GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK

Learn about Gifts of Hope

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Since 2004, Gifts of Hope has reached millions around the world with life-changing gifts that give back. These gifts are made possible by the generosity of people like you!

Gifts of Hope cannot be wrapped like regular gifts you buy at the store, but they do unwrap huge possibilities for those who receive them – from goats, school supplies, clean water access and essential health equipment, to entrepreneurial ventures for women and girls, and vitally-needed supplies in times of emergency.

With Plan International Canada, as part of one of the world’s oldest and largest international development organizations, your donation goes directly to the gift you choose – helping children, families and communities in need, just as described.

You can feel good about giving Gifts of Hope to the person in your life who has everything because your gift will work double duty to both delight, and support today’s most important causes.

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They are real gifts that go to real projects in the in the communities where Plan International Canada works – and these gifts change real lives.

Goat gifts that give back to help communities thrive

Our goat project is one of our oldest and most popular gifts and has transformed countless lives. This gift provides families who are struggling with poverty with a start to their own entrepreneurial enterprises through training, support and, of course, with a goat.

› View gallery from a community that was impacted by our goat project

Plan International gave us goats, seeds and pesticides to become great women in our community. Now it’s helped my child’s education. I say a big thank you.
A goat recipient who became more empowered from her new farming venture through added income and financial independence.
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Gifts that help the world

In 2019, Gifts of Hope showed they are truly gifts that give back by helping over 27 million people access essentials like health care, clean water, education, livelihood and empowerment.

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How it works

Plan International Canada’s Gifts of Hope is an ethical gift-giving program that gives twice: here and abroad. Here’s how it works:

1 choose a gift

Goat

Choose from gifts that support education, empowerment, maternal & newborn health, gender equality, and more.

2 send a gift

Goat

Your friends or family member gets a personalized greeting card describing all the good their goat will do.

3 make a real impact

Goat

Your Gift of Hope goes to children and families who need it, and your impact creates real change for real people.

  • 1 choose a gift

    Goat

    Choose from gifts that support education, empowerment, maternal & newborn health, gender equality, and more.

  • 2 send a gift

    Goat

    Your friends or family member gets a personalized greeting card describing all the good their goat will do.

  • 3 make a real impact

    Goat

    Your Gift of Hope goes to children and families who need it, and your impact creates real change for real people.


How matching works

Our generous matching partners will match your donation several times over, multiplying the value and impact of your gift.

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How do I know which gifts are matched?

Look for the “Matched” symbol while browsing online, through our catalogue or shop our matched gifts category.

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› Learn more about our matched gifts


Each Gift of Hope funds an urgent need

Our team works hard to ensure each gift in our catalogue addresses an urgent need in the communities where Plan International works. This means our catalogue is always changing and evolving as we work to help new communities and broaden our reach for even more impact! Be sure to check out some of our new gifts that will delight loved ones on your list.

Gifts of hope catalogue

View our Catalogue

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.


  • Tanjina Mirza
    This year, your gifts have never been more needed. COVID-19 could undo 20 years of development, exposing already vulnerable children – and 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
  • Goats
    Plan International gave us goats, seeds and pesticides to become great women in our community. Now it’s helped my child’s education. I say a big thank you.
    A goat recipient who became more empowered from her new farming venture through added income and financial independence.
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