Our Impact Around the Globe

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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 2020, 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

Happy family

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


The ministry expands into Africa and Southeast Asia.

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The ministry’s reach extends to Latin America.


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

Box of Joy

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


All-time total aid distributed to the poor reaches an impact of $3.4 billion.

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

Change Even More Lives

Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers our ministry to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects across the world.

Become a monthly donor today and experience the joy of impacting lives every month.

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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.