Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Save the Children Gift Catalogue!

When you choose a gift from this catalogue you'll give joy and lasting change to a child in need and put a smile on someone's face you care about. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Gift Catalogue.

If you have a question that is not addressed here, email us at or call 1-800-668-5036 X 264 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday. Local calls 416-221-5501 X 264.

A. Everything you see in our catalogue is an actual product or service Save the Children provides to children and families around the world with the help of donors like you. While your donation may not purchase the actual product or service, it will provide tangible solutions, where needed most, to help children access nutritious food, clean water, healthcare, education, and helping entire communities overcome poverty and achieve self-reliance

A. Your donations provide tangible solutions to help children and families where needed most. Your gift can help to enrich the lives of children and families around the world, specifically through improved:

Livelihood Including better nutrition, warm clothing, fertilizer and additional income
Healthcare Including antibiotics, mosquito nets, newborn care packages and other medical supplies
Education Including tuition, books, uniforms, and building safe spaces to learn

A. With nearly 100 years' experience and millions of children benefitting from our programs, Save the Children has built a name that children, communities and supporters can trust. It is because of our breakthroughs for children that Save the Children is ranked highly among non-profit organizations. Today, Save the Children works in Canada and in 120 countries around the world to bring immediate and lasting change to children's lives through the realization of their rights. Save the Children focuses on the issues of Health and Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, Emergency Relief and Child Rights Governance.

A. All online transactions to Save the Children are done on a secure server. This means that information entered on the transaction page is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) before transmission. On secure pages, a "closed" lock symbol is displayed at the bottom part of your browser screen and the website address in the bar at the top of the browser screen starts with an "https" instead of an "http". Donation pages are verified by GeoTrust and transactions are processed using an IATS merchant account.

If you are at all concerned about placing your order online, we can process your gift order over the phone. Call us at 1-800-668-5036 X 264 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday.

A. Yes, your gifts are tax-deductible. Donations made online will be receipted immediately via email. Your receipt will usually be mailed to you within 10 business days after we process your donation if you order by mail or phone. 

A. When you order online if you choose, your honouree can receive an e-Card you select and the special message you want to include.

A. Unfortunately no, you cannot designate to which country your donation will go, but be assured it will be used to help create positive change for children in need.

A. Yes. If you are an international donor and would like to place a catalogue order for someone in Canada you can order online or call us at 416-0221-5501 X 264 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday.

A. Yes, if you prefer to pay by cheque, you can mail your order to us using this order form, and mail it to Save the Children, Gifts of Joy Catalogue, 300-4141 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A8.

If you're placing your order by phone or via our website, we can only accept credit card payments. Unfortunately, we are not set up to transfer funds electronically through your bank at this time. our toll-free number for placing your order is 1-800-668-5036 X 264 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday.


1 Shop

Choose a truly unique gift in honour of a loved one, friend, or colleague.

2 Checkout

Place your order online and select a personalized greeting card to send your honouree.

3 Cards

Watch the smiles begin as friends and family receive your Gift of Joy.