From warm blankets to Christian literature, we've selected a variety of gift ideas from our projects around the globe so your entire family can afford to make their gift-giving more meaningful. Help your children learn about generosity!
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 $25-you can make a difference that will last long after the wrapping paper is thrown away.
Everyone likes cozying 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 after a disaster has destroyed your home. For $10, you can supply a blanket to help keep children and parents warm.
2. Sports Gear
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 $15 you can provide a soccer ball or other athletic equipment to leaders who are using sports to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
They’re far more than cute! For impoverished families, chicks that grow up to lay eggs provide desperately needed nutrition and income. For $20 you can provide a family with two chickens, and help a family raise chickens for nutritious eggs and meat.
4. The Greatest Journey for One Child
The Greatest Journey is an exciting evangelism and discipleship program through which we teach children to become faithful followers of Christ and to share their faith with others. We offer the program to children who have received Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
We invite them to learn how to have a relationship with Jesus through our dynamic 12-lesson course. Boys and girls who complete The Greatest Journey course receive graduation certificates and New Testaments in their own language. We’re able to train the teachers, provide all the study materials, and give New Testaments to all the graduates, for only $6 per child.
5. Safe Water
Each day, water- and sanitation-related diseases kill more than 4,000 people. Children are the most vulnerable and many of these deaths are preventable. Samaritan’s Purse provides long-term, life-saving safe water to hundreds of thousands of people every year through BioSand Water Filters, Samaritan Filters for Schools, wells, reservoirs, and rainwater storage tanks. We also teach essential health and hygiene training to each family, school, and village that receives safe water, and empower them to acquire sanitary latrines. Give safe water to a child for $25.
No gift is too small! Check out all of the Gifts Under $25 on our gift catalog.