At least half of the world’s population lack essential medical care, and even those who can access that care are often pushed into poverty by extremely high cost of those services. This lack of availability and major shortages of medical equipment and medicines in the developing world are resulting in the rampant spread of disease and untimely deaths among all age groups.
Help God’s children become healthier and more self-sufficient when you come to the aid of Christian doctors, nurses and medical technicians in the countries we serve.
Vitafood, our specially formulated meal packs, are designed to meet the needs of the malnourished around the world.
Each pack has three main components: a rice or lentil base, a protein (usually soy or beans) and vitamins to energize, strengthen and improve overall health.
Last year, we sent 20.5 million meals to our hungry brothers and sisters. Help us feed more this year!
This year, two generous donors have made a $40,000 challenge gift in hopes that fellow Catholics will join to support Vitafood. Thanks to their generous gifts, we can double the impact of your donation!*
*Until midnight on December 31, two donor’s challenge gifts will be used to double all donations up to a total of $40,000 for Vitafood in the Christmas Catalog.
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 Basic Medicines 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 Emergency Aid Blankets 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.