WHAT EVENT OR PROJECT OR PROGRAMME OR CAMPAIGN THAT NEEDS SUPPORT ▼
We always have initiatives that need funding and/or other forms of support.
At the moment, we are currently appealing for support for the following Festive Season’s campaign: GIFTS OF PEACE
• WHAT IS A GIFT OF PEACE?
CENFACS’ Winter Gift of Peace to Africa is
- A CENFACS Wintry Gift Appeal initiative to support people living in poverty in Africa
- A festive life-sustaining support that helps reduce poverty and bring sustainable peace
- A festive giving to acknowledge and do something about poverty over the Festive period, which is also an occasion to trans-give and think of those who are not as fortunate as others, those who don’t have peace because of poverty, particularly in the developing regions of the world like Africa.
• GIFTS OF PEACE: 12 WAYS OF BRINGING AND MEETING WISHES OF PEACE OVER FESTIVE TIME
In total, there are twelve selected Gifts of Peace to wish and donate over the Festive period: climate, change, freedoms, culture, togetherness, sustainability, recovery, democracy, friendship, justice, inclusion and creation.
These selected Gifts highlight poverty issues that the majority of people in need in Africa face in their daily life.
We have briefly illustrated below what a donation of for example £5 as a gift can do for each of the twelve Gifts of Peace.
£5 AS A CLIMATE GIFT
Can help buy building and housing materials to protect the people in need against the adverse impacts of bad weather and support climate refugees with low-carbon humanitarian relief products
£5 AS A GIFT OF CHANGE
Can assist in covering basic health costs for income poor people to use local rural medical clinic facilities and purchase medical drugs to change life into an healthy one.
£5 AS A GIFT OF FREEDOMS
Can fund the poor people’s participation to a training on free speech and advocacy skills while preventing them from exposure to the forces of violence and global extremism or fundamentalism.
£5 AS A CULTURAL GIFT
Can build on poor people’s local heritage and enable them participate in and organise networking and cultural projects/activities that provide them with cultural space or platform to exchange ideas and showcase their cultural products about the reduction and end of poverty.
£5 AS A GIFT OF TOGETHERNESS
Can help the poor people acquire communications technologies (such as mobile phones) and access digital skills as an expression of sharing together basic but modern means of reducing poverty.
£5 AS A GIFT FOR SUSTAINABLILITY
To meet poor people’s needs of accessing sustainable energy for cooking and heating with the result of reducing deforestation and loss of natural land while protecting bio-diversity.
£5 AS A GIFT OF RECOVERY
Can offer a lifeline to the poor people to rebuild their homes, properties and livelihoods after natural disasters; and restore life normality and bring hope for the future.
£5 AS A GIFT TO DEMOCRACY
Cannot buy democracy but £5 can fund the costs of peaceful and transformative activities towards democratic values and help the poor people to participate in the process of reclaiming their democratic and human rights to reduce poverty and to choose.
£5 AS A GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP
To ethically invest in the poor people’s income-generating ideas and activities, in so doing it is about acting as a friend and fool who can help them to develop and implement their poverty-relieving ideas.
£5 AS A GIFT OF JUSTICE
Can help the poor people to open up a saving/bank account and buy an insurance product for their life; in doing so you help bring or do economic justice to them.
£5 AS A GIFT OF INCLUSION
To enable the poor people to take part in needs assessment workshops and surveying programme so that their needs are better included and recognised and their poverty problems get tackled.
£5 AS A GIFT OF CREATION
To provide purchasing power to the poor people to buy basic farming and gardening tools to produce crops and create basic wealth to reduce poverty; in doing so this will empower them to become basic wealth creators and income generators to survive and win over poverty.
Although we have given above an example of £5 as the amount of donation for each gift, there are no limits on the amount of donation.
A full 2017-2018 Festive Gifts Guide presenting them is available at CENFACS on request.
Remember! For every gift (donation) you give, we can together help unfortunate and needy people in Africa to change their lives.
• HOW IT WORKS
Simple steps to make a Gift of Peace:
1/ Choose your Gift of Peace
3/ Give needy people a Peaceful and Happy Festive Time
We hope that you will be able to join us by considering this Wintry Gift Appeal to support deserving causes and pressing human needs of poverty relief in Africa.
You can still have a great Festive Season while voluntarily giving something to those who do not have.
We look forward to you becoming one of our Life Savers over the Festive Time.
Have a Peaceful and Happy Festive Season!
Gifts-of-Peace-to-Africa Appeal Team 2017/2018
SUPPORTING BY DONATING UNWANTED GOODS AND PRODUCTS FOR CENFACS CHARITY eSTORE ▼
You can donate unwanted and unneeded light and easily movable goods and products to CENFACS’ Charity eStore to support good and deserving causes of poverty reduction.
After donating products or goods, these will be converted into cash to support good causes or our work. The cash converted can also be used to support CENFACS‘ work.
When thinking of donation, please ensure that your donation does not bear high costs for us to handle, otherwise the impact you want to create through your giving will be reduced or nullified.
Items to donate include:
Mobile phones, IT accessories, laptops, digital and communication devises, art and design objects, children gadgets and toys, and miscellaneous.
Notes for goods and products donors (Products Acceptance Policy):
- We do not take electrical equipment and devises
- Items donated need to be functioning, not requiring fixing, repair or testing prior to use
- Products given must have environmentally-friendly contents and be sustainable
- We do not accept heavy items such as books, metals and a heavy bag of clothing
- We do not take items requiring large storage capacity as we are not a profit making organisation
- We do not refund or give back the products donated as we expect products givers or donors to act in good faith and in the interest of poverty alleviation
- We do not take stolen properties or items in dispute
- We can arrange for collection if you live locally
Help us to convert your unwanted goods or products into cash to help reduce poverty.
To donate or enquiry about your products donation, please contact CENFACS.
Thank you for your support!