Last year the charity helped 11,575 children in Haiti and Guatemala.
Cross Catholic Outreach’s Box of Joy is a booming Christmas ministry inviting people all over the U.S. to package hope and happiness for thousands of children in dire poverty around the world. Parishes, schools, churches, groups and families may pack a gift box with presents like small toys, bar soap, pencils, a toothbrush, toothpaste, hard candy, crayons, coloring books or T-shirts. Once participants add a $9 check in each box to cover the shipment and to help support the charitable work where the child lives, they deliver the packed boxes to their local drop-off center.
There are three ways to participate:
Deliver boxes to a Box of Joy drop-off center during Box of Joy week, November 5-13. Find out if there’s a location near you: http://www.crosscatholic.org/dropoffcenters
On-the-run or pressed for time? Create a Box online! Follow instructions here: http://www.crosscatholic.org/create-a-box-online
Mail your prepared Box of Joy at anytime to:
MIQ – Box of Joy Screening Center
11210 NW 91st St.
Miami, FL 33178
The World Bank ranks Haiti as the poorest country in our hemisphere, and among the world’s poorest. Eight of 10 Haitians are poverty stricken. Box of Joy brings Christmas gifts to thousands of boys and girls through Cross Catholic Outreach’s ministry partners in Haiti, who provide housing, education and integral development to the poorest communities. Cross Catholic Outreach President Jim Cavnar can describe Haiti, its needs, and the effect on kids and families when gifts arrive in a Box of Joy.
Find more information at Cross Catholic Outreach.