Poverty affects every aspect of a person’s life, including food, drinking water, sanitation, utilities, health and employment.
When you donate to a Farming & Loans project, you are doing the work of Jesus Christ to empower the poor and increase their self-sufficiency. One of our most popular projects is one in Haiti that blesses struggling female farmers (see below).
In Haiti, drought, flooding and a lack of sophisticated irrigation systems make family farming difficult. Women in Haiti often lack the funds necessary to buy what they need and receive the training required to sustain a farm. Your gift will bring hope to and much-needed investment in these aspiring entrepreneurs in one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Thank You for Sending a Christmas Gift to a Family in Need
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, 2023, 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.