A Chainsaw and Divorce Papers among Worst Gifts
MARKHAM, ON, May 8, 2012 /CNW/ - When it comes to Mother's Day gifts,
it's the thought that counts—or so they say. Deep down, however, moms
yearn for a pleasant surprise.
The national survey results released by the Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) reveal that moms don't always receive what they wish for on Mother's
Here are some of the worst gifts moms across Canada say they've
1. A chainsaw
2. Divorce papers
3. Household appliances
5. Oversized clothing
6. Frying pans
7. Oven mitts
9. Vegetable shredder
10. White noise machine
But there is a way out for the struggling gift giver; 89 per cent of
moms surveyed say that they would feel "honored" if they received a
gift from a charitable gift catalogue.
"Every mother deserves to be celebrated on this special holiday," says
Mark Lukowski, CCFC's Chief Executive Officer. "When you help mothers
halfway around the world feed and provide for their children, you give
them confidence and experience to support others in need."
CCFC offers a wide variety of options through its own gift catalogue and can help make this Mother's Day more memorable. Essentials such as
vegetable garden seeds, fruit trees, garden tools, medicine, blankets
and health education for pregnant women are just some of the gifts
available to honor the most important woman in your life and help
support moms living in extreme poverty around the world.
To make a difference and browse through CCFC's gift catalogue, go to www.ccfcanada.ca/gifts.
These are the findings of an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of
CCFC. A sample of 527 Canadian mothers was interviewed. Weighting was
employed to balance demographics and ensure the sample's composition
reflects Census data. A survey with an unweighted probability sample of
this size and a 100% response rate would have an estimated margin of
error of +/-4.3 percentage points.
About Christian Children's Fund of Canada and ChildFund Alliance
For more than 50 years, Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) has
helped children and families of all faiths break the cycle of extreme
poverty around the world. CCFC is a member of ChildFund Alliance, a
network of 12 child development organizations whose work encompasses
more than 15 million children and their families in 55 countries with
total revenue of more than $500 million (CAD). Visit www.ccfcanada.ca
SOURCE Christian Children's Fund of Canada
For further information:
Philip Maher, Communications Director
Maja Begovic, Communications Officer
Office: 905-754-1001 ext. 330