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Join us for a meal-packing event on Saturday June 1 at St. Luke's Cathedral in downtown Orlando at 130 N. Magnolia Avenue. We will be packing over 10,000 meals. Bring a friend and $60 to help cover the cost of meals. Sign up here.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
June 15 Fifth Third Bank
2443 Ocoee Apopka Rd. Ocoee
June 21 Florida Hospital East
Lake Underhill Road
The MNC Team will be traveling on a mission trip to Haiti June 23-28. If you are interested in going, send us a note and let us know. We will be completing several projects in Port Au Prince and in Kenscoff.
Over 80 people came together at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in downtown Orlando on March 16th. It was the first time for most volunteers, but they quickly caught on and packed over 20,000 meals in two hours. NO CHILD HUNGRY is so grateful for all who participated. A special thank to the leadership provided by Canon Anne Taylor, Frank Drane, and Tom Bates.
These meals were packed just in time to be distributed locally for kids going on spring break. Over 5,000 meals were distributed the next week for students at two local schools and one local organization.
If you want to participate in the next event in May, contact William Lowry (321-436-7767) or Tom Bates (407-342-1126).
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MNC Launches Good Samaritan School
In October, MNC started a new elementary school in Cazeau in the city of Port Au Prince. The school is located in a very poor community that is home to over 250 unschooled children. The Good Samaritan School will provide education to 125 students. The cost for a child to receive an education, a daily meal, and a uniform is only $100 per year. Click to HELP.
Donation Made In Memory of Bob Hudson and Orville Jones
This past year brought the loss of two dear friends who have loved and supported the MNC Team for several years. After living to be 100, Orville could look back at decades of leading mission trips all over the world and around the U.S. On more than half of those trips, you would find Bob, who lived to be 78, working by his side building hospitals, clinics, schools, churches, and homes in developing countries or poor areas within the United States.
Driven by compassionate hearts and a passion to make a difference, these men gave of their lives to impact the lives of others in a meaningful way.
MNC has graciously received a donation in their memory from their families to support the Good Samaritan School in Port Au Prince. Their work continues!
Life is Good intentionally promotes its positive message of life through a philanthropic arm called "Playmakers". Playmakers is rooted in the belief that "Life can hurt, but play can heal". Children only get one childhood. Play is the medium through which children explore, learn, connect, and joyfully engage with the surrounding world.
Consumed by fear and powerlessness, traumatized children stop playing, connecting with others and experiencing joy in the world around them. The Playmaker approach to playfulness provides children with opportunities to feel creatively engaged, safe, loved, and joyful. This type of transformative play helps children build relationships with key people in their lives and enables them to build resilience in the face of life's greatest challenges.
Playful loving relationships help kids heal. "It's all about the relationships. The magic is not in the play, but in the loving, joyful relationships that play helps to build.
Florida Hospital Global Missions Initiative is committed to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Providing Florida Hospital employees with an opportunity to serve, they are committed not only to give for a day, but to teach for a lifetime. It is their goal to help those around the world improve their lifestyle and health. They share the priniciples of holistic medicine and seek avenues to partner with them. MNC is proud to partner with GMI on projects at home and abroad.
Hand in Hand Soap is a company who understands its environmental impact. From day one they set out to create a soap that was as eco-friendly as possible with products made from sustainable resources, and harvested ethically. As such, Hand in Hand Soap is certified by both the Natural Products Association and Fair Trade USA. "To have a product that is truly eco-friendly, means more than just having natural ingredients. We have found that many natural soaps use ingredients that ultimately come from intentionally cleared rainforests, which was something that we wanted no part in. Every ingredient in our soap is not only natural, but it is harvested and grown in an environmentally friendly way."
Shades-Hopes-Dreams is a non-profit charitable organization that encourages everyone to boost the fight against cancer. They hold social gatherings nationwide and use donations to improve the quality of the lives of men, women, and children who suffer from this terrible disease. MNC and SHD partner in fundraising, volunteer efforts, leadership collaboration, and projects. MNC is proud to partner with this important organization.
Clean Ethics distributes their products through three distinct channels: Private Label, Bottle Bright, and Clean In Kind; their corporate initiative that gives Bottle Bright to people in vital need of clean water containers through transaction based giving. Clean Ethics creates uniquely formulated non-toxic and biodegradable cleaners for drinking containers and beverage systems. They are changing the way people sanitize these hard to clean drinking vessels by providing a solution that is safe, effective, and convenient. Their aim is to offer products with minimal impact to the environment and maximum benefit to the consumer.
The mission of International Children's Rescue is to rescue kids from poverty in the Kenscoff Haiti area, educate children for a better life by establishing orphanages, learning centers, vocational schools, and sports or recreational complexes, help young adults learn in the areas of agriculture, masonry, carpentry, mechanics, and basic computer skills. They seek to provide ways to make the community more sustainable.
They seek to not only encourage children to develop and grow spiritually but also to have an education so they can become valuable assets to their community and country. Their hope is to be a beacon in the community where they can help as many individuals as possible achieve their God given talents. Their plan is to work with local authority and other governmental agencies to make the community better and self-sustaining.
Deliver the Difference is a very important partner with our No Child Hungry feeding program. Their mission is change lives one meal at a time. They deliver the difference to families and children in need and work to change lives locally, in disaster areas, and around the world. They are locate din Lake County Florida, but along with MNC reach around the world.
We are proud to partner with an organization that has such a great vision. Together MNC and DTD are mapping out a strategy to fight hunger at home and abroad.
Last year, DTD packed and distributed well over 750,000 meals including Kidspacks, Remix meals, and packaged meals. This year, that number could double.