The "Wee Box" encourages people to give something up for Lent, and then donate the money for the world's poor in 15 countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The money provides agricultural training, seeds and tools.
Boyle, a devout Catholic, has participated in the kickoff for several years, and frequently talks about using the Wee Box in her home while she was growing up.
Wee Box has been a charity which is very close to my heart as my mother used to have Wee Boxes in our house ... and just before she passed away, she began collecting for SCIAF ..."
- Susan Boyle
In 2010, she sang before the Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Scotland.
- Little Black Book, Diocese of Saginaw