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Faith Today’s Guide to 2021 Charity Gift Catalogues

18 November 2021 By Ilana Reimer

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Christmas is a time to celebrate the hospitality, generosity and compassion of Jesus, who came to earth so we can have communion with God. It’s also a time when we respond to the Lord’s kindness by giving to others. To inspire your gift-giving, Faith Today has created a list of charity gift catalogues affiliated with The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, plus added some additional non-affiliate entries (noted by an asterisk).

The Alliance (Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada): Select projects by region or cause, with gifts ranging from food, agriculture and community development to discipleship and education. Gifts from $50 to $100. catalogue.faithhopeinaction.ca

Canadian Baptist Ministries: Through Hopeful Gifts for Change, participate in reconciliation and peacebuilding efforts and support women’s literacy in Rwanda, provide medical care for Syrian refugees or help exploited women in India. Gifts from $20 to $1,500. cbmin.org/hopefulgifts

Cause Canada: Provide mobility devices for individuals with special needs, medical care to children and mothers, or art and sports supplies through this gift catalogue. Gifts labelled “match” will be matched by an additional $6.50. Gifts from $24 to $325. cause.ca/giftguide

Christian Horizons: Support children attending inclusive day camps, purchase supplies for inclusive education schools, or help individuals with disabilities gain independence through public transportation passes. Gifts from $25 to $100. christianhorizons.org/gift-catalogue/#global

Compassion Canada: Support health projects like washrooms, water filters and mosquito nets. Or help those recovering from the economic impacts of Covid-19 by giving small business support. Many gifts have options with different price points to help fund larger items. Gifts from $20 to $1,000+. compassion.ca/shop

Crossroads: Help provide food, water, emergency aid and shelter to those who need it most. You can also support Crossroad’s media programs like 100 Huntley Street or its 24/7 prayer line, which receives 1,450 prayer calls daily. Gifts from $5 to $1,000. crossroads.ca/christmas

Crossworld: Give to school projects in Haiti and parts of Africa, support Crossworld workers struggling during the pandemic, or support a missions training program in Togo. For each gift, enter the amount of your choice. crossworld.ca/give/projects 

Every Home for Christ: Give to Finding the Hope, a gospel outreach training program across Canada, provide discipleship training materials for new believers or support evangelism and discipleship in restricted access nations. Gifts from $30 t0 $540. ehc.ca/catalogue

*Food for the Hungry: Send Covid-19 relief boxes to majority world countries, help start a family business, or provide goats, chickens or pigs through this gift catalogue. Gifts from $20 to $2,500. fhcanada.org/gift-guide

*Hope and Healing International: Send money to buy surgical masks, help with clean water or needed eye operations through this charity formerly known as Christian Blind Mission givehopeandhealing.org

International Justice Mission Canada: Help fight cybersex trafficking and slavery, give toward trial fees to protect children from sexual violence or provide medical care and education for survivors of abuse. Gifts from $12 to $8,530. ijm.ca/gift

*International Needs: Through Baskets of Love give toward rescuing children from the streets in Kenya, help provide clean drinking water in Ghana or support education for women in Bangladesh. Gifts from $25 to $355. internationalneeds.ca/gift-catalogue/ 

Mennonite Central Committee: Welcome newcomers to Canada through MCC’s refugee resettlement program or provide disaster relief where most needed all over the world. Gifts from $10 to $5,200. mcccanada.ca/christmas-giving

Multiply / Mennonite Brethren Churches: The mission agency of Mennonite Brethren Churches has a catalog of ministry needs identified by its global workers in areas such as evangelism, camps, church planting, community development, leadership, and women and children. multiply.net/gifts

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Canada: Support pastor and leadership development or give to Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing projects. Donations to CFGB projects are matched up to 4 to 1 by the Canadian government. Gifts from $6 to $8,500. ncmcanada.ca/gift-catalogue

Open Doors Canada: Give to safe houses for persecuted Christians, provide Bibles in restricted areas or provide trauma counselling for believers who have experienced abuse due to their faith. Gifts from $6 to $1,780. opendoorscanada.org/product-category/gift-catalogue

Partners International: Provide Bibles in local languages, contribute to development projects that provide income for an entire village, or give toward mobile clinics that can bring healthcare to rural areas. Gifts from $20 to $5,500. partnersinternational.ca/gifts  

The Salvation Army Canada & Bermuda: Through the Gifts of Hope catalogue, help families gain income and food through purchasing farm animals or give toward education, skills training and sports and recreation projects. Gifts from $10 to $150. donate.salvationarmy.ca/page/55037/shop/1?locale=en-CA 

*SAM Ministries: Support emergency food relief, medical assistance, leadership training, women’s literacy and orphan sponsorship programs by donating to this ministry. You can also give to the Unique Gifts Fund which is targeted directly toward people in the most need. samministries.org/get-involved/give

Samaritan’s Purse Canada: Gift options include giving a Christmas shoebox to a child, supporting outreach and Bible training events for youth or providing business start-up kits. Gifts from $10 to $10,000. samaritanspurse.ca/catalog

ShareWord Global (formerly The Gideons): Provide Bibles and other Christian literature to youth or Indigenous peoples, or those in prisons or hospitals through the Bible Gift Catalogue. Gifts from $3 to $410. biblegiftcatalogue.ca

TearFund Canada: Give practical items for cultivating crops and providing clean water for people in extreme poverty. Or replace a few stocking-stuffer items with donations this year. This catalogue has small gift options like onion bulbs, guinea pigs or bean seeds. Gifts from $7.50 to $3,000. www.giftcatalogue.tearfund.ca

World Renew: Participate in disaster response work to crises around the world through immediate assistance and long-term repair work. World Renew is affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. One of the current projects is an emergency relief program for Afghanistan. worldrenew.net

World Vision Canada: Provide winter clothing, give women feminine hygiene supplies, or give solar lights to help children study. Or buy fair trade gifts for friends and family; the proceeds are donated to where help is most needed. Gifts from $10 to $15,000. www.WorldVision.ca/greaterlove

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