THE CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE OF OUR HUMANITY. LET US PLANT IN THEM SEEDS OF LOVE, FAITH AND SERVICE. -A. Green
At Maria's Mission Los Ninos (The Children) we’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve children who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness. We strive to create spaces where human dignity is priority in hospitals and schools. Our work provides necessities of life so children can learn and prosper in a safe and healthy environment.
Our team serves internationally through a group of volunteers and partners in each mission. We are currently based in North Canton, Ohio.
Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
Maria's Mission-Los Ninos is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, EIN 83-8669269. All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer.
Our Mission Campaigns
Our mission work expands to Peru and El Salvador.
EMERGENCY FOOD RELIEF CAMPAIGN 2020-2021
Our mission work in El Salvador and Peru is needed today more than ever as many within the communities we partner with are facing severe food insecurity. Both countries are facing strict governmental policies that prohibit its people from working outside of the home. Working remotely is not an option for many of these communities as they rely heavily on working in the education, transportation, food market and street vendor professions. In addition to the pandemics fear of infection it is the threat of starvation which is feared will result in high death rates.
The funds raised in this campaign is bieng sent to provide additional food and shelter relief packages to families.
All donations are personally delivered by our partners to each family to ensure they are received.
Food packages provided to families in the past month included:
Loaves of bread
We hope you will consider joining us in this mission to bring one more day of food to the global community.
In Service and Community,
The Team at Maria's Mission Los Ninos
LAS MINAS CANDELARIA ST. OSCAR ROMERO CATHOLIC CHURCH CAMPAIGN
Our latest project was the completion of building the new Las Minas Candelaria Oscar Romero Catholic Church in a rural mountainous village of Chalatenango, El Salvador located in Central America.
The community built the original Catholic church by hand made of mud and clay. This original structure became unsafe for parishioners to worship and was demolished. The parish began building a new more sustainable church in 2018 until funds ran out resulting in the discontinuation of the project. In 2019 we partnered with the parish and completed the temple in the height of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Management of the construction for the project was all done virtually from the US as the pandemic prevented us from traveling.
The original vision was initially to complete the church. We delivered the community a church building with a custom made alter, hand painted mural, 3 new bathrooms/shower, a rectory, an outdoors covered communal space, music ministry instrumentation and audio equipment, bibles, a rose garden and a fruit orchard of mango, lemon and tamarind trees.
The parish was completed and dedicated on November 14, 2020. To view the ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggWvJt3NQ9M
The history of these parishioners is one filled with adaptability and unwavering faith. Many of the parishioners served as volunteers in the construction of the new temple. The parishioners were originally displaced from neighboring villages because of the building of a hydroelectric power plant called the Cerrón Grande Hydroelectric Dam. It is estimated that 13,000 people were displaced; many rebuilt their communities in neighboring mountainsides. During the civil war of El Salvador (1980-1992) Catholics were persecuted heavily. The patron saint of social justice, St. Oscar Romero, served as a testament to the gravity of this persecution. Romero was murdered while celebrating mass in 1980. Churches became barracks during the war resulting in them being bombed and burned over the period of the 12 year war.
BENJAMIN BLOOM HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN
Maria Anaya worked as a nurse at this hospital in the 1970s and has maintained connections with the medical teams and departments. This has allowed our team to best anticipate the needs of the hospital from an insiders perspective. Among the hospital's largest needs include medical supplies and hand sanitizer by the gallons.
Our team focuses on the Children's renal unit of the hospital. This is the only public Children's hospital for the entire country of El Salvador. Many children are on a lifetime of dialysis treatments which affect their bone density. For this reason, Calcium vitamins are donated to the families in need. Our aid assists approximately 400 families.
Maria’s Mission Los Niños provides Benjamin Bloom Hospital with medicine, vitamins, hospital
supplies, as well as nourishment for food insecure patients and their families.
Items of highest need that have been delivered inlclude :
420 bottles of Gummy multi-vitamins
6 bottles of liquid vitamins for infants
1 DVD player with 10+ Children's videos
600 Face masks
45 Hospital gowns
100 boxes disposable gloves
Liquid hand sanitizer by the gallons
Antibacterial liquid hand soap
45 boxes of gauze
LA MISSION DE DE JESUS SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
15 years ago, Maria Anaya began selling crafts locally to help build a school in Huancayo, Peru. Receiving a catholic education was not an option for most people in Huancayo, and after years of hard work the school was opened. 65% of people living in Huancayo are unemployed, and child labor is also very high in the area. Local priests saw this need and took the opportunity to shape young minds in a moral environment, and provide a Catholic foundation.
The school that was built provides a kindergarten through 12th grade education and provides students with classes in Math, communication, English, Dance, and more. Students are still required to pay tuition as well as pay for there uniforms, which is not affordable for many families in the area.
Money provided through this Maria's Mission Los Niños is used to provide shoes, uniforms, and school supplies for students so that they can continue to receive this faith-based education.
Purchased chickens and a cow for the family that gave birth to triplets in a remote part of El Salvador.
Both parents were unable to work or provide for the family. The cow was able to provide milk to nourish the mother, the triplets, and later to sell milk in the community to provide financial sustainability for the family.
Join us in making a real difference.
You Can Make a Difference
Make a Donation
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Maria's Mission Los Ninos an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
Partner with Us
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Maria's Mission Los Ninos. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.
Volunteer Your Time
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer Your Time and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.