Our Impact Around the Globe

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- 2021 -

32

Countries
served

318

Projects
Supported

4.62%

expenses used for overhead costs

$334

million
total aid

Your donations are the driving force behind our multifaceted mission. In our effort to meet urgent material needs and provide spiritual blessings to poor families around the world, we view these gifts as a precious resource from God that we must handle with care and accountability.

In developing countries around the globe, devoted Catholic priests, sisters and lay missionaries are eager to help the poor, but few have the financial resources they need to achieve their goals. Your gifts through Cross Catholic Outreach are sent directly to these devoted ministers of the Gospel.

Select any of the aid categories above to learn more about the transformative impact that U.S. Catholics made through Cross Catholic Outreach in 2021, and read about specific ministry projects that are blessing lives around the world and domestically. God is blessing the poor through your gifts!

Our Finances & Accountabilty

At Cross Catholic Outreach, we meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted to the specific project for which they are raised. In the rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs. Learn More.

Fundraising & Administrative Expenses 4.62%
More than 95 percent of all organizational expenses, including donated goods, went directly to programs that help the poor.
Audited Financials FY2021

Our History & Values

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.

We mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Become a Cross Mission Partner Today

Join our monthly giving club and receive this prayer journal, handmade by those we serve in Haiti!

Use it for reflections and notes to grow in your spiritual life. You’ll also receive a prayer request form to mail back so that we can pray for your needs. In effect, this creates a spiritual bridge to connect you to our sisters and brothers in Christ in the developing world!

Cross Mission Partners also receive a semiannual Mission Update with news, insights and information about the good work and accomplishments made possible by your support.

* Every dollar helps us bless the least of our brothers and sisters throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Mexico & Central America and South America.

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