In the developing countries of the world, women and girls are disproportionally affected by poverty and violence, and this is especially significant for women in countries where access to education and resources is limited. One of the best ways to reduce poverty is to help women achieve their full potential.
This Christmas, you can make a significant impact and empower these women with your gift of safe shelter, education, medical aid and other necessities.
On the streets of Luzon, girls often fall prey to trafficking and abuse. This project provides a safe place for girls who have been abused or trapped in human trafficking, and it helps prevent future abuse by educating and identifying children in need, offering medical assistance, raising awareness, and teaching family life skills.
Abused girls who live at the sisters’ residential center create colorful masks to help themselves heal and express a new vision for their lives.
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.