Project Catalog

Kids & Education

In developing countries, families struggle to make ends meet, leaving them with few if any resources to invest in their children’s future. Education is sacrificed so their children can have food to eat today. Your generous support can save a family from having to make this terrible choice.

During the 2023 fiscal year, we blessed 4,692 students with scholarships to help them pursue their dreams. We also funded five orphan center feeding programs and provided school meals for thousands of children.

For working parents caught in a cycle of poverty, situations like this are tragically common. Work is difficult to find, and the poor must do whatever they can to earn a living wage. When a job requires it, a son or daughter may need to be left at home alone, even if that decision puts the child at risk. These poor parents simply have no other way to make ends meet.

Cross Catholic Outreach wants to bless these families materially and spiritually, so we are partnering with a strong Catholic mission in the area. El Carmelo Day Care and Feeding Center is perfectly poised to support working parents and help the area’s elderly.

With your help, the center can implement their plans to provide daycare and meals for children, along with food baskets for the vulnerable elderly.

Your gift will rescue children and the elderly from a life of despair — and share the blessed hope of Jesus. Please give generously today!

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Vulnerable Children in Mozambique – CPS OVC Support

Your support will bless vulnerable children, orphans, the elderly and the blind with meals, academic support, clothes, hygiene products and more.
Young students in a classroom at Baraka Catholic Kindergarten.
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Education in Kenya – Baraka Catholic Kindergarten

Give a Kenyan child the gift of delicious and sustaining meals.
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Women Empowerment Center

Help empower vulnerable Ethiopian families and provide medical aid to 170 marginalized children with special needs.
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Education in Mexico – Tlahuac Teacher’s Salaries

Provide Catholic education for girls in a dangerous section of Mexico City.
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Food in Peru – Jesuits of Peru

Your support sends nutritious Vitafood to hungry students and vulnerable people through the Jesuits of Peru.
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Food in Mexico – Tláhuac Home for Girls

Your support will restore health and hope by feeding 60 young girls who are suffering from crippling poverty, malnutrition — and even abuse.
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Agriculture in Dominican Republic – Batey Relief Alliance Agriculture

Your support will empower impoverished mothers to start small agricultural businesses so they can earn an income and properly care for their children.
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Education in Belize – Toledo High School Support

Provide a path out of poverty for disadvantaged students in Belize.
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Education in Haiti – Marie Louise Bayle Center

Nourish the lives and souls of children with food and a Catholic education.
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Health Care in Haiti – Diocese of Jeremie Women’s Health Program

Give the much-needed love, hope and health care access to impoverished women.
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Health Care in Ethiopia – St. Gabriel Health Center

Protect the health of pregnant Ethiopian women and their babies.
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Health Care in Zambia – St. Joseph Health Center

Help build a birthing center for expectant mothers.

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Most Urgent Needs Around the World

Transform the lives of the poor by meeting their most urgent needs. Your gift can support critical ongoing programs or provide lifesaving supplies such as food or medicine when disasters strike. Be an answer to prayer. Make a gift today!

Give in Honor of a Loved One

Make a gift in honor of a friend or family member! It’s an easy way to raise awareness of the Church’s work while making a difference in the lives of the poor. Once you complete the checkout process, let your honoree know about your gift by sending a printed certificate or e-card.

What Is Your Legacy Mission?

When you include Cross Catholic as a beneficiary in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy, you will make a difference for poor communities by meeting both material and spiritual needs for generations to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Cross Catholic Outreach Project Catalog makes it easy to support the world poverty relief and development efforts dearest to your heart. You can fund an individual project — such as one providing Food or Housing— in a specific country, or you can give to one of our various general funds. All listed projects are those we have committed to funding during our current fiscal year.
It’s easy to shop through the Cross Catholic Outreach Project Catalog. Simply browse the categories and choose an item within your budget and close to your heart, such a Women-Owned Farms in Haiti or Powdered Milk for Children. Select and sponsor one or more of these gifts, and you’ll make a meaningful impact on the life of a needy child or family. It’s that simple!

Absolutely! Once you select your items, you’ll be given the option of sending an e-card or printing a customizable certificate. This is a meaningful way to share Christ’s love with others while also honoring friends and family.

We are a Catholic ministry that partners with bishops, priests, religious and lay workers to provide food, water & health, housing, kids & education, women & girls, disaster relief, farming & loans opportunities and the love of our Lord Jesus Christ to the poor and vulnerable in over 30 countries around the world.

We meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted for the specific project for which they are raised, along with the fundraising and administrative expenses of that project. For each dollar you earmark for a specific project, about 83 cents goes directly to the project, while the remaining 17 cents goes to fundraising and administrative expenses for that project. Out of the combined total of all cash and material goods donated to Cross Catholic Outreach in a typical year, about 95% goes directly to programs that help the poor and vulnerable.

Donations from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for this project incurred through June 30, 2025, 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.