Major Gifts

At Cross International, the gospel motivates us to connect those in deepest need with generous believers and local ministry partners. Thanks to the kindness and generosity of Christian givers like you, Cross International has been able to transform the lives of thousands of children, families, and even entire communities over the last 20 years. Because of you, the chains of poverty, hunger, sickness, and hopelessness have been broken for so many in Jesus’ name.

Like you, we’re dedicated to seeing the “good news” of Christ shared in tangible ways with the world’s poor through powerful, humanitarian relief. From clean water and schools to food and medical care to community transformation projects that change entire communities for generations, your partnership with Cross is a beacon of hope that points straight to God’s incredible love.

We believe it’s vital to focus our work around vulnerable children. Tragically, God’s presence can feel far away for children when their bellies ache with hunger or they long for a glass of clean water. Through our Thriving Kids Initiative, we work with local Christian ministries to help bring stability into the lives of children, so they know that God’s love is real, powerful, and lasting.

Give the Gift of Hope

Child in need in Guatemala looks at the camera
Child in need in Guatemala looks at the camera

Thank you for considering a major gift to our organization. Your contribution will make a significant impact on our efforts to bring hope and a brighter future to vulnerable and at-risk children around the world. With your support, we can provide life-changing education, healthcare, and protection to those who need it most.

Featured Campaign

Group of kids from the Agripa Village in Eastern Zambia, celebrating the inauguration of the new water pump.


A plan to bring life-giving water

Join us on a mission to bring 15 community water systems to 15 remote villages in Zambia. Together, we can reach 8,900 children and their family members with access to clean, safe water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities and education.

Connect with us and invest in impact

Interested in making a significant investment in Cross International’s work to give transformative impact in the lives of thousands of vulnerable families and in their communities?

Find out more about how your passion to serve can align with our projects, programs, and campaigns.

Let’s talk about how we can collaborate to overcome physical and spiritual poverty together.

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Our Development Team

Meet our dedicated team of Development Officers who connect philanthropic donors to our mission of bringing stability to vulnerable children and their families. Our development officers are here to answer your questions, connect you to the projects that speak to your heart and promote God’s love through the power of giving. You can help us serve those who need it most by supporting the programs and services that are bringing stability to struggling communities, igniting hope and strengthening faith in those we serve.

Marie White

Marie White

Director of Development

Marie is an accomplished nonprofit leader dedicated to improving others' lives through fundraising, program development, community engagement, and social justice advocacy. She's passionate about ensuring underrepresented communities receive the necessary care, guidance, and support to thrive.


Kristen Mack

Development Manager

Kristen has a Master’s degree in social work and a heart for strengthening children and families. Her beaming smile and infectious personality draw others to her. She is passionate about making a difference in the world and is dedicated to her mission of helping those in need.

Jennica Betts


International Development Officer

Jennica is a passionate and seasoned development officer who loves the Lord. She takes the initiative to make a positive impact in the world and enjoys connecting with others, whether it is through a simple conversation, prayer, or a caring gesture.


International Development Officer

Collin is dedicated to the mission of Cross. He works tirelessly as advocate for those in need and is known for his kindness and deep connections with donors. Collin's commitment to making a positive impact is inspiring, and we invite you to join him in his mission to help those in need. Every contribution counts.

Melissa Covarrubias


International Development Officer

Melissa studied at Texas A&M University, where she received a degree in Economics and International Studies. She has a heart for service and passion for orphan care around the world. Melissa enjoys participating in service activities with her family, who regularly join her in volunteer work.

Emily Blair


International Development Officer

Emily, a devoted nonprofit leader with private sector experience, is committed to driving real impact at Cross International. A Furman University graduate, she's passionate about supporting communities in need, working alongside donors to cultivate positive change.

If you have any questions about how to give, need to make any changes to your account, or need any kind of assistance with your gift, please call us at 1-800-391-8545 (M-F 8am – 5pm, EST) or email us.

Your generous gift will be used to support the Cross International project(s) indicated through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the initiative, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry and may be used in the following fiscal year.
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Help Children With Disabilities

The UN estimates that between 93 and 150 million children worldwide live with a disability. In developing countries, these children are often unable to attend school, play outside or access specialized resources. Negative stigma or superstition among their parents, neighbors and community leaders often reinforce these barriers.

This year, we’re providing $60,000 worth of medical equipment to Kupenda for the Children in Kenya. This is a very remote location, and your gift will help cover the shipping costs to this very worthy medical outreach.

This gift will benefit: Kenya

Heal the Sick

In developed countries, basic medical supplies such as gauze, wraps, bandages, and syringes are commonplace. Unfortunately, that is often not the case in the developing world. Christian doctors and volunteers in developing countries frequently run low on these supplies, and they also lack the funds to keep large inventories on hand.

This year, we’re providing $84 million worth of medicines and medical supplies. Your gift will help cover the shipping costs to medical outreaches in some of the most remote areas of the globe

This gift will benefit: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Kenya

Build a Family a Home

A gift of a safe, secure home is tangible affirmation of God’s love for a desperate family — it brings hope, health, stability and opportunity. Most poor families must settle for much less. Mired in poverty, they are forced to live in unsafe shacks fashioned from mud and thatch.

You can provide the life-changing gift of a safe, storm-resistant new home with Cross partners Ambuya Development Center in Malawi and Hope of Life in Guatemala. A new home will ease the family’s burdens, protect them from the wind and rain, and help them achieve their dreams.

This gift will benefit: Guatemala, Malawi


The gift of an education is an investment that reaps long-term dividends for a child’s future. By opening doors for the children of the poor to enroll in Christian schools and get the same educational opportunities as their more economically well-off peers, you are giving not just a hand-out but a “hand-up.”

Your gift will fund Christian education to nurture vulnerable children mentally and spiritually — for thriving futures that will transform hopeless places.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Ecuador, Uganda

Rescue Women and Children in Crisis

Through emergency child rescue services, vocational training, anti-trafficking programs and Bible literacy classes, Cross International is helping vulnerable women and children reclaim their lives. Inspired by Jesus’ love, we work shoulder to shoulder with our in-country partners, empowering them to create change that lasts so that those who need help will eventually be able to stand confidently on their own. Be a part of this good news and make a life-saving gift part of your holidays.

Your gift will help protect victims of gender-based violence and also help save marginalized women and children from harm.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua

Provide Clean, Safe Water

Our ministry partner, the Kachere Development Center, has an ambitious plan to install 20 wells, providing 5,160 adults and 8,414 children with clean water. Our goal is to finance the drilling and installation of one well – part of an entire community water system, which includes training to maintain the well, and sanitation and hygiene training for improved health.

One borehole can provide 2,800 gallons of safe, life-sustaining water every day. Help us bring clean, safe water to one of these villages today — in a way that will last for generations.

This gift will benefit: Zambia

Give Tools for Sustainable Farming

One of nine people worldwide survive on less than $1.90 a day. Without training and supplies to grow moneymaking crops and breed profitable livestock, poor farmers stay locked in the cycle of poverty.

By supporting this fund, you’ll help families break free of poverty — transforming lives for generations. When families get the training and tools they need, it means bountiful harvests and small animals that produce income for a sustainable business model.

This gift will benefit: Guatemala, Nicaragua

Feed Hungry Children

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 811 million in the world suffer from under-nourishment. By providing the gift of food, you will save the lives of thousands of hungry children and their families in developing countries.

Your gift will provide meals for ministry partners such as Divine Shelter Schools in Haiti and Hope of Life in Guatemala. A generous donation during this season of giving will change lives forever.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Malawi

Most Urgent Needs

Inspired by the love of Jesus, we work shoulder to shoulder with local leaders overseas, equipping families with the resources they need to thrive – basics like food, clean water and healthcare, as well as longer-term community transformation projects that will ensure lasting change.

By giving to our Thriving Kids Initiative, you’re not only meeting children’s Most Urgent Needs, you’re also helping lift their families – even entire communities – out of poverty.

This gift will benefit: Africa, The Caribbean, Central America, South America

Feed Hungry Children

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 811 million in the world suffer from under-nourishment. By providing the gift of food, you will save the lives of thousands of hungry children and their families in developing countries like Haiti, Malawi, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Your gift will support the provision of meals and other basic services that are essential for survival. A generous donation during this season of giving will change lives forever.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Malawi

Recommended Gift
$1,000 will feed 30 children for a month | $5,000 will feed 80 children for a month | $10,000 will feed 92 children for a month | $20,000 will feed 184 children for a month

Donate to Cross International’s Thriving Kids Initiative