Gift of Hope Tree Alternative Giving Activity
This Christmas, give the gift of hope with Catholic Relief Services’ Gift of Hope Tree alternative giving activity!
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Gift of Hope Tree Activity
The Gift of Hope Tree activity invites children and families to reflect on how Christ was born into poverty, and how this relates to the reality of many other families around the world today. Participants will consider what gifts the Holy Family might have needed and how those gifts compare to what people who live in poverty might need. They will assemble Gift of Hope Tree ornaments, which feature donations in the form of gifts, allowing CRS to provide for people around the world. This activity is appropriate for grade school students and families and can be used in a variety of settings, including religious education classes, family catechesis or an intergenerational gathering.
If your parish or school already coordinates a giving tree activity for your local community, consider adding these Gift of Hope Tree ornaments to your tree and inviting people to remember their local and global family at Christmas.
Make an Online Donation for a Gift of Hope
To make an online donation for a gift, please click on an item below. You will be redirected to a Gift of Hope donation page for the selected item. You can add additional gifts to your cart from the donation page.
- 2 bags of fertilizer
- Student uniform
- Emergency household kit
- Health exams for 12 children
- Hand-washing station
- Mosquito nets for a family of 6
- Care for mother throughout pregnancy
- Family wash kit
- Modified bicycle for child with disabilities
- Quality seed for a season
- Fish for a pond
- 1 Lamb
- Classroom desks for 13 children
- Tools to dig a well
- 1 Cow
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