'Water' great gift! Ok, it's a bad pun, but you can now give the gift of water - quite literally.
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, like water, 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 water for just £30. This fantastic gift is a great investment into the long-term, sustainable wellbeing of a family.
Polluted water means that families can fall ill or die. This gift of clean, fresh water can make a world of difference to the long-term health of a struggling family.
Water is also often located far from the poorest people. Having to walk many miles on a daily basis is exhausting, time consuming, and ultimately harmful if the water gathered turns out to be polluted.
Fifteen years’ old, Darling Urbina from Managua, Nicaragua received the gift of water from CAFOD recently. She and her family had been drinking from a river and they had often fallen ill. The gift of fresh water, located close to her home, has changed her life: "We collect 5 buckets, that’s 25 gallons a day. We use it just for cooking and drinking" she says.
When you purchase the gift of water (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 water 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.