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Help Ukrainian Families in Crisis

Since the war in Ukraine began, families have been living in crisis situations. But with the help of compassionate Catholics like you, we can shine the light of Christ into darkness and give hope to Ukrainian families. Catholic leaders are providing support to internally displaced Ukrainian people and refugee families in Poland with food, clothing, shelter, spiritual counseling and much more. Last year, Catholics like you responded with compassion and solidarity on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, but we need your help again. Together, we can bring Christ’s hope to families in their greatest hour of need.

Until midnight on Feb. 29, a generous donor’s challenge gift will be used to double all donations up to a total of $50,000 for Ukraine relief efforts. Give now and double your impact!

Please watch this video to hear a message of gratitude from Cardinal Konrad Krajewski for the support provided to help families fleeing Ukraine. Your support can help more Ukrainian families in crisis!

War in Ukraine

A Humanitarian Crisis

Since the war in Ukraine broke out, the news has been filled with images of military actions and rubble-filled cities. While many in these areas of conflict face serious needs, there are also tens of thousands of families who were displaced by the war and are now struggling to survive as refugees.

Many of these traumatized Ukrainians have fled to nearby countries like Moldova and Poland and are now desperately trying to start their lives over again. In Christ’s name and for his glory, you can be a lifeline to these families by showing them God’s love and by offering your support. Your generosity can help provide temporary shelter as well as shipments of protein-rich Vitafood meals and supplies.

Our Partnership With the Vatican

Cardinal Krajewski and the Dicastery for the Service of Charity

With your help, we can empower ministry partners like Cardinal Krajewski and the Dicastery for the Service of Charity to provide relief — including generators, clothing and food — to families in Ukraine and to the many refugees who have fled the country.

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 continue this important work and extend the Holy Father’s blessing as we work together to lift up families in Ukraine.

Two religious sisters in habits and another woman wave happily while a young child, a man and two other women stand nearby.
Religious sisters in the Archdiocese of Przemyśl, Poland, rejoice with families over the aid provided to those in need.

How You Helped Ukrainian Refugees

Your support has been a godsend to Ukrainian refugees who fled to Poland or Moldova. In Poland, the Archdiocese of Przemyśl has been able to welcome 1,500 refugees and helped relocate them to safe shelter. Vitafood meals were delivered and will be distributed to four centers in the Archdiocese, where they feed between 150 and 200 people three times a day. In addition to food and shelter, we were also able to provide trauma therapy, medical care, spiritual counseling and prayer.

In Moldova, your support delivered baby diapers; blankets; new clothing for winter such as jackets and sweatshirts; hygiene supplies; such as face wash, disinfecting wipes; and toothbrushes; and mobility aids; such as canes, crutches, and walkers; to meet the most immediate needs of individuals and families.

You also provided water, an ambulance and other urgently needed supplies in Ukraine, delivered by Cardinal Krajewski himself.

We still need your support to help Ukrainian families. Give now and your donation will be doubled by a generous donor!

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.