An estimated 780 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water and 2.5 billion people don’t have effective sanitation. The majority of clean water issues are in rural areas of developing nations, and the hardships there produce a startling number of hygiene-related diseases and deaths.
At Cross Catholic Outreach, we understand that clean water and safe hygiene have a major impact on 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.
Clean water changes lives for Kenyans living in poverty — reducing illnesses, easing the labor burden on children and helping local farmers grow bountiful crops that support healthy diets. Safe, reliable water is a source of dignity that leads our most vulnerable brothers and sisters to the Living Water of Christ.
To date, Cross Catholic Outreach donors have helped bring clean water to over 470,000 Kenyans! Your gift will continue the lifesaving blessing on our brothers and sisters in Kenya.
This year, one of our donors has made a $12,000 challenge gift in hopes that fellow Catholics will join to support Clean Water in Kenya. Thanks to their generous gift, we can double the impact of your donation!*
*Until midnight on December 31, one donor’s challenge gift will be used to double all donations up to a total of $12,000 for Clean Water in Kenya 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 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.