Water & Hygiene

An estimated 780 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water and 2.5 billion people don’t have safe sanitation. The majority of clean water issues are in rural areas of developing nations, and the result is a startling number of hygiene-related diseases and deaths.

At Cross Catholic Outreach, we understand how clean and accessible water and safe hygiene impact a family’s health, efficiency, education and economic progress. That’s why our Christmas Catalog provides these options for poor communities. With your help, we can deliver these lifesaving gifts to where they are needed most.

Where: Kenya

Quenching Thirst in Kenya

Help us drill 15 wells in the Diocese of Machakos and Archdiocese of Mombasa.


Clean water changes lives — reducing illnesses, easing the labor burden on children and helping local farmers grow bountiful crops that support healthy diets. Beyond that, safe, reliable water is a source of dignity that leads our most vulnerable brothers and sisters to the Living Water of Christ. Your gift will provide lifesaving community wells and water systems in Kenya.


Can I Give on Behalf of a Loved One?

Yes! Making a gift in honor of a friend or family member(s) is a fun and easy way to share Christmas joy. Once you complete the checkout process, let them know by sending a printed certificate or e-Card.

Thank You for Sending a Christmas Gift to a Family in Need

Cross Catholic Outreach

Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.


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.

Yes! Making a gift in honor of a friend or family member(s) is a fun and easy way to share Christmas joy. Once you complete the checkout process, let them know by sending a print this certificate or e-Card.

Donations from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for the Christmas Catalog incurred through June 30, 2022, 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.

*Until midnight on December 31, all gifts to Clean Water in Bolivia from the 2021 Christmas Catalog, up to a total of $8,400, will be doubled.