With just a few weeks to Christmas, charity gift range Oxfam Unwrapped has the perfect present for all your family and friends. Whichever one you pick, the outcome is the same; you’ll be helping to transform someone’s life.
Whether your budget is €5 or €50, Oxfam’s Unwrapped range has a gift to suit everyone. Along with firm favourites like A Pair of Baby Ducks (€27) and A Goat (€38) to School Books (€18) and Solar Panels (€32), new life-changing presents include Breakfast for a Child (€10) for children orphaned by AIDS in South Africa and Girl Power (€14), which funds projects empowering women to stand up for their rights and tackle domestic violence.
There’s also great gift sets including Care for Mums with Shea Body Butter (€43) that pairs the gift that supports thousands of mums and mums-to-be to get the help, expertise and support they deserve and The Body Shop’s sensual Shea body butter, along with A Clutch of Chicks and Chocolate (€20) which brings together a box of gorgeous Fair Trade milk chocolates from Divine and the gift of chicks providing nutritious eggs for families affected by poverty in Zimbabwe.
“Oxfam Unwrapped is a great way for people in Ireland to feel connected to the donations they give,” says Oxfam Unwrapped supporter and mum-of-three Rosemary Lafferty. “An Unwrapped gift is two presents in one – it’s a gift for your friends or family and it enables impoverished communities to access clean water, education and medical services. Every single gift has an impact on people affected by poverty.”
Here’s how it works: Choose a gift from the Oxfam Unwrapped range by ordering online, by phone or in your local Oxfam shop, receive a quirky card to give to your friends or family and your gift will be given to a child, family or community who really needs it. There’s also a free 2013 calendar with every purchase.
Over the past nine years, more than 140,000 Unwrapped gifts have being purchased by people in Ireland. Their generosity has raised over €4 million, helping to transform the lives of more than 500,000 people in countries like Tanzania and Malawi.
Oxfam Unwrapped gifts support the full range of Oxfam’s work – from emergency responses to long-term projects and campaigns for change. With over 20 gifts to choose from, what will you pick?