Mount Carmel Academy homerooms, clubs, teams, and organizations worked together to help the Cross Catholic Box of Joy program, a nationwide Christmas gift outreach. By packing 162 “Boxes of Joy” with toys and other gifts, our students will bless children suffering from extreme poverty by sharing the joy of Christmas and demonstrating Christ’s love and compassion. Mount Carmel will also be a distribution center this year and will send an estimated 20 shipping containers with over 250 Boxes of Joy.
Through the Cross Catholic Outreach, the boxes will reach impoverished children living in living in South America. In 2018, 620 participating schools, parishes, and other groups sent boxes to more than 58,000 children in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. For many of the children, it was the first Christmas gift they ever received.