Thank you for your
mercy and compassion!
In 2018, Catholics united through the Box of Joy ministry to send Christmas gifts to children in developing countries. For many poor children, a Box of Joy – filled with toys, clothing, school supplies, a rosary and the Story of Jesus coloring book– was the first Christmas gift they ever received.
Box of Joy demonstrated Christ’s compassion to poor children in developing countries. When families in the U.S. packed Boxes of Joy for children in poverty, they practiced generosity, thankfulness and cultivated a servant’s heart.
Box of Joy brought a smile to the face of 11-year-old Brenda. This Guatemalan girl is one of five children in a family so poor that she has to work to help her parents make ends meet. Her father is a farmer and her mother sells tortillas, and their earnings are barely enough to get by. While helping her parents, Brenda also goes to school. She dreams of graduating from high school and getting a good job so she can buy a decent house for her parents and little brothers. Just being able to get out of their wood-and-tarp shack and buy some nice clothes and shoes would be like a miracle to her, yet she feels grateful for the little she does have — good health and food to eat.
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Sign up to be part of the Box of Joy ministry in 2019. Your participation will make a material and spiritual impact on poor children in developing countries.