Missionvale USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the poor and underprivileged of South Africa. This organization supports the efforts of the Missionvale Care Center in Port Elizabeth, South Africa to provide hope and a positive future through sustainable programs focused on education, nutrition, healthcare, skills development and shelter.
Fundraising Goal: $8,400 Campaign Kickoff: November 1, 2014
In Missionvale township, South Africa, food is a constant concern every day of the year. For the Missionvale Care Center, food is the most difficult commodity to raise money for, yet, it is the most basic necessity and critical for survival to people in Missionvale.
Missionvale USA is committed to doing what we can to provide hope and make the very basic food staples available to the people. The Missionvale Care Center provides approximately 600 food parcels each week to the most needy families in the community. A food parcel consists of a can of fish, can of beans, maize meal, tea bags, sugar, and soap.
Reaching our goal of $8,400 will provide 2,400 modest food parcels and cover the entire cost of food parcels for one month.
For a contribution of $35, you will provide 10 families with a food parcel and ensure they have some basic nutrition to sustain them for a week.
For a contribution of $100, you will give one family the gift of a weekly food parcel for six months.
For a contribution of $200, you will give the gift of a weekly food parcel to a hungry family of four for an entire year.
For most of the families that receive a weekly food parcel to survive, they also come to the Care Center everyday for a half loaf of bread and scoop of soup powder. Between 400-1,000 people line up to receive bread and soup everyday. Even though there are some sustainable programs in place offering alternative food sources, the need continues to be there.
Children need food to be able to concentrate at school
The sick need food to be able to take their medicine
Everyone needs some sustenance to provide energy for daily living and chores
For a monthly contribution of $24, you will provide a family with food for an entire month. They will receive a weekly food parcel as well as daily bread and soup powder.
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Words from Sr. Ethel
"There's no point in giving medication without food. I've grown into the fact of knowing that food is medication in Africa today.
Everyday over 600 to 800, sometimes 1,000 heads of family come to us for one half loaf of bread and a cup of full of raw soup."