The Box of Joy ministry provides schools, parishes, organizations, and families with a unique opportunity to participate in a simple and tangible work of mercy.
By sending Boxes of Joy – filled with toys, clothing, school supplies, a rosary and the Story of Jesus – your group can demonstrate Christ’s compassion to poor children in developing countries.
Your group chooses a Project Leader, any adult who is excited about mobilizing Christmas joy! The Project Leader registers the group, noting the number of children the group wants to bless with Boxes of Joy.
The Project Leader will receive a Project Leader Kit from Cross Catholic Outreach. Each kit includes Box of Joy materials for the group and COVID-19 guidelines for a safe and successful faith-in-action activity.
Project Leaders and their groups shop following local guidelines, for children’s gifts and pack the Boxes of Joy. Each group member includes a $9 donation in each box to cover the cost of shipping and to support the priests and nuns ministering to these children.
Shipping: Our staff is preparing for any adjustments that may need to be made in light of the unfolding situation. We can continue spreading the joy of the Gospel and distributing Boxes of Joy internationally in a safe manner by following local guidelines in each destination country.
Box of Joy Week is Nov. 7-15. All Box of Joy group members bring their Boxes of Joy to the group’s meeting place while following the COVID-19 guidelines that were provided to each Project Leader.
The Project Leader delivers the Boxes of Joy to your local Drop-Off Center. Our interactive map (available soon) shows the locations of all Drop-Off Centers.
Our interactive map (available soon) shows the locations of all Drop-Off Centers. Each location will be following COVID-19 precautionary measures to ensure your safety. Contact your local Drop-Off Center to see whether an appointment is required.
The Boxes of Joy are shipped to the children in greatest need around the world. In 2019, Box of Joy participants blessed over 75,797 children in seven countries.