Christmas Gift Fund

Help Children Experience God’s Love This Christmas

There’s nothing quite like Christmas to bring out the kid in everyone. Holiday cards, gift giving and receiving, stuffed animals and other toys, hoping for that perfect gift from someone special — the Christmas season is a special time of year.

But for millions of children all over the world who face hunger, lack of clean water, homelessness and poverty on a daily basis, the holiday season isn't something to celebrate, especially for children suffering the economic, physical and emotional impacts of the global food crisis.

They don’t put up Christmas trees or decorations, sing carols, stay up late listening for sleigh bells, or wake up early to unwrap new Christmas presents of toys or gift cards. Feeling unloved and forgotten, these children may never know the true hope and joy that Christmas promises.

We believe that every child deserves to receive Christmas gifts. Thanks to donations from people like you to the Christmas Gift Fund, we make sure that every child in our program feels special on Christmas Day. Your generosity to give back and bless others from the abundance the Lord has given you helps to make Christmas feel special to children living in poverty.

You can bring the Christmas spirit to children in need. Give a Christmas gift today!

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So How Does it Work?

Imagine the joy on a child’s face when he or she receives Christmas gift for the first time ever and realizes that God really sees and cares about him or her! Because in the midst of the backpacks, toys and shoes, the truth of Jesus’ love resonates in a special way at Christmastime — not only for the recipients, but for their loved ones as well. The blessing has a ripple effect that extends into the community as the child’s family shares what God has done for them.

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When you make a donation to the Christmas Gift Fund, your charitable gift is combined with gifts from other donors to purchase gifts of equal value for every Compassion-assisted child. That way, no child is left out. Staff members at each child development center, who know the children personally, make the purchases, so every registered child receives Christmas gifts that are appropriate, personally meaningful and useful.

Gifts also help provide for essential needs, and may include these items, as well as toys:

  • Food
  • Medicine
  • Hygiene supplies
  • School supplies
  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Help make this holiday season a lot brighter for children living in poverty. Give to the Christmas Gift Fund today!

Odalis smiles while holding the shirt she received as a Christmas gift.
Odalis holds the shirt that she received as a Christmas gift.

Odalis knows the value of a Christmas gift.

The daughter of waste recyclers in one of the poorest slums in Honduras, this precious girl felt grateful on the rare days when her family had enough food to eat. Her parents could not afford to buy gifts or new clothes for their loved ones when they could barely afford to feed their family.

Because she is enrolled at a Compassion-assisted center, Odalis was able to participate in her first Christmas celebration. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, Odalis also received her very first holiday gift!

That gift was not only something she desperately needed but also the desire of her heart. Odalis recalls, “I got a beautiful, colorful blouse, a pair of blue jeans and a pair of new shoes. Tears of joy filled my eyes and I could not believe I was granted what I most wanted.”

Make sure a child’s Christmas wish is granted. Donate to the Christmas Gift Fund today!

The more you “gift” — the more children you bless!

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Want to Learn More About Compassion International?

Compassion International is a ministry passionate about providing spiritual, economic and physical care to help release children from poverty. The mission is accomplished by pairing a loving sponsor with a child living in poverty. And the results? Lives are transformed. Children are released from poverty in Jesus’ name. What better time to start releasing children from poverty than Christmas?

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