Homes for Christmas

You transformed lives with your generosity and compassion during Advent!

Last Advent, you blessed needy families that lived in unsafe, unsanitary conditions by helping to construct new, safe houses and renovate existing homes. Your generosity, in conjunction with Catholics across the U.S., helped Kobonal Haiti Mission build 60 new houses, moving vulnerable families out of makeshift shacks and into safe concrete homes.

To date, 33 houses have already been completed. The remaining 27 houses will be completed over the next several months. Your generosity is also empowering the Mission to renovate 60 houses in need of repair.

Altogether, 255 adults and 585 children will be blessed by this project — thank you for changing their lives!

Our Partner:

The Kobonal Haiti Mission

Our Partner: The Kobonal Haiti Mission

When you joined Cross Catholic Outreach’s Advent ministry, you empowered one of our most trusted ministry partners — the Kobonal Haiti Mission.

This ministry was founded by Father Glenn Meaux 30 years ago to serve and evangelize a rural community plagued by poverty and spiritual darkness. The Mission has built hundreds of homes for desperately poor families throughout the diocese.

Meet Miyotte’s Family

Miyotte Meus and her husband Joachim have faced many hardships throughout their lives. But despite it all, they continued to put their trust in God. The church was their place of refuge, and worship carried them through their toughest years. Their children were baptized and received First Communion at the nearby parish of Kolladere, and the family attended Mass faithfully. They relied on Christ to provide for their needs and help them make it through another day.

Thanks to you , this beautiful family and others like them have a safe and secure place to call home!

Meet the Vieux Family

Jacques, his wife, Rosenie, Rosenie’s elderly mother and their eight children live crowded together in a mud-and stick shack. They’re just one of the thousands of families in desperate need of safe shelter. This family will be one of the beneficiaries of your love and generosity.

Jacques works hard to support his family as the village policeman and a subsistence farmer, but he barely has enough funds to cover the cost of food for his growing family.

What Your Donation Helped Fund

While every gift amount is valued and deeply appreciated, it costs about $6,981 to put a family in a sturdy, four-room concrete house with a solid cement foundation and a strong galvanized steel roof.

These houses include a small solar panel that provides indoor electricity. In addition to new construction, the Mission also helps local families with home repairs. These repairs cost an average of $776 per house.

Your Gift is Changing Lives!

The Mission got right to work—33 houses have already been constructed. Only 27 more to go!

60 families with homes most in need of repair have been identified. Repairs have already been completed on three homes.

Your act of mercy toward Haiti’s poor demonstrates the tangible love of Christ among the members of his body.

Help and Hope Beyond Housing

The holistic ministry of Kobonal Haiti Mission accomplished incredible things in 2019.

Kobonal’s feeding program provided staple items such as corn, beans and cooking oil for 250 at-risk families.

The Mission drilled its 30th well, providing abundant supply of clean water for families that drank from contaminated sources.

The Mission’s two primary schools provided 1,240 students with a high-quality Catholic education!

At the heart of all its programs, Kobonal Haiti Mission seeks to form the next generation of Catholics in Haiti.

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Thank You for Building Them Up

We cannot thank you enough for your participation in the Homes for Christmas Advent outreach. Your parish’s generosity will ultimately construct 60 new homes and repair 60 others, completely transforming the lives of 120 families. Thank you for allowing a new and glorious hope to break forth in Kobonal!

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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.

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Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures to provide clean water incurred through June 30, 2020, the close of our ministry’s new fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.

Your Gift is Changing Lives!

The Mission got right to work—33 houses have already been constructed. Only 27 more to go!

60 families with homes most in need of repair have been identified. Repairs have already been completed on three homes.

Your act of mercy toward Haiti’s poor demonstrates the tangible love of Christ among the members of his body.

Cross Catholic Outreach

Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.