In developing countries, women and girls are disproportionately impacted by poverty and violence, especially in places where economic opportunities are limited. But this Christmas, you can be a miracle for girls living in poverty! Through the Christmas Catalog, you can support Catholic anti-trafficking programs, women-owned businesses, deliver prenatal vitamins for expectant mothers, provide feminine hygiene products, and much more.
Girls growing up on the streets can fall prey to trafficking and abuse. Help provide a safe place for children who have been abused, abandoned or rescued from human trafficking. You can also help prevent future abuse by providing care for orphans and vulnerable children worldwide, offering medical assistance, raising awareness, and teaching family life skills. In the photo, abused girls living at a residential center in the Philippines create colorful masks to help themselves heal and express a new life vision.
Until midnight on Dec. 31, one donor’s challenge gift will be used to double all donations up to a total of $10,000 for Anti-Trafficking, Creamos Home for Vulnerable Children, Marie Adelaide Girls Rescue Center, Rescue Orphan Girls (ACM Girls Rescue), Food & Support for Vulnerable Children (CPS OVC Support), and Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
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.