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A Gift of Hope

Every Maryknoller gives witness to Christ’s compassion for the poor. That’s why caring for impoverished children in the developing world is one of our core missions.

We can never overlook the needs of children in crisis—or the families who struggle so hard to protect them.

Join Maryknoll supporters to make a child’s life better in the developing world.

Give a Gift of Hope

Here are just a few mission programs that your gift will support:

  • Schooling—so children can advance in their studies and hone their computer skills.
  • Healthcare—to provide children with regular check-ups and specialized care.
  • Safety—so children never experience the trauma of physical or psychological abuse.
  • Religious instruction—where children learn about the promise of salvation in Christ.
  • Pastoral care—so that our youngest Catholics grow up receiving the sacraments.

Maryknoll’s Missionary Projects
help CHANGE young lives forever!

Gift of Hope to Help Children Around the World

Transform a child’s life…

In Mwanza, Tanzania Father Hung Dinh, M.M. provides critical social and educational services for children who have AIDS or are AIDS orphans.

“Our goal is to help them make it to adulthood with confidence—and without fear.” ~ Father Hung Dinh, M.M.

Your gift will make sure Father Hung reaches children who need a safe place to live, help with their lessons, psychological counseling, and a big dose of love.

In parts of Africa, albino children are sometimes killed and their body parts harvested for “magic potions.” In Mwanza, Tanzania, Father John Waldrep, M.M. offers a safe haven for albino children in his parish. He counsels them and their parents, and provides youngsters with protective gear from the sun.

Your gift will help Father John defray school fees for albino children, and continue his counseling program so that youngsters learn to overcome their fears.

In Cochabamba, Bolivia, Father Paul Sykora, M.M. teaches Spanish to Quechua-speaking children who have moved to the city from rural areas. School is only taught in Spanish, which puts indigenous children at a big disadvantage.

“Without our program, kids would just drop out of school and those outcomes are never good.” ~ Father Paul Sykora, M.M.

Your gift will make sure Father Paul’s three schools stay open so more migrant children can advance in school.

In Phnom Penh, Cambodia Father Kevin Conroy, M.M. works with older children coming into adulthood after traumatic family losses because of HIV/AIDS, including the loss of both parents. Father Kevin finds them a loving foster home or transitional housing until they are ready to live on their own.

Your gift will help Father Kevin provide meals, counseling, family services, and ongoing psychological support for several hundred children who otherwise would have no place to go.

“A population that does not take care of the elderly and of children and the young has no future, because it abuses both its memory and its promise.”

Pope Francis

Please pray for our Fathers and Brothers in mission and for the children in our care. Prayer is a comfort and a blessing.

JOIN US and your gift to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers will make sure that all children and families living in extreme poverty throughout the world are cared for with the respect they deserve, and receive the compassion of Jesus Christ.