CHRISTMAS DONATIONS

MATCHED DONATIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 25*

Double your Christmas donation with Matched Charity Gifts from just $12. All gifts include a Free Christmas Card. Double your impact this Christmas!

* Christmas donations matched to a max. of $50,000 thanks to a small group of special donors.

CHRISTMAS DONATIONS


Matched Charity Gifts from $12

Goat$75

Fast to reproduce, hardy, and easy to care for, the gift of a goat gives a rural family a welcome form of nutrition as well as sustainable income.

Cute chicks grow up to give excellent nutrition: three can provide 1,000 eggs a year. Your gift includes feed, training, and hen house construction.

Often mandatory yet unaffordable, a school uniform allows a child to enroll in school, boosts their confidence and gives them a sense of belonging.

Orange, banana and mango starter trees give farm families fresh fruit for food and income.

Sheep$60

Sheep provide rural families with a sustainable source of nutrition and income. Your gift includes feed and training on care and breeding.

Bees$54

Beekeeping training and start-up supplies yield tangible products (honey, wax), promote biodiversity, and aid in pollination for better crops.

Seeds$36

Seeds are often costly and many farmers are unable to obtain them easily. Give the gift that grows into healthy crops for consumption and sale, and sow hope!

School breakfasts and lunches feed hungry tummies and fuel learning each school day.

A school latrine improves student health and hygiene, and significantly reduces sanitation-related illness - plus, it helps girls attend and stay in school.

Good nutrition is crucial for children as they are developing. Your gift provides one year of nutritious food for a child at school in an international location.

In the event that money raised for a particular item exceeds the demand for that item, your Christmas donation will be directed to a related gift in our catalogue.

GOVERNMENT MATCHED GIFTS


CHARITY GIFTS WITH 18:1 MATCHED FUNDING FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Drought-resistant veggie seeds and supplies help farm families diversify their diets and bring in extra income year-round.

This shea butter business start-up kit provides a woman with materials, supplies and training to produce and sell natural shea butter as an income-generating opportunity.

Soap-making is lucrative for women’s groups. From household use to personal care, women who produce and market soap are cleaning up in more ways than one!

Stoves$54

Shaving hours off women’s and girls’ labour, energy-efficient stoves yield health, environmental and time benefits. They also provide a sustainable source of community income.

A fish farming kit gives a family in Ghana a new source of protein and a good livelihood!

In the event that money raised for a particular item exceeds the demand for that item, your Christmas donation will be directed to a related gift in our catalogue.

How It Works


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Buy it here. We'll source it there

When you buy a charity gift for your Christmas donation it will be sourced locally, i.e. as close to the recipient as possible. This approach provides an extra boost to local economies while keeping transport costs to a minimum.

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Send a Christmas Card to a Special Somebody

When you buy a charity gift from our Best.Gift.Ever catalogue you will be able to select a FREE Printed, PDF or eCard to send to a special somebody. Card designs include Christmas (pictured), goat-themed, birthday, teacher, wedding plus many more. You can also buy charity gifts without selecting a card.

When you buy charity gifts Christmas Donations you'll receive a free Christmas Card featuring a smiling African school girls with Christmas decorations in the background
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Pay & Instantly Receive a Tax Receipt

When you buy charity gifts as your Christmas donation you will immediately receive a charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. Christmas donations can be made using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or via PayPal. Canadian Feed The Children is a registered Canadian charity.

How Charity Gifts
Change Lives


African grandmother and her three grandchildren stand by their goat
Right now in Canada and countries around the world children’s lives are being changed because of purchases made from CFTC's Best.Gift.Ever charity gift catalogue.
From giving a goatto empowering a motherto feeding a child, when you give the Best.Gift.Ever you are helping to make a real difference.
Zemu (pictured above right) was empowered with the gift of a goat last year. The extra income helped her feed her grandchildren and send them to school. Now she is saving money to start a small business.

Why Canadian Feed The Children


Award-Winning

We are proud to have been named, for the second consecutive year, one of the Charities of the Year 2017 by the Financial Post.

We’re also honoured to have been one of the first charities to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program and to have been awarded “Exemplar” status for 2014-2017 by the Voluntary Sector Reporting Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting Transparency.

Accountable

PricewaterhouseCoopers independently audits our financials before being published each year, while our volunteer Board of Directors sets and exceeds the highest standards in governance. When you buy a Charity Gifts Canada or any other gift, you can count on the highest standards when it comes to use and stewardship of your generous Christmas donations. For more information please download our latest Annual Report.

Frequently Asked Questions


Payment Options

You can purchase gifts online using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal. You can also buy gifts by calling 1-800-387-1221 between 9am – 5pm EST, Monday to Friday.

Needs Identified by Local Communities

The communities we support have identified the gifts listed in our Best Gift Ever catalogue, as being vitally important to ensure children’s health and well-being. Canadian Feed The Children along with our local partners provide goats, school supplies, water taps, fish farms, etc, as part of our broader programming initiatives.

Beyond the Gifts

When you give a Best.Gift.Ever as your Christmas donation, funds go towards the range of development programs in the communities we support. The projects go beyond the simple provision of items; they also include training, project monitoring and evaluation, local expertise and support – everything needed to deliver effective, sustainable, high-impact and meaningful change in a community.

Christmas donations benefit the communities we support in our countries of operation: Bolivia, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.

Printed cards sent within 48hrs, eCards sent instantly

When you buy a Best.Gift.Ever gift your Christmas donation comes with a Free Card available in three formats: email, PDF (for printing at home), or print. If you choose a printed card, we can send the card by post to you or to your honouree, whichever you prefer.

While we can’t guarantee delivery time, your card will be processed and sent by mail within 48 hours of purchase and by email within one hour. Note that if you send an eCard you will be able to schedule its delivery for sometime in the future, e.g. on Christmas day or the card recipient’s birthday.

Yes, your charity gift purchase includes a tax receipt

When you purchase a gift online, you will receive an immediate charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. When you order charity gifts by phone, you can choose to receive an electronic receipt or have one mailed to you, usually within two weeks. Canadian Feed The Children’s charitable registration number is 11883 0983 RR0001. See the Government of Canada’s policy statement for charitable tax receipts for more information about charity tax receipts.

HST isn’t charged

Your charity gift purchase is considered a donation to Canadian Feed The Children, so no taxes are charged.

Yes! A new gift catalogue is launched each year in mid-October, and runs until the next October. All items are available throughout the year and make excellent gifts for any occasion.

© 2017 Canadian Feed The Children

Canadian Feed The Children is a Canadian Registered Charity. Charitable Registration Number 118830983 RR0001