Oxfam unwrapped half price
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Oxfam unwrapped half price

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Found 16th Dec 2017
Oxfam have a half price offer on their "unwrapped" gifts.

A nice stocking filler or gift for someone who has it all - and helps people worse off than you.

Includes a share in a farm for 2.50 (was 5.00) and a half price pile of poo 5.00 was 2.50

I know you don't get a physical thing, but it's a kind (and even more reasonable) gift.
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This isn’t just any pile of poo, it’s the ideal mix of manure, organic fertiliser and training in eco-friendly farming techniques that can help a family super-size their crops. It’s probably the only pile of poo that could help a family in poverty to put food
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This isn’t just any pile of poo, it’s the ideal mix of manure, organic fertiliser and training in eco-friendly farming techniques that can help a family super-size their crops. It’s probably the only pile of poo that could help a family in poverty to put food
Great deal for those who genuinely prefer this approach at Christmas
Can someone explain how this is possible? It sounds ridiculous to say it but if it is £8 to 'Feed a Family' but I pay only £4 then do they get half as much food? I mean it is a donation to a charity so are we not all just donating less when it is 50% off?
kdk2 m ago

Can someone explain how this is possible? It sounds ridiculous to say it …Can someone explain how this is possible? It sounds ridiculous to say it but if it is £8 to 'Feed a Family' but I pay only £4 then do they get half as much food? I mean it is a donation to a charity so are we not all just donating less when it is 50% off?


Nevermind, Oxfam already answers this question. Here it is:

How does it work?

There’s 50% off Goats and more in our half price gift sale. But don't worry, you won’t be giving half a goat. The money donated towards half price Oxfam unwrapped gifts will be used, whenever possible, to secure donations from a partner of Oxfam thanks to something called co-funding. This means that when you buy a half price gift a partner of Oxfam will donate the other half (or possibly even more).

Some of our partners agree to donate towards our work on the condition that we’re able to co-fund a project. For example they might say “we’ll pay for 50% of the project, but Oxfam needs to pay for the other 50%”. This means that if we can't raise our share of the funding we lose the other 50% from the donors. And that's why your donations are so vital. The money we raise in the half price sale will go towards these co-funded projects, whenever possible, and help us to raise even more donations to support our life-changing work.

Who is the donor?

A range of donors offer co-funding. They include the UK governments Department for International Development, the European Union, as well as private trusts and charitable foundations, to name just a few.

Can you give me an example?

Money raised in last year’s gift sale helped to support one of our projects in Niger, helping to make sure that children can access the education they deserve. For every £1 contributed to the project by Oxfam (thanks to the donations given in the half price sale), our partner SIDA contributed another £9
kdk2 m ago

Can someone explain how this is possible? It sounds ridiculous to say it …Can someone explain how this is possible? It sounds ridiculous to say it but if it is £8 to 'Feed a Family' but I pay only £4 then do they get half as much food? I mean it is a donation to a charity so are we not all just donating less when it is 50% off?


Probably because UK government have a scheme to double the value of some charity gifts, so they pay the other half effectively.
Ordered one as a gift, thanks
We ‘bought’ father in law some goats through this scheme a few years ago, he loved the idea and now regularly ‘buys’ various things as gifts for ‘those who have everything and don’t need more soap! As he puts it.. excellent idea with the matching of donations
KingCampo4 h, 11 m ago

Probably because UK government have a scheme to double the value of some …Probably because UK government have a scheme to double the value of some charity gifts, so they pay the other half effectively.


I was wrong with my guess there. Oxfam have a private partner who wishes to remain anonymous who is matching the other half of the gifts. I had a response from Oxfam on Facebook about this as I was interested to know.
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