Present emergency - How about an emergency basics kit?

By staff writers
March 30, 2008
Emergency Basics Kit - Cafod world gifts

If you are stuck for a bit of gift inspiration, then giving a special charity gift is a great way to celebrate a friend or loved one's birthday or anniversary, or even as a present for Christmas or Valentines Day. It's a good way of showing that you really care too (in more ways that one) without giving more unwanted clutter.

You can give a charity gift through CAFOD's World Gifts initiative, 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.

For example, you could give an emergency basics kit for just £15. This excellent gift will provide the key tools and resources to help get a devastated family back on its feet. It includes plastic sheeting and tarpaulin for building a shelter, cooking utensils and pots and pans.

When armed militia attacked her town, Khadjia and her family were forced to flee, leaving behind everything couldn’t carry on their backs. An emergency basics kit from CAFOD enabled them to survive the displacement until the time comes when they will be able to return home.

Talking about the experience, Khadjia said: "We came only with our clothes. We left all our things in the village, they were taken by the people who attacked us. ACT/Caritas (a local CAFOD partner) gave us plates, pots and a washing bowl"

When you purchase the gift online, 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.

It can all be done quickly and easily through the CAFOD website. The range of charity gifts on offer is wide, and you can be sure that your charity gift is really making a practical difference to lives of poor people.

Find out more abou CAFOD world gifts, and the emergency gifts from CAFOD here

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