Gifts of Hope are gifts that give back

Every year, Gifts of Hope reach millions around the world with life-changing gifts that give back. Gifts of Hope cannot be wrapped like regular gifts, but they do unwrap huge possibilities for those who receive them worldwide. They help provide goods and services like goats, school supplies, clean water access, essential health equipment and supplies to communities in need.

Gifts of Hope support important causes

You can feel good about giving Gifts of Hope because they work double duty: delighting your loved ones at home with an inspiring gift and supporting today’s most important causes.

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Goats delivered benefiting 19,000+ people


PPE/hygiene items delivered to people most in need


Female health care workers accessed training


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This year, your gifts have never been more needed. COVID-19 could undo 20 years of development, exposing already vulnerable children – especially girls – to more dangers. Your gifts have the power to Stop the Setback and save lives.

— Tanjina Mirza, MBBS, MMedSc, PhD, Chief Programs Officer, Plan International Canada

Gifts of Hope change lives

Many charitable-giving programs direct your donation as they see fit. But Gifts of Hope are different – your donation goes to the specific gift you choose.


Children in emergency situations received vital resources


School essentials distributed, benefiting 316,000 children


Girls supported through the Girl Power Gift

How a goat can help empower a girl

In several rural Zambian communities, many families struggled to overcome poverty, facing harsh hurdles like limited resources and agricultural crises. Often the income that many parents could earn went straight to feeding their children, leaving little available for school, medicine and other essentials – and leaving children’s full potential behind.

14-year-old Monica’s story was similar, until the life-changing moment when one generous Canadian chose to Defy Normal holiday conventions and give a goat Gift of Hope.

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A matched gift multiplies your donation!

A matched gift means that your donation is matched by one of our government, foundation or organizational partners. Some gifts are multiplied up to nine times! Matched gifts are the perfect way to make an even greater impact for children and families.

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Filled with something for everyone, our Gifts of Hope catalogue is designed to help you discover and select the perfect gift for everyone on your list, while also helping drive real and meaningful global change.

Go ahead, take a look, and discover the true meaning of giving back today.

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How your Gift of Hope can make a lasting impact


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844 million people around the world don’t have access to safe drinkable water. Let us take a moment to consider how a lack of access to clean water not only jeopardizes community health, but negatively impact the lives of girls and women.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your Gift of Hope questions.

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Are Gifts of Hope available year-round? 

Yes. While Gifts of Hope make meaningful holiday and Christmas gifts for the hard-to-shop-for people in your life, you can purchase Gifts of Hope at any time of year.

Do you guarantee that my money will be directed to the gift donation I’ve chosen?

The money collected toward a particular Gift of Hope funds the community-based project the gift supports. If money raised exceeds project requirements or cannot be used as planned due to unforeseen circumstances, it will go toward supporting similar activities for children and communities in need.

Will I get a tax receipt for my Gifts of Hope donation? 

Yes. Whether you buy a gift in your own name or on behalf of someone else, you will receive a tax receipt for any donation above $25. The amount will be included on your annual income-tax receipt, which is mailed in February every year. (CRA charity registration # 11892 8993 RR0001) 

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Gifts of Hope are real gifts that go to real projects in the communities where Plan International Canada works.

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