These inexpensive gifts can make an eternal difference
With the shopping craze that surrounds Christmas, it can be overwhelming to even think about giving back. But you don’t have to give $35,000 to build a new hospital to impact someone in Jesus’ Name. Even small gifts bring big blessings to those in need. Here are five gifts under $15 that’ll not only make a difference in someone’s life but will also make pretty cool stocking stuffers for your friends and family when you make a gift in their name. (Just order an honor card when you check out.)
- Feed a Hungry Baby
It’s hard to imagine anyone going hungry over the holidays. But many babies around the world don’t ever get regular meals—holidays or not. Tens of thousands of children are suffering from malnutrition and starvation, but thanks to therapeutic and supplementary feeding programs made possible through Samaritan’s Purse, they are well on their way to recovering and becoming healthy boys and girls. For just $9, you could feed a hungry baby for a week. Provide life-saving food today!
- Teach a Child to Read
Sitting around the Christmas tree reading the story of Jesus’ birth with your family may be a favorite holiday tradition. But many children worldwide can’t read since they don’t have the opportunity to attend school. Samaritan’s Purse works with churches, orphanages, and other ministries to equip Christians to teach children to read, write, and, most importantly, read the Word of God for themselves. For $14, you can provide school supplies or a month of school tuition. Give the gift of reading today!
Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose this time of year. But while you can cozy up in your warm bed, many families are left outside to sleep in the cold after a storm, earthquake, or other disaster. Samaritan’s Purse provides blankets in emergency situations to those who need them most, providing warmth and comfort in Jesus’ Name. For $6, you can warm someone up with the gift of a blanket!
- Bibles & Christian Literature
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Jesus’ birth, and reading that Bible passage with our families is one of the greatest blessings we get this time of year. But in some countries, people have never even seen a Bible, let alone had the opportunity to read one. Whenever Samaritan’s Purse arrives to help victims of persecution, disaster, or war, we distribute Bibles and other pieces of Christian literature to bring the Light of Christ to some of the darkest corners of the world. For $15, you can provide five New Testaments, three Bibles, or other Gospel materials to those desperate to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. Click here to give a Bible this Christmas!
- Sports Gear
What is the most common gift given for Christmas each year? Toys, of course! That’s why Samaritan’s Purse ministers to children with sporting equipment and organizes events or workshops where Christian coaches can also teach them about finding victory in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. For $8, you can provide a soccer ball or other sports gear to help us reach more children. Kick off a Gospel ministry by giving sports gear today!