The joyous event of a baby’s birth can quickly become a tragedy for mothers living in the poor neighborhoods of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In Ethiopia the maternal death rate is 17 times higher than in the U.S. Here, the St. Gabriel Catholic Health Center, provides medical care to pregnant women. Your gift will enable St. Gabriel’s to return the joy of childbirth to mothers who might otherwise view that blessed day with fear.
Anti-Trafficking in Philippines
Invest in love and care for at-risk girls.
Rescue Orphan Girls in Mozambique
Donate food and Catholic formation to vulnerable children.
Breast Cancer Awareness & Screenings
Give much needed love, hope and access to impoverished women.
Access to feminine pads can boost health and school attendance.
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.