This November and December, Oxfam Ireland is urging the people of Westmeath to choose their Christmas presents from its alternative gifts catalogue, Unwrapped.
Unwrapped gifts beat a three-pack of pants or a boring old bottle of wine hands down, with life-changing gifts like clean drinking water, school books, or animals sent to people in developing countries throughout Eastern and Southern Africa.
With an Oxfam Ireland Unwrapped gift, when you change the present you really can change the future. Choosing an Unwrapped gift like a cow or school books means you are giving someone living in poverty in the developing world the chance of a better life.
The Oxfam Unwrapped gift goes to a family or a community who needs it most, so when you choose an Oxfam Unwrapped gift you make a real difference to people’s lives. The purchaser receives a gift card, which they can send to friends or family.
This year Oxfam Ireland Unwrapped launches novel new gifts including Sports kit for kids (€9 ), Sunflowers (€20 ), Care for a goat (€35 ), Supergranny (€59 ), Fish pond (€399 ), Village grain bank (€795 ) and the chance to Champion a Fair Trade craftsperson (€36 ).
Unwrapped gifts can be purchased online, by post and by phone (1850 30 40 55 ). Simply check out the website www.oxfamireland.org or visit Oxfam Ireland shops to find out more.