Give Chickens for Christmas

Matched Chickens until Dec 25*

Give chickens for Christmas for just $25 and we'll match your donation. Help two families in Africa change their lives today!

* Give chickens for Christmas & we'll match it up to a maximum of $50,000 thanks to a generous donor.

Give Chickens for Christmas to Empower Moms All-Year-Round


When you give chickens for Christmas the recipient receives three chickens (double during the match gift campaign) which doesn't take long to turn into a secure supply of eggs and a rich source of protein.


Hen house supplies, feed, and training to raise healthy, productive chickens are included as part of your chicken gift.


While gender equality training is an important part of our programs, many women in sub-saharan Africa are still prevented from owning land. Fortunately, chickens take up little space so when you give chickens for Christmas you're giving a mom financial independence and the chance to lift her family out of poverty.


For just $25 you’ll be buying three chickens (doubled during the match gift campaign) that produce about 1,000 eggs each year allowing families to sell or trade the surplus for other food products.

buy charity chickens - Medina sits outside with her two grandchildren
buy charity chickens - Medina feeding her chickens in the chicken pen

Medina's Story

In a short space of time Medina (pictured) went from being a wife and grandmother to a widow and sole caretaker of her two young grandchildren. She could barely keep her grandsons fed or clothed.

Thanks to a donation of three chickens plus the training and ongoing support she receives, Medina's chickens have begun to lay eggs, which she sells at the local market to earn an income for her family.

This new income has been used to purchase food and clothing for the children, and to make small improvements to her house. It’s also meant that Medina has been able to keep her eldest grandson Alliy in school and she has been able to cover the costs of the supplies he needs.

How It Works


Buy Christmas Chickens here. We'll source them there

The charity chickens you purchase will be sourced locally, i.e. as close to the recipient as possible. This approach provides an extra boost to local economies while keeping transport costs to a minimum.


Send a Christmas Card to a Special Somebody

When you give chickens for Christmas they come with a FREE Printed, PDF or eCard, perfect for sending to a special somebody. Card designs include Christmas (pictured), chicken-themed, birthday, teacher, wedding plus many more. You can also buy chickens without selecting a card.

Give chickens for Christmas and receive a free Christmas card showing a smiling African girl and christmas decorations in the background

Pay & Instantly Receive a Tax Receipt

When you order charity chickens online you will immediately receive a charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. You can pay for your chicken donation using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or via PayPal. Canadian Feed The Children is a registered Canadian charity.

Why Canadian Feed The Children


We are proud to have been named one of the Charities of the Year 2016 by the Financial Post. We were among the first to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program and were awarded “Exemplar” status for 2014-2017 by the Voluntary Sector Reporting Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting Transparency.


PricewaterhouseCoopers independently audits our financials before being published each year, while our volunteer Board of Directors sets and exceeds the highest standards in governance. You can count on the highest standards when it comes to use and stewardship of your generous donation. For more information please download our latest Annual Report.

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment Options

You can purchase chickens online using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal. You can also buy charity chickens by calling 1-800-387-1221 between 9am – 5pm EST, Monday to Friday.

More Gifts that Empower Women


Fast to reproduce, hardy, and easy to care for, the gift of a goat gives a rural family a welcome form of nutrition as well as sustainable income.


Sheep provide rural families with a sustainable source of nutrition and income. Your gift includes feed and training on care and breeding.


Beekeeping training and start-up supplies yield tangible products (honey, wax), promote biodiversity, and aid in pollination for better crops.

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Canadian Feed The Children is a Canadian Registered Charity. Charitable Registration Number 118830983 RR0001