Living Catholic e-News November 2017

Christmas gifts that change lives

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For many the Christmas period is a frantic time of gift giving and searching for the perfect present but each year many millions of those gifts are actually unwanted.
In an age where most of us have more than we need, an unwanted gift represents a significant waste and symbolises the wealth gap between western countries and those living in poverty.
What if we could make sure our Christmas gifts had more meaning? What if they were guaranteed to bring joy and change lives globally? 
This year Caritas Australia is encouraging Australians to help to create a lifetime of change for some of the world’s poorest communities. Last year Caritas helped more than 2 million people directly through their emergency and development programs.
Caritas Australia’s head of engagement and sustainability, David Armstrong, said Caritas Global Gifts offer a way of showing our compassion to those in need while rediscovering the true meaning of Christmas.
"Caritas is working globally to alleviate poverty and assist people to live healthier, happier lives,” Mr Armstrong said.

More information here Caritas Global Gifts.

See November e-newsletter here.