Charity Birthday Gifts

Charity Birthday Gifts for as little as $10* are the ultimate gifts that give back. Your gift will go to a family in need, while a FREE Birthday Card goes to the birthday boy or girl.


* You’ll immediately be emailed a tax receipt upon donation.
Birthday Gifts
 

Charity Birthday Gifts


Unique birthday gifts from just $10

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

High Impact Gifts


Charity Birthday Gifts with matched funding from the Government of Canada

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

Free Birthday Card


With each charity birthday gift

With each charity birthday gift you purchase you will receive a free PDF or eCard to send to the birthday boy or girl. Here are the features of each card format:

ECARD
  • Add a personalized message
  • Schedule the delivery so that the eCard arrives in the recipient’s inbox right on their birthday
PDF CARD
  • Download PDF card on the transaction confirmation page
  • Print card and add a personalized message
  • Mail the card to the recipient or deliver it in person

How to Buy a Charity Birthday Gift


In under 5-minutes

CHOOSE A CHARITY B’DAY GIFT

Your charity birthday gift 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.

SELECT A FREE B’DAY CARD

Select a free birthday PDF or eCard to go to the birthday boy or girl. Note that eCards can be scheduled to be sent on the recipient’s birthday. You can also choose not to select a card.

REVIEW AND PAY

Review your order and then pay using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or via PayPal. Upon payment, you will be emailed an eReceipt within an hour of your donation.

The Impact


See the impact charity birthday gifts can make in Canada & internationally

Healthy Meals

Canada

600,000 healthy meals and snacks served to children in 32 communities across six provinces in Canada.

Community Gardens

Canada

Three school and community gardens teach healthy eating and support the return to traditional diets at Eel Ground and Elsipogtog First Nations, and at First Nations School of Toronto.

Micro-financing

Ethiopia

476 additional women have been organized into self-help and savings and credit groups.

Farming Supplies

Ghana

667 farmers have received inputs such as seeds, tools, plants, livestock, etc. 55% of the farmers are women.

Learning materials

Bolivia

50 sets of school learning materials were distributed to children under age 5; six locations received learning materials for close to 1,000 children in after-school centres.

School Buildings

Uganda

New early childhood development (ECD) classroom built plus operating funds for it and two other ECD centres supporting 480 children under the age of six.

The Beneficiaries


See how charity gifts change real people’s lives

Woinshet Tefera, self-help group member and farmer from Ethiopia with her goats

Woinshet Tefera

34-year-old widow, self-help group member and farmer
Abaye-Atir, North Shewa, Ethiopia

I was one of the poorest of the poor in my community and I was struggling to survive with my two children. But my life has changed significantly since I started rearing goats. Before receiving two goats, my income was not sufficient to cover my household expenses and I couldn’t meet the needs of my children.

Since I started rearing goats and earning an income from them, Woinshet Tefera, goat farmer from Ethiopia, stands in front of her new freezer holding a cokethe biggest difference in my children’s lives is that they are now happy and hopeful. I am able to provide adequate food for my children and pay for school expenses. My children’s future is bright!

I am on a good track and I am growing my business. I sold 10 goats for 6,850 birr, and bought a deep freezer and fridge and started selling soft drinks and beer. Now I am getting an average of 200 birr per day compared to less than 100 birr per day previously.

I maintain 13 goats which are all in good condition. I want to have a big area of land to expand my business and increase my herd of goats to large number.

Seeing how much these women appreciated the ‘hand up’ (not the hand out), the new feeling of power they had over their lives, and their plans for the future was really special. It was life-changing for them … and for us too.Maurice Walsh, long-time Canadian Feed The Children donor, comments after seeing the gift Women’s Credit in action.

Frequently Asked Questions


Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about charity birthday gifts. If you still have questions please contact us at 1-800-387-1221.

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

Yes. The Canadian gifts contribute to our broader food security programs in Canada. With 1 in 4 First Nations children growing up in poverty, our focus in Canada is to support First Nations communities with community-led, culturally-sensitive school feeding and nutrition education. By purchasing a Canadian charity birthday gift you’ll be directly supporting our efforts here in Canada. Canadian gifts include Fresh Produce Boxes, School Meals, School Gardens and Community Kitchens.

Items that you choose are, first, identified by the communities as required, then are purchased locally to ensure the products (for example, fruit trees, seeds, livestock) are well-suited to the local environment. No items are EVER shipped from Canada to our international locations. Buying locally helps support the entire local procurement chain, keeping transportation costs to a minimum and generating ripple effects that benefit the local economy for years to come.

Every charity gift in our catalogue is a REAL item that is given to REAL people in REAL communities. For example, the goats we sell really exist, and they are really distributed in the communities in which CFTC works.

That said, while do our very best to predict how many charity gifts will be ordered from the catalogue each year and match that to the demand for each gift, however it’s not a perfect science. For example, there could be a downturn in goat popularity, and fruit trees could go through the roof. Although this happens in the small minority of cases, we must do the responsible thing and let people know that we might need to use the excess funds raised for something else. If we have to do that, we always use the funds for a similar type of product – livestock of a different sort, or other agricultural products, for example.

Yes, all charity gift purchases are tax receipted. When you order a charity gift online, you will receive an immediate charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. When you order a gift 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.

No. When you purchase a charity gift it is considered a charitable donation to Canadian Feed The Children, so no taxes are charged.

About Us


Canadian Feed The Children is an independent, international development agency founded and operating in Canada since 1986.

AWARD-WINNING

A registered Canadian charity, CFTC was among the first to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program and in 2015 was awarded “Exemplar” status for its three consecutive wins in 2012, 2013, and 2014 of the Voluntary Sector Reporting Award of Excellence for Financial Reporting Transparency.

ACCOUNTABLE

Our financials are independently audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers and published each year. When you purchase a charity birthday gift from CFTC you can count on the highest standards when it comes to the stewardship of your generous donation. When you give a charity birthday gift your information will be 100% secure and will never be shared with anybody. See our privacy policy for more information.


Based on preliminary unaudited financial results for 2016. For more information about our financials please download our latest Annual Report