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The Gift of Hope Tree activity is an opportunity to invite children and families to reflect on how Christ was born into poverty, and how this reflects the reality of many other families around the world today. Participants will consider what gifts the Holy Family might have needed and how those gifts compare to what people who live in poverty might need. They will assemble Gift of Hope Tree ornaments, which feature gifts that donations to Catholic Relief Services provide to people around the world.

The Gift of Hope Tree assembly activity is best for grade school students and their families. It can be used in a variety of settings, including religious education classes, family catechesis or an intergenerational gathering.