Volunteer Nicola at a Charity Fair

Volunteer Nicola at a Charity Fair

Volunteer Nicola at a charity fair during the Combined Federal Campaign. Mary Mother of Peace Charity has been selected in the CFC eight years in a row (CFC new designation code # 70490). The Charity action in the USA today includes helping wounded soldiers looking to find a job as a stepping st...

St-Michael House

St-Michael House

A Franciscan Priest, Fr. Svet is blessing "St-Michael House". It is a healing house at "Mother's Village Orphanage" in Medjugorje built with MMP Charity funding thanks to a generous donor, Dr Heide, a PTST psychologist. House is helping traumatized children in Bosnia-Herzegovina rebuild their live...

Joyful school children in India are asking: "Giv'me a bike to go school!"

Joyful school children in India are asking: "Giv'me a bike to go school!"

School is too far from villages to walk each day barefoot with heavy bags of books, making school attendance difficult to the point of jeopardizing students’ future. Bicycles help poor boys and girls go to school regularly. Students own their bike after completing school. After three years of gr...

First Delivery of 100 Bicycles

First Delivery of 100 Bicycles

First delivery of 100 bicycles to poor high school children in a remote village of the coastal areas of Kerala, India. End 2009 project had provided 260 bikes at $75 each to allow boys and girls to go to school, Donors gave these children a real gift of hope. "The program for the students, irrespe...

Girls at St-Joseph Shelter

Girls at St-Joseph Shelter

In this post-disaster recovery project, tsunami displaced girls at St-Joseph Shelter --now also admitting poor girls/orphans-- can attend school in Santhome, Chennai, India. Education is the key for improved human condition in the future. Mary Mother of Peace Charity is equipping the shelter and i...

Who Are We?

HUMANITARIAN AND EMERGENCY RELIEF NON-PROFIT

Mary Mother of Peace-Medjugorje Charity (MMP-MC) is a humanitarian non-governmental organization (NGO) bringing emergency relief, alleviating poverty, and helping war orphans, homeless children, disaster victims, refugees and suffering people of all faiths rebuild their lives, improve their living/educational conditions and regain dignity at home and overseas. MMP-MC is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt non-profit charity with headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. This mission and faith-based organization relies on dedicated volunteers as Board members. It brings relief in the form of food, shelter, educational training and medical assistance, including reconstructive surgery and psychological assistance to children victims of trauma. For further information click Mission Statement.

DONORS ARE PARTNERS

MMP-MC will oversee the partnership with donors and benefactors. About 93 % of proceeds go to financial beneficiaries needs, the remainder covering current expenses and fund raising cost. This ratio is audited each year and results place MMP-MC on top in term of financial performance in the non-profit sector in the US. Donations are tax deductible. You can safely Make a Gift Online or send your check to MMP-MC, 8617 Irvington Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20817-3603. E-mail: mmpcharity@gmail.com. A letter/receipt is sent to each donor in accordance to Federal laws, with God’s blessings to all. Individual donors are people of goodwill of all faiths, and include many friends of Medjugorje, and some former pilgrims to Lourdes, Fatima, Rome and other holy places around the world. Ask for matching gifts from your employers. We are grateful to you. “Good people do good things because of the good in their hearts”.


"Be a star in someone's life"!
CFC designation code 70490

 


Medjugorje Shrine and Parish

 

 


In the aftermath of constant natural disasters in Haiti --earthquake, flooding, cholera epidemics:  Click How to Help?  An action is initiated with the "Earthquake Recovery Children Program".  Help needed now.

ORPHAN CHILDREN AND DISASTER VICTIMS

MMP-MC focus is on orphans, poor children --boys and girls-- and victims of disaster and war. Activities started in France in 1993 with emergency relief in the Balkans, especially Bosnia-Herzegovina, and MMP-MC was fully incorporated in the US in 2000. With the tragedy of September 11, 2001, geographic focus has diversified overseas and at home. Today, needs are enormous in regions victims of armed conflicts and terror attacks. You can easily imagine the life saving needs of the children, orphans of war, often living in refugee camps or in the street, begging, skipping school, and potential preys for criminals. The increasing pattern and strength of natural calamities worldwide is also a major concern.

Bosnia and Herzegovina. This remains a key program of MMP-MC. It includes support to Mother's Village Orphanage in Bijakovici run by the Franciscans, help to poor families including medical care, and a God-parenthood program. Children of various ethnic and religious backgrounds, desperate for material and emotional support, still need healing, physically, mentally and spiritually. For further information, click Get Involved and Programs.

Southern India. The three tsunami relief and recovery projects in India that Mary Mother of Peace-Medjugorje Charity has implemented since 2005 in cooperation with the GlobalGiving Foundation in the US and our partner Jeevana Samridhi (Life in Abundance), the charity arm of Jesus Youth in Kochi, India are now completed (December 2010). Rebuilding homes and livelihoods is still needed. Action today is to help the poor, and it includes bringing children to school, medical care, a God-parenthod program in Kerala and Tamil Nadu and helping talented poor students. Improving lives and reducing poverty is a key objective of this program implemented jointly with our local partner Jeevana Samrhidi (Life in Abundance), the Charity wing of Jesus Youth India.

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Afghanistan. MMP-MC financial contribution helped save the life of a few children during the terrible winter of January-February 2002, which claimed numerous lives in refugee camps. See testimony in Get Involved. This program continues today on a case by case basis with the intention of offering an education to talented and carefully screened, but materially disadvantaged students.

Other areas include poverty alleviation in Mexico and Haiti and children medical assitance in Argentina (where MMP-MC through the generous donation of Frank and Colleen successfully funded a life saving spine reconstruction surgery in 2006 for a young girl, Camila, in Mendoza).  MMP-MC medical and dental assistance program overseas (Bosnia, India) receives sponsorship from a network of US, European and Indian physicians, technicians and others helping arrange for surgical reconstruction, prostheses, and the shipping of medicine and dental laboratory supplies. In  the future if funds and volunteers are available  we could possibly engage in micro  finance and rural development projects in Africa where people, especially children die by the millions from hunger, disease, unsafe water and civil strife. 

Japan.   On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake --the worst ever in over 100 years-- hit northeast Japan, causing deaths, fires and a 10-meter (33-ft) devastating tsunami along the country's coastline, with tragic consequences including a nuclear power plant major accident in Fukushima. Our heartfelt prayers ♥ are for the victims and their families. May God bless Japan and the courageous Japanese people, and all those who are helping them help themselves!  MMP-MC is not equiped to respond efficiently to a tragedy of such cataclysmic proportion. Our action will be limited to possibly help a few orphaned children on a case by case basis through our God-parenthood program and a partnership with a local Christian mission if feasible.     

As haiku/renku poet Matsuo Basho wrote, it seems that:

"In this fleeting world, no one can escape ...
Why is it that her eyes are filled with tears
Under Cherry blossoms"
Or, in his own words :
"Ukiyo no hate wa
Nane yue zo kayu susuru ni mo
Tenohira ni"

No doubt that modern Japan will recover, once again. Peace, love and prayers to all those who suffer, and keep hope.

LOCAL OUTREACH

Our presence in the Washington Metropolitan Area is enabling us to develop some actions to reach out local people, within the limits and constraints of resources made available to us. There is still great need to help rebuild the lives of Hurricanes' victims in Louisiana, Mississippi and elsewhere.

We also need to especially care for our own war orphans and for disabled service people. To contribute in restoring health and well-being, MMP-MC is offering them to aid other young victims of conflict abroad or suffering families at home. The aim is to mutually rebuild lives. The program is called Little Flower. Funds and a volunteer are needed to make this program a stronger reality.

Educational and humanitarian conferences with TV video films and benefit concerts are taking place in major local High Schools that request them. Objective is to make students aware of the suffering of others and to share with them the universal values of solidarity, justice, life, peace, education, forgiveness and love, which are common to all cultures and people. Without these values true and lasting freedom is not possible. Let’s break the cycle of poverty and despair together, build solidarity, and bring peace to the world. Click Get Involved to know more.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

The management team consists of a Board of seven directors, an advisory Board including VIPs, and a network of international volunteers of all ages who are children of God. Details are in Management Team.

"THE FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER"

 

 
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