With the help of children fundraising in England and Wales, Mission Together is able to provide nutrition, education, medical care and shelter for children living in poverty. We support projects like schools, orphanages, street shelters, clinics and feeding programmes run by the Catholic Church in 159 countries. That's over 1,000 mission dioceses worldwide!
Using the Church's network makes Mission Together effective, far-reaching and secure.
Aid is given where it is needed most and local needs are decided on a local level. With Mission Together's support, the local community can take ownership of their project and ultimately become self-sustaining.
Mission Together receives no government funding and relies entirely on donations from the public.
Mission Together does a great deal of humanitarian work but our purpose is more than humanitarian aid or development. It is missionary; supporting the spiritual as well as physical wellbeing of children. Overseas we are often known by our original name 'Holy Childhood'. Holy Childhood clubs exist throughout the world and provide a safe place for children to gather and celebrate their faith.
This simple concept can offer children the hope they need to get through each day, often in areas where they are alone, vulnerable, or persecuted.
Being universal in character, Mission Together projects tend to the needs of all, regardless of background or beliefs; exemplifying the all-embracing nature of the Catholic Church.
To have a look at projects from around the world recently featured in our materials, please visit our Projects page.