IN WAKE OF MATTHEW’S DEVASTATION BOX OF JOY GIVES AFFECTED CHILDREN HOPE, HELP
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BOCA RATON, Fla. – Hurricane Matthew brought 145 mph winds, torrential rains and devastation to Haiti assuring a long season of recovery and rebuilding for one of the world’s poorest countries. More than ever, this year the children of that beleaguered nation who live in dire poverty—as well as the Dominican Republic—need the spiritual and emotional blessing the Box of Joy Christmas initiative will bring.
You can help.
Cross Catholic Outreach’s Box of Joy ministry is a way for people anywhere to help by packing a Christmas gift box that goes to a child who otherwise might receive nothing. Last year, Box of Joy brightened 11,500 kids’ lives. This year, that ray of sunshine is needed for even more children.
“Relief efforts underway now will bring vital aid to Hurricane Matthew’s victims,” said Jim Canvar, Cross Catholic Outreach president. “But long after the spotlight is off Haiti, needs will remain. This year the hope and help that Box of Joy brings to children in countries like Haiti and the Dominican Republic is needed more than ever. They are counting on compassionate Americans to deliver that hope.”
You can help hurricane affected families in three ways:
“In addition to packed Boxes of Joy, this year, we particularly need those relief items to top off every box and ensure every child receives needed and wanted items,” said Steve Bostian, Box of Joy director. “These children need to know the world cares about them. Plus, participating in the Box of Joy program blesses every family who gives.”
Box of Joy Week, Nov. 5-13, is just weeks away, and those not near a drop-off center can participate now by funding a box online.
Learn more at CrossCatholic.org/BoxOfJoy.
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About Cross Catholic Outreach CrossCatholic.org
Based in Florida, Cross Catholic Outreach is an official Catholic nonprofit [501(c)(3)] relief-and-development organization that, since its founding in 2001, has given more than $1 billion to help “the poorest of the poor” in more than three dozen developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and other parts of the world. For more information about Cross Catholic, visitCrossCatholic.org or call 800-914-2420.