This Christmas, it’s not just the thought that counts – it’s the deed.
By choosing Global Gifts this year, you can help Caritas Australia to spread the message that together, as one global family, we are making the world a better place.
Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency, is part of Caritas Internationalis, one of the world’s largest humanitarian networks.
The agency works in partnership with local communities in 33 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, Indigenous Australia and the Pacific.
There are six Caritas Australia Global Gifts encompassing many of the most important areas of our work – from responding to emergency situations with food and water, to supporting education programs and training farmers in new agricultural techniques that empower and sustain communities for generations to come.
They range in price from $10 to $250.
For Caritas, turning compassion into action is one of the central tenets of its work.
At Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of Christ, the Global Gifts are a way of showing the world’s poor that they’re not forgotten.
The money raised through Global Gifts goes towards vital programs, which help to change the lives of the most marginalised around the world.
One gift at a time, Caritas Australia and its supporters are helping to alleviate poverty, enabling people to create healthier, happier futures for themselves, their children and communities.
Making a real difference this Christmas is just a moment, a call or a click away.
Whether you decide to buy one Global Gift or many, you will be contributing to long-lasting change through the work of Caritas Australia, its global partners, and the communities whose lives you are touching.
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