At least half of the world’s population lacks access to essential medical care, and the extremely high cost of health services is pushing families around the world into poverty. Meanwhile, there are huge gaps in medical service availability and quality in the developing world, resulting in the rampant spread of disease and untimely deaths among all age groups.
Help God’s children become healthier and more self-sufficient when you come to the aid of Christian doctors, nurses and medical technicians in the countries we serve.
Basic medicines are essential to the work of Christian doctors and volunteers serving the destitute in developing countries. In many cases, they treat patients in villages so remote that even the most basic over-the-counter medical supplies — such as aspirin, bandages and disinfectant — are unavailable to those who desperately need them.
Essential pharmaceuticals and medical supplies are especially critical at times like these. While valuable medicines have been generously donated to Cross Catholic Outreach, we rely on friends like you to provide the funds for shipping and distributing these supplies to Catholic ministries overseas. This gift produces an incredible bang for the buck!
“They asked only one thing, that we remember the poor…” Galatians 2:10
Give monthly to support medical aid projects caring for the poor throughout the year.
The Cross Catholic Outreach Christmas Catalog makes it fun and easy to extend the joy of Christmas to the poor. Instead of being filled with retail items, the catalog contains meaningful gifts for some the world’s most impoverished families. Some are lifesaving items such as Basic Medicines or Hygiene Products, while others are large-scale projects such as Safe Homes or Clean Water. All gifts are sent on your behalf to grateful families in developing countries.
It’s easy to shop through the Cross Catholic Outreach Christmas Catalog. Simply browse through the categories and choose an item within your budget and close to your heart, such as Emergency Aid Blankets or Powdered Milk for Babies. Select and sponsor one or more of these gifts, and you’ll be making a meaningful impact on the life of a needy child or family overseas. It’s that simple!
Blessing the poor happens year-round. Some gifts in our Christmas Catalog are sourced locally, so there is no need to worry about international shipping. For items that require shipping, Cross Catholic Outreach works with partners in every country we serve to ensure Christmas Catalog gifts are delivered in a timely fashion.
Cross Catholic Outreach’s staff prays daily for friends of the ministry. Submit your special intentions.
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.
If you identify an aid project, 100% of the donation will be restricted to be used for that specific project. However, if more is raised for the project than needed, funds will be redirected to other urgent needs in the ministry.