Along our tour, we are hoping to raise awareness for the charity Mustard Seed Communities.
They are a fantastic cause, and one very close to Matt 1’s heart as he spent time in Jamaica working with MSC
Here’s a piece of writing taken from the about section of the Mustard Seed Communities website.
Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable populations in society. MSC began in 1978 as a home for abandoned and handicapped children on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica. We have since expanded and built additional facilities in Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Zimbabwe. The majority of our programs are dedicated to the care of children with serious physical and mental disabilities such as Down syndrome, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. MSC also cares for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Jamaica and Zimbabwe. In Jamaica, we have a home for teenage mothers and their babies. Our vision for each apostolate is to create a loving and caring environment to aid in the physical, mental and spiritual development of our residents.
In addition to caring for our residents, MSC is involved in numerous outreach and community development initiatives in the countries where we serve. MSC employs over 300 local workers, offering jobs, training and economic viability to people who would otherwise have no opportunity to break out of the cycle of poverty. MSC strives to introduce skills into the community and to empower its people. We are working towards helping our apostolates become fully self-sufficient through sustainable agriculture. Our hope is that this will improve the quality of life for our residents while fostering a sense of responsibility within the local community.
You can donate by clicking the link below!
Virgin Giving – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Tour_Of_Europe
This money goes directly to Mustard Seed Communities and is a very simple way to donate. This page can also be used to keep up to date with us and how much we have raised so far! Raising money for this charity is the main aim of this trip and all donations made on this page go directly to the charity. As I mentioned in a previous blog, Mustard Seed really is one of those charities where the money goes straight to helping the residents of the charity.