Help Ukraine and Eastern Europe

Families are in desperate need of material and spiritual aid

The war in Ukraine continues to evolve, and millions of families have fled their homes and communities in a desperate attempt to survive. More than half of these displaced families include children and the elderly, and as they seek shelter many worry many worry if they will have enough food and water — or a safe place to sleep. 

With your help, Cross Catholic Outreach will rush food, water, sanitary kits, ambulances and other relief where it is needed most. Your generosity will empower a network of Catholic partners, including Cardinal Konrad Krajewski of the Dicastery for the Service of Charity and those working at shelters the Ukrainian communities of Lutsk, Struga and Nowa Uszyca.

Join us now in this important outreach. You can relieve the fears of Ukraine’s families and show them God’s love in this crisis.

Vatican Cardinal Shares Pope’s Blessing for Ukraine Aid

Pope Francis has imparted a special Apostolic Blessing for Cross Catholic Outreach and its supporters in recognition of the ministry’s support of Ukraine’s children and families.

In a letter from the Vatican, Cardinal Krajewski wrote:

“I carry with this venerable gift the thanks of Pope Francis himself for this concrete support of his pastoral initiative and [the Holy Father] imparts to your ministry a special Apostolic Blessing for grace and divine consolation that from his heart he imparts to you and all the staff of Cross Catholic Outreach.”

Your support will extend the Holy Father’s blessing as we work together to lift up Ukraine’s families.

Empower our bold network of Catholic partners to serve Ukraine’s families

The Impact of Your Generosity

Cross Catholic Outreach supporters are making an incredible impact in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Join us today to help the Church make an even bigger difference for families in need.

Update from the Field

Cross Catholic Outreach supporters feed Ukraine’s families

Thanks to faithful friends like you, Cross Catholic Outreach is filling hungry stomachs with 816,480 Vitafood meals, scientifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of the malnourished. These protein-rich meal packs are being prepared for distribution to Ukraine’s refugees and their families through church feeding programs, food pantries and other trusted local partners.

Tragically, the war in Ukraine has also worsened hunger elsewhere in the world, and hundreds of millions of people are now struggling with food insecurity.

Many developing countries in Asia and Africa depend on Ukraine’s exports of wheat, corn and sunflower oil — including Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Ethiopia. While grain exports have resumed, the UN warns the world’s most vulnerable people face a difficult recovery. Learn more about how you can help.

Our Partners in Ukraine and Eastern Europe

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski — Dicastery for the Service of Charity

As the Papal Almoner, Cardinal Krajewski has boldly crossed into Ukraine several times since the war broke out to serve families in need. He has also personally delivered ambulances to hospitals in Ukraine in the name of the Holy Father and concelebrated Mass on Easter Sunday in the Cathedral in Kyiv.

Your support will empower Cardinal Krajewski and the Dicastery for the Service of Charity to continue providing relief — including generators, clothing and food — to families in Ukraine and refugees who have fled the country.

Caritas in Veritate

This global confederation of Catholic institutions is dedicated to bringing “charity in truth” by serving the world’s poor wherever they face discrimination. Right now, Caritas in Veritate has an active presence in Ukraine at three centers serving internally displaced children and families.

Your help will continue to provide much-needed food, water and spiritual support for Ukrainian families who have fled their homes.

Archdiocese of Przemyśl, Poland

The archdiocese is located near the Ukrainian border and is focused on the care and resettlement of refugees. Thanks to friends like you, its receiving centers have welcomed more than 950 refugees — but many more need your help.

Your gift will empower the archdiocese to continue offering refugees food, shelter and trauma therapy while local partners help families secure living arrangements, employment and school for children.

Stand with the Church. Stand with Ukraine.

Catholic Aid for the Poor and Vulnerable

Cross Catholic Outreach is an official Catholic ministry. We have a long history of standing with the Church to defend the world’s most vulnerable people during times of turmoil.

Our outreaches to the poor have included building homes in Haiti after its 2010 and 2021 earthquakes, hurricane relief in Latin America and the Caribbean, medical support in Afghanistan, and delivering emergency food and medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let’s Pray Together

We consider it an honor and a privilege to intercede for our donors and their family members. If you or someone you love needs prayer, please fill out the form below. We would love to pray for you.

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Save Lives and Share God’s Love

The Church calls us to stand in solidarity with the poor, especially in times of despair. With your support, we can provide a rapid response to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine who urgently need food, medicine and other critical supplies. 

Bless our brothers and sisters in Ukraine who’ve lost everything in this crisis.

Donations raised for providing aid to support displaced Ukrainians will be used to cover any expenditures incurred for this project between March 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 (the end of the current fiscal year). In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund this project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.