Box of Joy 2019 Impact

Thank you for putting your faith in action and giving a precious gift of hope to little ones who need it the most!

Box of Joy Recipients

75,797 Children in 7 Countries

Across the U.S., Catholic schools, parishes and other organizations served faithfully to help as many children as possible receive a Box of Joy! They smile because of you.

 – Belenda, 6 (Haiti)

“I love my doll. It is so pretty.” 

 – Luis Fernando, 7 (Guat.)

“I like the harmonica best because it sings!” 

 – Geyley, 12 (Guat.)

“I like my box very much. I like the purse best because I can put many things in it. It is very fashionable!” 

 – Dickson, 10 (Haiti)

“This car is for me? It is the best gift I have ever received!” 

Children Blessed in 2019

Box of Joy

You transformed lives with your generosity and compassion!

In 2019, your support for Box of Joy brought hope to children in developing countries, providing them memorable Christmas gifts and a much-needed reminder of God’s love.

Thank you for continuing to bring joy to impoverished children around the world! Each year, Christmas reminds us of the incredible gift we’ve been given through Christ, and in 2019 you responded by sharing his mercy with those in need. Thanks to you, more lives were blessed in 2019 than ever before.

Impact by Country

With support from Catholics around the world, children received toys, treats and basic essentials. They also received spiritual encouragement through friendly notes, prayer cards, rosary beads, biblical coloring books and The Story of Jesus!

Click on a country below to see how many children received joy in 2019!

Nature

Primary Partner: Caritas of the Diocese of Santa Rosa

Secondary Partners: Caritas of the Archdiocese of Guatemala City; Caritas Nacional

This was the sixth year ministering to Guatemalan children. The program has grown from reaching 2,693 children during the pilot year to 16,825 in 2019.

 

Nature

Primary Partner (Central Plateau): Kobonal Mission

Primary Partner (Southern): Pwoje Espwa Sud

This was the fifth year ministering to Haitian children. The program has grown from reaching 6,070 children in 2015 to 7,970 in 2019.

 

Nature

Primary Partner: Caritas Dominicana

Secondary Partner: Fe y Alegria (Jesuit of San Salvador)

This was the fourth year ministering to Dominican children. The program has grown from reaching 13,905 children in 2016 to 16,880 in 2019.

 

Nature

Primary Partner:  Rainbow Network

This was the third year ministering to Nicaraguan children. The program has grown from reaching 7,961 children in 2017 to 16,751 in 2019.

 

Nature

Primary Partner: Fe y Alegria of El Salvador

Secondary Partners: Caritas of the Archdiocese of San Salvador

This was the second year ministering to

El Salvadorian children via Box of Joy. The program has grown from serving 8,055 children in 2018 to 8,460 in 2019.

 

Nature

Primary Partner: Diocese of George’s-in- Grenada

This was Box of Joy’s first year ministering to children in Grenada. The program served 7,650 children in 2019.

 

Nature

Primary Partner: Archdiocese of Nassau

This was Box of Joy’s first year ministering to children in the Bahamas. The program served 1,261 children in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

 

The Bahamas

Primary Partner: Archdiocese of Nassau

This was Box of Joy’s first year ministering to children in the Bahamas. The program served 1,261 children in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

1,261 children in Granada were ministered to in 2019.

2019 Participation in the U.S.

Who sent Boxes of Joy

Thank You for Giving Joy!