Poverty touches every aspect of a person’s life, and the families impacted by it rarely have sufficient food, safe drinking water, proper sanitation, traditional utilities, health care or gainful employment. When you support a Farming & Loans project, you help the poor gain access to these things and achieve greater self-sufficiency. This Christmas, you can give farm animals or fund small business loans and business training for aspiring entrepreneurs. This support puts families on a path to greater prosperity and can bless future generations too!
The poor in rural Jamaica often struggle to earn a living. Local Catholic leaders want to provide those struggling families with livestock and supplies so the animals can be sold in markets. The profits allow these budding farmers to buy more livestock, building businesses that will sustain them for years to come. Help lift struggling rural Jamaican families out of poverty!
The Cross Catholic Outreach Christmas Catalog makes it fun and easy to extend the joy of Christmas to the poor. Instead of being filled with retail items, the catalog contains meaningful gifts for some of the world’s most impoverished families. Some gifts are lifesaving items such as Food or Hygiene Products, while others are large projects such as Safe Homes or Clean Water. All gifts are sent on your behalf to grateful families in developing countries.
It’s easy to shop through the Cross Catholic Outreach Christmas Catalog. Simply browse through the categories and choose an item within your budget and close to your heart, such as Women-Owned Farms in Haiti or Powdered Milk for Children. Select and sponsor one or more of these gifts, and you’ll make a meaningful impact on the life of a needy child or family overseas. It’s that simple!
Blessing the poor happens year-round. Some gifts in our Christmas Catalog are sourced locally, so there is no need to worry about international shipping. For items that require shipping, Cross Catholic Outreach works with partners in every country we serve to ensure Christmas Catalog gifts are delivered in a timely fashion.
Donations from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for the Christmas Catalog incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.