Diocese of Ferns


Communications Office

November 13,2007

Making a Difference with Trocaire’s Christmas Global Gifts

‘It is more blessed to give rather than receive’ (Acts 20:35). If we reflect on this simple Bible quote, it really sums up the concept of Christian giving and sharing with our sisters and brothers wherever they may be.

Trocaire’s Global Gifts offer a range of ethical gifts that people can purchase for friends and family this Christmas, which Trocaire will distribute on their behalf to vulnerable families and communities in the developing world. This year’s Global Gifts include chicks that will provide eggs for families devastated by HIV and AIDS in east Africa, school packs for Burmese refugees, seeds and trees for families in central Africa, survival kits for refugee families in Uganda returning home having been driven out by war, the gift of care for mothers and newborn babies in Somalia, weaving looms to help women in Guatemala earn a living, the gift of a brighter future for young people in Liberia through skill training, the gift of water to help communities all over the world, and houses for families in India.

It’s easy to make a difference this Christmas.

To purchase a Trócaire Global Gift log onto www.trocaire.org/globalgift or call 1850 408 408 or (NI) 0800 912 1200. Trocaire’s Global Gifts are also on sale in Veritas and Avoca outlets nationwide, or at Trócaire centres in Maynooth, Dublin, Cork or Belfast.


Director: Fr. John Carroll,
Tel (053) 9124368, Fax (053) 9123436
Email jc@ferns.ie