Celebration Gifts Frequently Asked Questions

What are Celebration Gifts?

Donors can celebrate the sacraments and milestone events by making a gift to CRS in a loved one's name. In addition to commemorating a special event in someone's life, you are helping the poor overseas. http://crs.org/donate/celebration-gifts/

What occasions can I make a gift in honor of?

We offer cards for traditional giving occasions such as birthdays and holidays, as well as the sacraments of marriage, baptism, first holy communion, confirmation and ordination (the remaining two sacraments, reconciliation and anointing of the sick are not traditionally gift-giving occasions and were omitted intentionally). See the 'View all e-cards' page for the entire list: http://crs.org/donate/celebration-gifts/e-cards/

NEW!! Printed cards

Due to donors requesting printed cards, we now have limited designs and quantities available. Please read the following:

  • To order a printed card, please call Donor Services at 1-888-277-7575. You can either complete your donation online, or make your donation over the phone when you call to order the card.
  • Printed cards will be mailed to you so that you can add your own special message and give it to your loved one. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing. (Need a last minute gift? Instantly send an e-card directly to the recipient's e-mail address by making your donation online via the donation forms on the Celebration Gifts site.)
  • Only one design of each occasion was printed (with the exception of 'In Memory' - we will send a beautiful Memorial Card that includes an option to have your prayer intentions for the deceased remembered during a Mass at St. Stephen's Chapel in CRS world headquarters.)

Any additional questions, please call 1-888-277-7575.