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“Box of Joy” Program in Skowhegan

November 5-13, 2022

The “Box of Joy” program provides Christmas gifts to mission children in South America. To participate, individuals and families fill a shoe box or boxes with gifts and mark the box for a boy or a girl and the approximate age. Then, they simply drop off the box at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Skowhegan, St. Peter Church in Bingham, or St. Sebastian Church in Madison on November 5-13. Interested parties can also make an appointment to drop off boxes by calling (301) 956-4086. A list of recommended gifts as well as a list of what cannot be sent appear on the website of Cross Catholic Outreach ( A check for $9 made out to Cross Catholic Outreach should be included in the box to help cover shipping expenses. For more information, email Elyse Wilson at [email protected].