As you celebrate Christmastide and the weeks after Epiphany, please remember that the Gift of Hope catalog found on line at https://gifts.crs.org/ represents an inspirational way for you to make a life-changing difference for families and communities around the world. Simply choose a gift that will help save, protect and transform the lives of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. Choose a health exam, a clean water station, educational supplies, or a cow or some chickens, to name just a few items available. Then, choose a special card to personalize, print and give to let your loved ones know you’ve given a Gift of Hope in their name.
Also, thank you to all who attended the Fair Trade Consignment Sale held in October, 2018. In addition to supporting rural artisans and providing opportunities for disadvantaged producers and marginalized women, we raised more than $400 for Catholic Relief Services, whose programs help the world’s poorest people develop sustainable agriculture, clean water, sanitation, education, jobs and a better understanding of how to resolve conflicts peacefully. CRS reaches more than 100 million people each year in more than 100 countries. Your purchases and donations help to make this vital work possible. We hope you enjoy the ethical trade items, and, once again, thank you.