Astronaut. Veterinarian. Doctor. Princess. Police Officer. Pro Athlete. These are the kinds of things that most children dream about becoming. A child is an unwritten story full of hope and promise for the future. One of the most common things parents say to their children is that can be anything they want when they grow up. But for way too many children, their dreams are much more simple and heartbreaking.
For countless children around the world, their simple dreams are enough food to eat, to have even a simple roof over their head, or to experience love and care in even the smallest ways. These children have the same hope and wonder we see in our children’s eyes, but it is tinged with the desperation and loss of innocence they have experienced.
As Catholics, we must remember that Our Lord Jesus Christ said “whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.”
Right now, while our children can sleep in safe and peaceful innocence every night, 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty, often without even a roof and enough food to survive. Every day 22,000 children die due to poverty… how will you respond?
Will you help these children? Will you show them the simplest amount of love that can make their dreams come true?
The situation is not hopeless and you can help. With MISSIO, a new and innovative Catholic crowd-funding platform powered by The Pontifical Mission Societies, you can donate directly to those children in the most need.
MISSIO allows you to search through vital charity projects and donate directly to them, and share them on social media so others can support the projects also.
Launched by Pope Francis himself, the MISSIO platform offers a direct connection to change-makers who work on the “front lines” making a difference for the poor and marginalized through direct, daily service.
Some example of the types of projects you can support on MISSIO are a number of projects that will directly fulfill the simple dreams of the most desperate and neglected children.
There are opportunities to help provide a roof for children’s safe house in Cameroon, help religious Sisters give fruits, vegetables and milk to children in Tanzania, or bring life-saving help to children and mothers in famine-stricken South Sudan. With MISSIO you can give directly to the poorest children in urgent need!
MISSIO is powered by The Pontifical Mission Societies, the Catholic Church’s official support organization for overseas missions since 1822, providing for a global network of people who are making a difference for communities in need around the globe.
Check out MISSIO today and start giving!