Participate in a parish service project called BOX OF JOY, a ministry of Cross Catholic Outreach. They provide a shoe box full of gifts for a child living in severe poverty.  As a participant, you will choose a gender and age of a child, fill a box, include a check for $9 (for shipping costs and Catholic ministries in the child’s area), and return the box to Maria Barontini.
You can get a box, envelope, and information sheet by e-mailing The boxes will be delivered after November 6 to Rock Hill, NC. Therefore, all boxes are due no later than 5 November!