Making the Present Perfect

Posted by Roger Cooke on Tue, 04 Dec 2012 | 0 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Last year, CMS Ireland piloted an ‘Alternative Christmas Gifts’ scheme called more than gifts. Such initiatives will be familiar to you – it seems that more and more people now buy chickens, goats and schoolbooks as Christmas presents. more than gifts uses a similar approach, but as a CMS Ireland supporter, you are able to help make a difference to people and programmes that you know well – making the gift all the more meaningful.

Here’s how it works. As an alternative (or in addition) to buying a traditional gift for someone, you make a small donation to one of the more than gifts funds. For every donation, we give you a special Christmas Card that relates to the project you’re supporting. You then send this card to your friend or family member with a personal message. The money you give goes directly to the fund you choose – with no admin fees and no hidden charges.

The six more than gifts projects support work in the following areas:

Healthcare in Uganda (Kiwoko Hospital)
Church Leadership in Kenya (Kajiado Diocese)
Education in South Sudan (Yei Diocese)
Family Work in Nepal (Human Development Community Services)
Agriculture in Rwanda (Shyogwe Diocese)
Church Work in Ireland (CMS Ireland)

For more information on how more than gifts supports these programmes, or to order your cards, the more than gifts brochure can be download here

If you would like to promote more than gifts in your parish, contact our offices and we can arrange to send you brochures and a selection of gift cards.

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