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How CWS Best Gifts Work

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Your gift helps bring genuine and lasting change to those who need it most.

All these gifts are examples of how Church World Service works in partnership to assist people in the world’s poorest countries to find effective ways of tackling poverty and injustice.  Whatever gift you buy, your money will fund the program areas related to your gift:  animals and food security, children, women, emergencies, refugees or water.  For example, if you buy a pig or a beehive, your money will go to animals and food security programs that can boost people's nutrition and income.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes, Church World Service is recognized as tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Get your congregation or group involved!

Order our free Alternative Gift Fair Packet with tips on how to hold an alternative gift fair.

Can I donate tools/animals to CWS?

To allow for maximum flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of people, partners, and programs around the world, CWS does not in general accept direct contributions of tools or animals.