Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Box of Joy and how you can bless children.

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Register your group by filling out this form.

We will send you the number of boxes you wish to fill, as well as instructions on how to fill them and where to take them when you’re finished. For gift ideas, click here.  For more information on Drop-off Centers, click here.
There are a variety of ways you can fill your Boxes of Joy with items children will love. Click here to see what we’re looking for.

After you’ve finished filling up your Boxes of Joy, you will deliver them to your nearest Drop-off Center during Box of Joy Week (Nov 5-13, 2022). Click here to find a location. If there is not a Drop-off Center nearby, you may ship your Boxes of Joy to our National Screening Center. Email to ask for the address and details.

Unfortunately, it is not possible for you to select the destination country for your Boxes of Joy.  However, you can select the gender and age range of the children you want to bless.

We know that many parishes and Catholic schools have existing ministry partnerships with excellent missions and missionaries in various countries. However, Cross Catholic Outreach already has an extensive network of trusted Catholic ministry partners in over 44 countries, and we work in long-term partnership with them.

Yes! Click here to learn more about helping as a Drop-Off Center volunteer.

Yes. You can individually “purchase” any number of Boxes of Joy. This means you cover the cost for us to pack them and ship them. Click here to learn more.

Most groups participate in the Box of Joy ministry during the months of October and early November, but you can do it any time of year.  If you want to participate “off-season,” send an email to and tell us the dates you would like to participate.  We will contact you to discuss details and send your supplies at the appropriate time.
If you miss Box of Joy Week, you may ship your Box of Joy to the National Screening Center. Email to ask for the address and details.

Last year, thanks to the generosity of people like you, Box of Joy blessed


children in 7 countries

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Registration for 2022 group sign up is now open!

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

This Christmas, share the gift of joy

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