Bless Children Around the World

2024 Box of Joy group sign-ups are now open! Mobilize your parish, school, or group to spread joy to children living in poverty.

Box of Joy provides schools, parishes, organizations, and families with an inspiring opportunity to send gifts to The Dominican Republic, Guatemala and other developing countries.

A Box of Joy is a Christmas shoebox that is donated and packed with toys, clothing, school supplies and other treasured items by U.S. parishes, schools and groups. Each child who receives a Box of Joy also receives a rosary and a booklet in their own language that tells The Story of Jesus. Box of Joy provides hope to children in need, each gift represents Christ’s love, and may be the only Christmas gift they receive.

We Guide You Every Step of the Way


Register Your Group

Tell us how many boxes your group wants to put together. We’ll send your group leader a Project Leader Kit with information and instructions.


A box of gifts

Go Shopping

Get your group together to fill up your boxes using our gift list guide.


Drop Off Your Boxes

For each box packed, please donate $9 to provide aid to the ministry partners in the child’s community and cover overseas shipping.

A message from Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop of San Francisco

Got Questions?

Check out our FAQ page to learn more about Box of Joy and how it works

You Have Helped Give Joy and Deliver

646,163 Box of Joy Gifts to Children Around the World!

Registration for 2024 Group Sign Up is Now Open!

Do something special for children in need. Register your group and we’ll help you from there!