Make Great Gifts with Social Impact Your Christmas Mission this Year
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has a collection of gifts that share a special mission of helping improve the lives of others. Choose from two catalogs: CRS Gift Catalog offers the opportunity to purchase a share in a life-saving program overseas and CRS Fair Trade Catalog features a collection of Fair Trade foods, jewelry, fabrics, and housewares from around the world. Gifts from both of these catalogs will bring joy to those you love and a better life for our brothers and sisters around the world.
By directing our gift giving to products and services that serve the poor, we are responding to God’s call to love our neighbor. As Pope Francis said, “to love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person the face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, the face of Jesus.”
The gifts found in the CRS Gift Catalog and the CRS Fair Trade Catalog guarantee fair wages for artisans, access to health care for new moms and infants, specialized training for small farmers, lifesaving help for people caught in emergencies and an abundance of teachers and social services to strengthen individuals and communities around the world.
Choose from either catalog or create a basket of caring for the people on your gift list this Christmas.
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The agency alleviates suffering and provides assistance to people in need in 91 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. For more information, please visit www.crs.org or www.crsespanol.org and follow CRS on Twitter @CatholicRelief and @CRS_expertise; and youtube.com/user/CatholicRelief.