Bless Children with a Box of Joy

Church and School Outreach

Engage your parish and school with faith-in-action opportunities

Take the Gospel “to the ends of the earth” while ministering to the physical needs of the poor. Get your faith formation or ministries teams involved in one of our many campaigns to bring dignity, safety and life-saving aid to our brothers and sisters in Christ.

“Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit.” – Pope Francis

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LENT A young girl carries a bucket of water. Learn More
FOOD PACKING EVENTS Join the movement to feed the hungry through the love of Christ. Learn More

Our History

Cross International Catholic Outreach becomes a 501(c)(3) organization and begins providing safe housing.

The ministry expands into Africa and Southeast Asia.

Cross Catholic Outreach expands it’s ministry in South America

Cross International Catholic Outreach officially changes its name to Cross Catholic Outreach.

Box of Joy begins reaching thousands of poor children at Christmas.

Cross Catholic Outreach celebrates 20 years of blessing the poor.


Since its inception, Cross Catholic Outreach has received the endorsement of more than 150 U.S. bishops, archbishops and cardinals.

Our Global Impact

We currently serve the poor in more than 30 countries around the world through partnerships with bishops, priests, and religious and lay workers.

Box of Joy is a ministry of Cross Catholic Outreach.