Impact Report

Twenty Years of Delivering Help and Hope!

Thanks to your support, we have successfully provided food, water, medicine, safe shelter and other critical resources to needy families in the developing world for two decades. Integrity and excellence in stewardship are core values in our ministry, so from the beginning, we made our accountability to you a priority.

Mary (pictured above) received an education scholarship in Kenya. This example is one of many highlighted in our report on how your generosity has blessed lives, families and communities.

Building Homes for Guatemala’s Poor
You’re helping transform lives in the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima

Tragically, many Guatemalan children grow up in unsafe, unsanitary shelters. Entire communities are made up of crumbling shacks, cobbled together with sticks, scrap metal and bits of plastic. In partnership with Father Raúl Monterroso, we’re on a mission to transform these homes and bless these struggling families. Powered by your deep generosity, we’ve worked closely with Fr. Raúl to build 80 solid, cement-block homes to benefit 552 impoverished people with extreme housing needs. More houses are planned for construction in 2022.

Commenting on how the Lord has moved U.S. Catholics like you to transform lives in Guatemala, Fr. Raúl said, “For me, faith and hope represent believing in something much more beautiful, in a God who will never abandon us, a God who is always by our side and who changes our hearts.”

God bless you for being an instrument of God’s love. You have made a profound difference in Guatemala and other countries like Nicaragua, the Philippines and Haiti, bringing peace and security to some of the poorest families!

Now Is Your Chance to Transform Even More Lives!

Join our monthly giving today and make a big impact.

Helping Disaster Survivors in Haiti

Your generosity brought relief after the recent earthquake and tropical storm.

Your compassion keeps hope alive for Haiti’s poor in the wake of disaster.

You helped us respond without delay to the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti on August 14. Thousands in the Sud, Grand’Anse and Nippes departments lost everything in the massive temblor — and just two days later, Tropical Storm Grace tore through the same hard-hit communities with heavy rain, flash floods and mudslides. The terrible storm destroyed crops — and many families’ only source of income — during the peak of the harvest season.

Your compassionate response after this double disaster allowed us to rush medicines and medical supplies, tents and tarps, hygiene products, food and personal protective equipment to Haiti. We also repurposed, shipped or procured 18 containers of food, disaster relief supplies, roofing materials and beds — with an approximate value of $2.1 million to help survivors.

About 2,400 pounds of medicine and medical supplies were airlifted to the Diocese of Jeremie, Haiti.

Our Haiti Disaster Relief Plan

Cross Catholic Outreach partners with an extensive network of priests and religious and lay workers in Haiti that are ready to meet critical needs, especially in hard-hit communities like Aquin and the surrounding rural area.

Our 3-2-1 disaster relief plan addresses survivors’ most pressing needs first and outlines our long-term commitment to Haiti.

(3) ADDRESS IMMEDIATE NEEDS

2 million meals to feed vulnerable children & families.

Deliver medicines to treat the injured & sick.

Meet survival needs by securing tarps, blankets & more.

(2) REPAIR LIVES

Continue feeding families in need.

Support 59 rural health clinics with medicines.

(1) REBUILD HOMES

Build safe homes in rural farming villages.

2 million meals to feed vulnerable children & families.

Deliver medicines to treat the injured & sick.

Meet survival needs by securing tarps, blankets & more.

Continue feeding families in need.

Support 59 rural health clinics with medicines.

Build safe homes in rural farming villages.

Make a Greater Impact

Feed precious lives all year long with a small monthly gift.
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That's 1,200, 2,000 or 2,800 meals each year!

Food for the Hungry Around the World

Your generosity delivers Vitafood — and hope!

To a mother like Virginia Astohuaman in Lima, Peru, the gift of Vitafood — a fortified rice or lentil product formulated to counter malnutrition — is a miracle. Virginia is the primary breadwinner for her family, but she makes only a meager income selling candy on the street. Virginia is also a full-time caretaker for her daughter, who has cerebral palsy. Life has been even more difficult since COVID-19 hit and without the gift of Vitafood, this mother and daughter would be in trouble.

The Vitafood Virginia counts on is donated to us by respected aid organizations, but we must provide funds to ship and distribute it overseas. Your generous giving makes that possible and brings hope to Virginia and others in Peru, as well as to Haiti, Guatemala, Malawi and other developing countries.

Your compassion is helping fight hunger and feeding countless children and families in need!

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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.

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2022, 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.