AS families across Australia prepare to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, CARE Australia is urging sons and daughters to ditch the dowdy socks, toss away the ties and buy a CAREgift that will reflect all that their dad has done for them.
CEO of CARE Australia, Dr Julia Newton-Howes said buying a CAREgift (www.caregifts.org.au) would help other dads in poor countries around the world provide and care for their families.
‘Every year, Australians spend around $676 million on gifts for Father’s Day. This year, we’re encouraging shoppers to show their dads how much they really mean to them, while helping another family out of poverty.
‘Instead of spending $40 on dreary socks, consider buying a piglet that will grow big and strong and produce more piglets for a family to sell and earn an income.
Alternatively, rather than splashing out on a DVD box set, buy a family vegetable farm for $70 which can provide seeds, tools and training to help a family grow an abundance of healthy food,’ she added.
CARE Australia has a vast range of life-changing gifts starting as low as $10 for schoolbooks.
Dr Newton-Howes said, ‘A CAREgift is not a traditional Father’s Day gift, but it is one that can have a life-changing effect on a family in neighbouring countries like Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.
Other gifts that can help fathers in poor countries give their children a good start in life include mosquito nets for $12 or sending a girl to school for $69.’
Shoppers can order their CAREgift by calling 1800 020 046 or online at www.caregifts.org.au and send either an electronic or printed card to their dad on his special day.
CARE Australia is an international humanitarian aid organisation fighting poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.
Visit www.care.org.au for further information.
Source: CARE Australia
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