Delivering food, shelter and hope to the poorest of the poor.

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"Let's spread joy, one box at a time!"

- David Henrie, Box of Joy Ambassador

Tell a child “God loves you, and so do I!” with a Box of Joy.

More about David Henrie

David Henrie, best known for playing Justin Russo on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place and Luke Mosby in How I Met Your Mother, is committed to bringing the hope of Christmas to children around the world.

David has been married to his wife Maria since 2017, and together, they have three children. He is committed to his Catholic faith and thrilled to be partnering with Box of Joy to bring the hope of Christmas to children around the world.

“I couldn’t be more honored and excited to begin this journey around the world with Cross Catholic Outreach to help the poor and provide them with Box of Joy gifts,” Henrie said. “During these difficult times, it’s easy to forget about those who need us the most, in particular the poor and their affected communities. The call to help the poor and provide them with joy is a universal one united around love of neighbor. Providing an impoverished child with a Box of Joy is a reminder of the ultimate gift we have been given — that of God’s love. It’s my hope that you and many more will answer the call and join me this holiday season in encouraging your family and friends to donate a Box of Joy.”

Stories of Joy

A girl holds her Box of Joy and smiles.

alanda, dominican republic

“I’ve never gotten a gift like this before!”

A boy in a striped shirt plays the harmonica.

Luis Fernando, Guatemala

“I like the harmonica best because it sings!”

A girl smiles while holding her opened Box of Joy.

Coral, Dominican Republic

“Thank you very much for sending this gift not only to me but to a lot of other children who need them.”

A boy smiles while holding up a toy car and his Box of Joy.

Dickson, Haiti

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

Read more about Box of Joy’s impact in 2022.

Cross Catholic Outreach is a Catholic Ministry

that partners with bishops, priests, religious and lay workers to provide foodwater, housingeducationorphan supportmedical care, microenterprise and disaster relief — and the love of our Lord Jesus Christ — to the poorest of the poor in over 30 countries around the world.

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s 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.