While U.S. children make wish lists of new toys for Christmas day, their counterparts in developing countries are never so bold. Impoverished parents struggle to feed and clothe their children. They have little left for luxuries like toys. Even orphanages typically go without at Christmas. Most strive to make efficient use of charity funding in order to meet children’s daily needs, so they go years without purchasing a toy.
Poor children commonly make toys out of scraps — empty beverage bottles, discarded metal, a cardboard box. These children wish for just one gift — what you send will be treasured!
Gift giving is a meaningful part of Christmas, but sadly, severe poverty deprives many children of this simple joy. By sending a Box of Joy — filled with toys, clothing, school supplies, a rosary and the Story of Jesus — you can demonstrate Christ’s compassion to an impoverished child who may never before have received a Christmas gift.
CHOOSE YOUR MIRACLE GIFT
Thank You for Sending a Christmas Gift to a Family in Need
Cross Catholic Outreach
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.
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 of the world’s most impoverished families. Some gifts are lifesaving items such as Basic Medicines or Hygiene Products, while others are large 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 Children. Select and sponsor one or more of these gifts, and you’ll make 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.
Donations from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for the Christmas Catalog incurred through June 30, 2023, 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.