Here are answers to frequently asked questions about MCC's Christmas Giving guide.
How to give a gift
- Can anyone buy a gift?
Yes! Anyone can give a gift, including individuals, organizations, church groups and families. We also offer a resource about generosity for families to use alongside the giving guide that includes colorable cards for kids.
- How can I buy a gift?
.You can buy a gift online through our secure online donation site at mcc.org/christmas. Please complete all three steps to submit your order. You can also buy a gift by calling MCC at 1-888-563-4676.
- Will I receive a charitable donation receipt for my gift?
Yes, you will receive a charitable donation receipt for your gift. This receipt will go to you, not the person you send an e-card to. You can choose to get your receipt immediately or one consolidated receipt at the end of the year.
- Who should I contact if I have a question or need help buying a gift?
You can talk to MCC by calling 1-888-563-4676. We’ll be happy to help you.
Cards and e-cards
- How do I send an e-card for my gift?
While completing your order, please include your email address. After you submit your order, you will receive an email with your receipt and a button with a link to send personalized e-cards. Scroll down in the email until you see the button shown below.
Clicking the button in your email will bring you to a page where you can send an e-card for your gift. Fill out each section with the correct information to send an e-card.
- Can I send multiple e-cards with one gift?
Yes, you can send as many e-cards as you want per gift.
- When will the recipient receive the e-card?
If you would like to schedule a specific date when the e-card is sent, you can pick a date as you complete the e-card information. If you do not choose a time, the recipient will receive the e-card immediately after you complete the form.
- Does the e-card recipient see the amount of the gift I make in their name?
No, the gift amount is confidential and is not disclosed to the e-card recipient.
- Do you offer printed cards? How do I order one?
You can order printed cards by calling MCC at 1-888-563-4676. Please order printed cards by December 1 to receive them before Christmas. Cards may be available after that date, but we cannot guarantee you’ll receive them in time.
We send the printed cards to you, and you are responsible to give or send them to whoever you want. Each card comes with an insert that features a picture and description of the gift you have chosen.
- Who receives the gifts I donate?
Your gift will make a difference for someone in need in one of the more than 45 countries where MCC works. Our partners work with the local community to identify who is most vulnerable. Each person’s story in the giving guide is representative of MCC’s work. Your donations will support similar projects.
- How does MCC care for the gifts of livestock?
When you choose a gift of livestock, you are providing nutrition and a source of income for someone in need. MCC sources the animals locally and provides training for the person receiving them. We do not ship live animals overseas.
- How do you calculate the cost of each gift?
Each gift is the average cost to purchase that item. In some countries, the item may cost more or less. In cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, MCC will redirect funds to similar activities to help people in need.
Is your question not answered here? Please call MCC at 1-888-563-4676 and we’ll be glad to help.