Change a Life for Under $15

October 23, 2017 • Worldwide
Samaritan's Purse uses sports activities to minister to children in refugee camps.

Give a little and accomplish much through our 2017 Gift Catalog

Sometimes simple gifts have the biggest impact. It doesn’t take much to abundantly bless someone else in need. Through the following gift ideas—all under $15—you can make a difference that will last long after your Christmas wrapping paper is thrown away.

1. Feed a Hungry Baby for a Week

This season, we celebrate Jesus coming to earth as an infant, dependent on Mary and Joseph for his physical care. Mary undoubtedly nursed him to alleviate his hungry cries. But what if that had not been possible? For many babies around the world, severe malnutrition is a reality.  For just $9, you can provide a week’s supply of special therapeutic food for a baby who is fighting for life.

2. Provide Hot Meals for a Child

Hunger doesn’t limit itself to infants. Many children around the world go without food on a regular basis.  At schools in impoverished areas of the world, local Christians feed boys and girls a hot meal once a day through the partnership of people like you. For $7, you can give this simple but nourishing gift to a child for a whole week.

3. Give Soccer Balls and Recreational Items to Needy Children

Have you seen the way a child’s face lights up over a ball? Many kids around the world can’t share that expression because they simply don’t have a ball with which to play. In countries where soccer is revered, not being able to take part in the sport is especially difficult. But in those same nations, Christians are using sports in evangelism. For just $8 you can provide a soccer ball or other athletic equipment to leaders who are using sports to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

4. Bibles & Christian Literature

Many people in different countries across the world do not have access to a Bible. Some people have never even seen a Bible. For only $15, you can provide Bibles and Christian literature so that families can read and study God’s Word for the first time.

Bibles and Christian Literature

5. Help Keep a Family Warm this Winter

This time of year, the temperature is dropping for many of us. It’s a good time to cozy up with a warm blanket. But many people around the world don’t have even this small comfort. Imagine how hard it is to sleep with no covering following a disaster that has destroyed your home. You can supply a blanket or other bedding to a child or a family for just $6.

6. Give Chickens to Impoverished Families

Baby chicks will grow up to lay hundreds of eggs every month, providing desperately needed nutrition and income for poor families. For $14 you can provide a family with 12 chicks, instruction on setting up a coop, and ongoing veterinary care.