Press Break

Florida Catholic Archdiocese of Miami

November 29, 2021 — In the poorest countries, mothers are turning to extreme measures because of the global hunger crisis. Some boil pots of rocks and water so their children can fall asleep imagining that they’ll have food in the morning.

Florida Catholic Archdiocese of Miami

November 24, 2021 — Parents, parishes and schools are always looking for ways to teach children the importance of helping others. But there’s nothing like teaching by example.

Angelus News a publication of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

November 15, 2021 — American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, Nov. 13, drew more than 500 volunteers to assemble and package about 120,000 dry meals that will be shipped to families in need in Guatemala.

Dominican Life USA

November 10, 2021 — The Barry University Health and Sports Center was alive with activity on November 8, 2021, as students and employees raced to prepare 40,000 food packs, most bound for Haiti, in only four hours.

ABC 7 News WSVN Miami

November 9, 2021 — Barry University put on a big effort to battle hunger.

NBC 6 Miami | South Florida

November 8, 2021 — Students at Barry University lent a helping hand to get food over to Haiti. NBC 6’s Marcine Joseph spoke to the students making a difference.

Detroit Catholic

October 11, 2021 — Over 110 students, 9 staff, and 2 faculty members from Madonna University participated in an engaging food packing event as part of the 4th Annual Franciscan Day of Service Day to perform the corporal work of mercy, feed the hungry. Together, about 40,000 meals were packed for those less fortunate brothers and sisters in Guatemala.

Florida Catholic

May 31, 2021 — Some 111 volunteers met at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School in Delray Beach to pack 40,176 meals, which will be shipped to Cross Catholic Outreach partners in Guatemala and distributed to the hungry there.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

May 11, 2021 — Some 600 volunteers comprised of students, staff and volunteers met at Reckling Gymnasium to pack 100,000 meals, which will be shipped to Cross Catholic Outreach partners in Haiti and distributed to the hungry there.

Diocese of Palm Beach

February 16, 2021 — Thanks to the leadership of the parish’s Women’s Guild and the collaboration of various parish ministries, The Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in the Diocese of Palm Beach was able to bless 500 children in developing countries with Christmas gift boxes through the Box of Joy ministry at Cross Catholic Outreach.

The Diocese of Bridgeport

December 2020 — Amidst the worldwide pandemic, when building community and creating awareness of serving others seem to be more important than ever, many of the faithful from the Diocese of Bridgeport are reaching across the globe to provide what all children want at Christmas: special gifts and the knowledge that someone loves them.

The Superior Catholic Herald

December 25, 2020 — In preparation for Christmas, parishioners from Holy Rosary, Medford, picked up, filled and returned 129 Boxes of Joy.

The Arlington Catholic Herald

December 22, 2020 — Young people and families from parishes, schools and youth groups across the diocese helped spread Christmas joy this year with a hands-on project in which they learned about charity and the church’s humanitarian work overseas.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich

December 9, 2020 — Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. In Catholic elementary and high school, we decorated our classrooms, prepared for our Christmas pageant, and made Christmas cards for veterans and our elderly community.

St. Louis Review

October 30, 2020 — Troop’s project aims to share God’s love with others. High school freshman Lauren Morris picked the Box of Joy project for her American Heritage Girls troop at Immaculate Conception Parish in Dardenne Prairie, where she is project leader.

St. Louis Review

October 30, 2020 — In the Diocese of Charleston, S.C., Box of Joy Drop-Off Center locations are available at St. Gregory the Great School in Bluffton, 843-816-2241; St. Andrew Church in Myrtle Beach, 843-283-4445; and St. Anne School in Rock Hill, 803-324-4814.

The Tablet

October 29, 2020 — U.S. Catholic parishes, schools and groups have been collecting items since the fall to share Christmas joy in small packages for children in poverty-stricken nations and will deliver the gift boxes to local drop-off centers during Box of Joy Week, Nov. 7-15.

Our Sunday Visitor

October 28, 2020 — U.S. Catholic parishes, schools and groups have been collecting items since the fall to share Christmas joy in small packages for children in poverty-stricken nations and will deliver the gift boxes to local drop-off centers during Box of Joy Week, Nov. 7-15.

Bangor Daily News

Holy Spirit Parish (St. Martha Church, Kennebunk; St. Mary Church, Wells; All Saints Church, Ogunquit) will participate in a program that helps provide shoeboxes full of gifts to mission children in South America who have never received Christmas presents before.