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


According to recent U.N. surveys, an estimated 100 million men, women and children are homeless around the world, and at least 1.6 billion suffer for lack of adequate housing. That’s why we partner with Catholic ministries in developing countries that construct safe and secure homes for families in need. Join us this Lenten season to further this work of mercy. Together we can build sturdy, sustainable homes in impoverished communities and support the spiritual development of families through the love of Jesus Christ.

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Where: Worldwide

Safe Homes

Provide a Safe Place to Live for Poor Families


Nothing brings more hope to a family than having a safe and sturdy home. Sadly, many families around the world are forced to live in dirt-floored shelters fashioned from mud, scrap wood, plastic sheeting and other discards. Your gift will help replace those unsanitary homes with safe new houses that typically include a solid foundation and cement-block walls that can withstand harsh weather. Some homes are also wired for electricity and include a sanitary latrine and an exterior washbasin.

To learn more about how safe and dignified housing transforms lives, watch this video.

Choose a Blessing!

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Give in Honor of a Loved One

You can make a gift in honor of a friend or family member. Cross Catholic Outreach’s Easter Catalog is a fun and easy way to give alms this holy season. Once you complete the checkout process, let your honoree know by sending a printed certificate or e-card.

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Giving Monthly Makes the Greatest Impact

Our Easter Catalog makes it easy for you to send a meaningful gift to someone who desperately needs a miracle of help and hope. Small monthly gifts play a big role in providing regular support to the poor and vulnerable all year long. When you become a monthly donor, you will receive a prayer journal handmade by those we serve in Haiti!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Cross Catholic Outreach Easter Catalog makes it fun and easy to give alms during the holy season of Lent and ensuring those donations will have a major impact on the lives of the poor. Instead of being filled with retail items, the catalog contains meaningful gifts for some of the world’s most impoverished families. There are so many ways to help! Some gifts are lifesaving items such as Food or Clean Water. Others make an investment in families, such as Safe Homes or Kids & Education. All will be a wonderful blessing to families desperate for help and in need of hope!

It’s easy to shop through the Cross Catholic Outreach Easter Catalog. Browse through the categories and choose an item within your budget and close to your heart, such as Women-Owned Farms or preventing human trafficking. 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!

During Lent, Catholics around the world pray, fast and give alms for our brothers and sisters in need. Small sacrifices are just one of the ways that we can follow Jesus’ example of giving his life on the cross to accomplish God’s plan of redemption. When we give alms, we bless the poor, we obey God’s command to care for them, and express our gratitude for the gift of salvation!

Absolutely! Once you select your items, you’ll be given the option of sending an e-card or printing a customizable certificate. These Easter blessings are a fun way to share Christ’s love with others and honor friends and family.

Donations from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for the Easter Catalog incurred through June 30, 2023, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than are needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.