gifts on offer is wide. But whatever gift you choose, you can be sure that your charity gift is really making a practical difference to lives of poor people.