This Christmas Buy A Caritas Global Gift

Caritas Australia is the international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church and one of its central tenets is converting compassion into action, which is all the more important at Christmas. As we celebrate the holiday season, we should be aware that there are millions of people around the world who are vulnerable to injustice and extreme poverty, and for whom every single day is an extreme challenge.

Give back this Christmas

You can help this Christmas by buying a Caritas Global Gift which will help spread the word the agency is working to make the world a better place. There are six Caritas Australia Global Gifts to choose from. Together they encompass all of the community development programs organised by the agency including, water, food, healthcare and education. Prices range from between $10 to $250.

The money raised will help the most marginalised

In partnership with local communities, Caritas Australia works in over 30 countries throughout the Pacific, Australia, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. According to Eamon Sharkey the Senior Direct Marketing Coordinator for Caritas Australia, the money raised by Global Gifts will help provide funding for critical programs such as emergency assistance which will help the most marginalised people all over the globe.

“One gift at a time, Caritas Australia and our supporters are helping to alleviate poverty, enabling people to create healthier, happier futures for themselves, their children and communities.” Mr. Sharkey said.

People in the Middle East need your help

With Christmas just around the corner, the Emergency Response Gifts can make a difference to millions of people affected by conflict in the Middle East and who face a future that is uncertain. In particular, children are the worst affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Caritas Australia is working through local partners in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan on a program to help displaced young people to overcome the traumatic experience of civil war in Syria.

“This unique program helps change lives by enabling trained counsellors to use puppetry and films to help children and young people who have experienced trauma to talk about and work through their experiences,” Mr. Sharkey added.

Turn compassion into action

Regardless of whether you buy a single Global Gift or many, Caritas Australia and its global partners would like to thank you for your generosity and is grateful that you will have chosen to turn compassion into action.

"Please note, any prices mentioned in the Charity Gifts blog are correct at the time of posting. Please check the relevant website for the latest pricing information."

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