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05 DEC 2012

Oxfam Unwrapped debuts gift card designed by Oxfam Ambassador Ivana Wong Nineteen Unwrapped gifts to help end hunger for 870 million people

In celebration of Christmas which is just around the corner, Oxfam Ambassador Ivana Wong specially designed a gift card for Oxfam Unwrapped featuring her own illustration of a hippopotamus and a piece of corn. Together with her young fan Jasmine, she encourages everyone to visit the Oxfam Unwrapped website (www.oxfamunwrapped.org.hk) to select Christmas gifts that “give twice” – bringing blessings not only to our loved ones but also to poor people in different corners of the world.

Ivana has been Oxfam Ambassador for two consecutive years. This year, she decided to add a personal touch to Oxfam Unwrapped – the hippo on the card is called “Funfun”, she explains. Funfun was born in a poor region that experiences frequent rains and droughts. Yet she and her family are still able to make a living by growing corn. Funfun wishes to remind us that any gift – even a piece of corn – is not too small for those in need. By shopping on the Oxfam Unwrapped website, we can help to end hunger for 870 million people in the world. 

This year, Oxfam Unwrapped offers 19 gifts that serve different people and different needs, with prices ranging from HK$120 to HK$2,700. Ivana and Jasmine specially recommend the “3-in-1 farming set” (HK$400). This combination of chickens, ducks and goats is the perfect gift for animal lovers as well as the perfect income-generating solution for poor farmers in Nepal whose livelihoods are frequently affected by climate change.

The Oxfam Unwrapped website (www.oxfamunwrapped.org.hk) is the perfect place to shop for gifts for your loved ones near and far. Meaningful gifts can be sent in honour of friends and family to poor farmers and villagers in China, South Asia and Africa, helping them to work their way out of poverty into a sustainable future. Gift cards can be selected and sent to family and friends to share the joy of giving. Ivana’s card will be among the gift card selection.

For any enquiries regarding Oxfam Unwrapped, please call 3120 5000 or send email to oxfamunwrapped@oxfam.org.hk.

About Oxfam
Oxfam is dedicated to fighting poverty and inequity worldwide. The international and independent development and humanitarian organisation tackles poverty in four main ways: sustainable development in poor communities, disaster relief, local and global advocacy, and education with Hong Kong youth. Established in Hong Kong in 1976, Oxfam Hong Kong is a founding member of Oxfam, an international confederation that has assisted poor people in 94 countries. Oxfam Hong Kong alone has supported poor people in over 70 countries/regions.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Melanie Chan
Communications Officer
Telephone: 3120 5175 / 9654 2048
Email: melaniec@oxfam.org.hk