New charity gifts range from Christian Aid

By staff writers
October 28, 2009

Aid agency Christian Aid have launched their new charity gifts range for those who want to do some good with their presents this Christmas.

Their Present Aid site, which enables you to send a virtual charity gift to the developing world, has 24 new charity gifts and a brand new look.

Additions to the Present Aid virtual charity gifts shop include chickens and flood kits for a disaster. You can also buy juggling clubs, a doctor's salary for a month or, for the football fanatic, a referee.

Each charity gift has its own unique value. For example 16 ducks can help families recovering from the effects or the devastation of floods to become self-sufficient. A tap, toilet and sink will provide clean piped water, transforming the lives of poor families in India.

This year, Christian Aid are also adding a little bit more. With every order over £40 you will also receive a free 2010 calendar which contains pictures about how Christian Aid are helping people around the world.

Gifts can be ordered quickly and easily online through the Present Aid web site. Gifts are categorised as "gifts for gardeners", "stocking fillers", "gifts for teachers", "gifts for mum", "gifts for Dad" or "gifts for children."

For each present that is ordered, the charity send a gift card that can then be given to a friend or family member. Each card describes how Christian Aid helps people in the developing world improve their own lives, and has a space to include a personalised message.

The aid agency guarantees that whatever present you buy, the money will go directly to a project fund relevant to the gift. For instance, if you buy a goat, ducks or even composting worms, that money goes directly to their agricultural and livestock fund.

Find out more and visit the Present Aid website here

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