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Spirit Mornings on Spirit Catholic Radio

November 27, 2023 — We have a great person to talk to today. Jim Cavnar, co-founder and CEO of Cross Catholic Outreach. We want to talk about Box of Joy. We’ve had the pleasure of doing this every year.


November 25, 2023 — The dad of three joins Cross Catholic Outreach’s “Box of Joy” ministry to bring gifts, and a lot of joy, to youngsters this Christmas.

The Goshen News

November 24, 2023 — The Stuff the Boxes event held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Nov. 10 had a three-fold purpose — to fill Boxes of Joy shoeboxes for Cross Catholic Outreach to distribute to children overseas, to have a fun parish fellowship event and a means to bring the English- and Spanish-speaking parishioners together.

Jersey Catholic – The News Site of The Archdiocese of Newark

November 22, 2023 — As Thanksgiving approaches, students from various Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Newark are embodying the spirit of gratitude and giving back to their communities through a range of charitable initiatives.

FLORIDA Catholic – Palm Beach Diocese

November 22, 2023 — Cross Catholic Outreach sponsored an event Nov. 11, 2023, in support of efforts to make clean water available to people in Kenya, East Africa, by building solar-powered wells.

Catholic Mom

November 21, 2023 — Lisa M. Hendey describes the second day of her exciting journey to the Dominican Republic to see up close the work of the Church being done globally.

ChurchPOP, an International News Outlet of EWTN

November 20, 2023 — David Henrie, formerly known as Justin Russo on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” alongside Selena Gomez, is the newest ambassador for Cross Catholic Outreach’s “Box of Joy” ministry!

Our Sunday Visitor – Make Your Christmas Lists!

November 17, 2023 — Help Cross Catholic Outreach spread Christmas joy to needy children with a Box of Joy.

The Catholic Compass – The Magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

November 12, 2023 — Thousands of children and families in developing countries will not go to bed hungry thanks to volunteers in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Read the article on pages 6 and 7.

Leelanau Enterprise

November 8, 2023 — St. Mary students are participating in a gift ministry facilitated by Cross Catholic Outreach in Florida.

The Company of Charity – A Podcast of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul

November 7, 2023 — The Company of Charity – A Podcast of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul

Catholic Faith Network – CFN Live

October 27, 2023 — Cross Catholic Outreach is gearing up for the holiday season ready to bless underprivileged children around the world each with a Box of Joy. We are joined by the President of Cross Catholic Outreach Michele Sagarino to tell us more.

The Catholic Post – The newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois

October 26, 2023 — Contacted on the tractor while she was helping with the harvest “if it doesn’t rain,” Box of Joy organizer Tina Windish of St. Joseph Parish, Brimfield, said she is hoping for a different kind of bumper crop come November. From Nov. 4-12, she would welcome a “rain” of shoebox-sized boxes with gifts for some of the world’s poorest children.

Guadalupe Radio

October 23, 2023 — My guest on the phone with me is Michele Sagarino who will share about Cross Catholic Outreach and Box of Joy.

Our Sunday Visitor

October 21, 2023 — Ten years ago, 4-year-old Dolce Maria was the first child in her community in Guatemala to receive a Box of Joy from Cross Catholic Outreach.