At least half of the world’s population lacks essential medical care — and even when health care is accessible, it’s often unattainable because families are struggling just to put food on the table. This Christmas, your support can help provide hope and healing to these needy families through faith-based hospitals and medical clinics in developing countries. You can give practical gifts like medicines, feminine hygiene products, prenatal vitamins, health care for expectant mothers and nutritious meals that will help children grow healthy and strong. Be someone’s miracle!
Vitafood, our specially formulated meal packs, are designed to meet the needs of the malnourished. Each pack has three main components: A rice, lentil or potato base, a protein (usually soy or beans), and vitamins to energize, strengthen and improve overall health. Last year, we sent 37.1 million meals to our hungry brothers and sisters. Help us feed more this year!
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 Vitafood in the Christmas Catalog. Your gift of $150 will provide 2,000 meals.
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.