Every Box of Joy contains the gift of a rosary that we pray will help children cultivate a love for God and prayer.
Around the world, more than 350 million children are facing extreme poverty, which often means they go to bed hungry (World Food Program USA). Without food, clean water and other vital necessities, the lives of these precious boys and girls are at risk — and so is their hope for a brighter future.
We know that every child is made in the image of God, and, as the Church, it is our duty to share the hope of Christ with little ones who are suffering! Your gift today will help provide food, water, housing and other essentials for children and families in need. It will also help us send the children personal rosaries, reminding them to call on Christ and our Blessed Mother.
Give now to provide relief and share the hope of our Catholic faith!
“I’ve never gotten a gift like this before!” Those were 9-year-old Alanda’s excited words when she received a Box of Joy® in the Dominican Republic. Among other items, Alanda’s box contained toys, useful items such as school supplies, and a special, blessed rosary.
When you donate today, you will bless families and children like Alanda in mind, body and soul — meeting their needs for help and ministering to their hearts through our Catholic ministry partners.
Provide practical support and help send a simple rosary to a child such as Alanda.
Every bead of the rosary is significant — and so is every child’s life. Because we believe each boy or girl is beloved by God, it is important for us to help them develop a stronger relationship with the Lord by providing them with opportunities for spiritual growth. Through Box of Joy and our other outreaches in developing nations, we put rosaries into the hands of precious children in need. Each rosary is blessed and includes basic “How to Pray the One-Decade Rosary” instructions in English, Haitian Creole and Spanish.
Click here to read “How to Pray the Decade Rosary,” a blog post by Father Dave Caron, O.P., that highlights the importance of sharing this scriptural prayer with children around the world.
CEO Jim Cavnar recently visited the Dominican Republic, where he personally met Alanda and many other children like her. He saw great poverty and need — but he also witnessed great faith nurtured by our in-country Catholic partners. Watch this clip from “EWTN News In Depth” to learn more about the inspiring work that friends like you are empowering.
Gifts like yours support feeding programs and send meals around the world. Feed hungry children and families with much-needed nourishment and the Gospel.
When you give to meet urgent needs, you provide essentials like clean water — delivering children from waterborne diseases and refreshing weary spirits with God’s love.
Your generosity can also build sturdy, stormproof homes for families currently living in shacks. Safe shelter upholds God-given dignity and strengthens faith.
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.
Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, 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.
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