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 impacts 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 life-saving gifts to where they are needed most.
Personal hygiene products are ideal gifts to help poor families struggling with the realities of the pandemic. It is a thoughtful way to help families develop good hygiene while also protecting them from illness. The hygiene products that we’re sending include a personal care items, deodorant, shampoo and facial cloths. For as little as $25, you can send 50 packs of hygiene products to aid in the prevention of illness.
“They asked only one thing, that we remember the poor…” Galatians 2:10
Give monthly to water and sanitation programs and reduce hygiene-related diseases and deaths every month.
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 the world’s most impoverished families. Some are lifesaving items such as Basic Medicines or Hygiene Products, while others are large-scale 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 Babies. Select and sponsor one or more of these gifts, and you’ll be making 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.
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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.
If you identify an aid project, 100% of the donation will be restricted to be used for that specific project. However, if more is raised for the project than needed, funds will be redirected to other urgent needs in the ministry.