Gift of Hope

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Give a gift that makes a difference. Select one of the options listed, or use the donation form below to give your gift.

If you'd like to receive a small ornament to present to a loved one, please contact Nancy Ellens (nellens@rca.org or (800) 968-3943, ext. 1878). You may request one ornament for each Gift of Hope given.

If you're giving from Canada, you can donate through our Regional Synod of Canada through their website. Choose "RCA Ministry - Gift of Hope" from the drop-down menu and add your designation to the message box.

Gift of Hope: Chicken

When you give farm animals to a family in need, your gift multiplies. Recipients give their animal's first offspring back to the program to be given to another family. Provide chickens in Myanmar for $25 per brood of chickens. Your donation also covers veterinary care to ensure continued health for the animals.

Gift of Hope: Goats

When you give farm animals to a family in need, your gift multiplies. Recipients give their animal's first offspring back to the program to be given to another family. Provide goats in East Africa for $40 each. Your donation also covers veterinary care to ensure continued health for the animals.

Gift of Hope: Cows

When you give farm animals to a family in need, your gift multiplies. Recipients give their animal's first offspring back to the program to be given to another family. Provide a cow in India for $500. Your donation also covers veterinary care to ensure continued health for the animals.

Gift of Hope: Audio Bibles

Help RCA missionaries share the Word of God. Your gift of $45 will provide one solar-powered audio Bible in an indigenous language. People are hungry for God’s Word—missionaries report that they never have enough audio Bibles for all the people who want one.

Gift of Hope: Clean Water

Nearly one billion people around the world do not have access to clean water, and an estimated 80 percent of all illness in developing countries is linked to lack of clean water. The RCA is working with partners around the world to provide clean water by digging wells, building latrines, water purification, and other means.

Gift of Hope: Diver Training

In the remote area of the Moskito Coast of Honduras, one of only a few choices for employment is diving for lobster. Most of this lobster is sold in the United States, and as the lobster trade has grown, the depth to which divers must descend in order to catch lobsters has increased. This means that a high number of divers suffer decompression sickness, also called “the bends,” and many die or are paralyzed as a result.

Gift of Hope: Feed One

Worldwide more than 16,000 children die each day from diseases related to poor nutrition. More than 16 million children in the United States struggle with hunger on a daily basis, and in Canada more than 300,000 children and youth rely on food banks. Through Feed One, RCA Global Mission reaches out to kids in need domestically through RCA and other food pantries, and continues to work through partners around the world to provide much needed nutrition and food security for families.

Gift of Hope: Hipporollers

Maasai women and children in Kenya traditionally carry water in five-gallon containers, usually balanced on their heads. They spend hours and hours each day hauling water. A Hipporoller allows them to carry nearly five times the water in one trip--24 gallons--by rolling it along the ground.

Gift of Hope: Medical Care

Medical care in developing countries remains one of the greatest needs of our partners. RCA Global Mission partners with clinics and doctors around the world to provide quality medical care for people who would otherwise receive no medical care at all. Emergency care, vaccinations, childbirth services, and many other aspects of health care that we take for granted are simply not available in many parts of the developing world. Your gift will help us make quality medical care available to many more people worldwide who need it.

Gift of Hope: Scholarships

A leading factor in the continuance of the cycle of poverty in developing countries is a lack of access to quality education. Often, good education is available if a family can afford to pay for it. Your gift of $200 will allow RCA Global Mission to provide scholarships to send children to primary and secondary schools around the world.

Gift of Hope: Youth Outreach

Jackson County, in the mountains of Kentucky, is one of the poorest counties in the United States. Needs there are great, and the RCA has a deep history of helping Jackson County Ministries. JCM reaches out to youth through educational and recreational opportunities that give kids hope that there is a way to break the cycle of poverty in Jackson County. Your gift of $50 will provide opportunities for children to attend Bible Camp, take part in basketball leagues, and attend gymnastics and ballet classes.

Gift of Hope: Peace Project

The Peace Project is your opportunity to walk alongside our brothers and sisters in Israel/Palestine—Christians who remain in the Holy Land and who seek to live out the gospel of Christ and serve as a bridge between Israelis and Palestinians.