Established in 1998, we’ve made it our mission to support families and children living in poverty to help them thrive and break the cycle of poverty through our Family-to-Family Sponsorship program.
But there’s more. We also provide funding for Special Needs when families are faced with urgent challenges due to sickness, housing difficulties, marriage preparation or lack of education.
Our yearly Easter Hamper and Christmas Hamper Appeals ensure poor and needy families can celebrate these important occasions on our Coptic Orthodox Church calendar with food they otherwise can’t afford.
We currently support 981 Christian families living in poverty in Egypt, including but not limited to El Monifia, Deshina, Tanta and Hadek El Koda. Most of these families have children and are extremely poor, having nothing to eat while living in shacks with sometimes incomplete roofing. Poverty robs these families of dignity and the basic rights to clean water, food and adequate shelter.
That’s why our Family-to-Family Sponsorship exists. You can make a real and tangible difference in the life of one family. Your generosity can help one family thrive and break the cycle of poverty, giving parents and children hope.
Working closely with various dioceses across Egypt, we identify the families with the most urgent needs to register them for our Family-to-Family Sponsorship program. For just $60 per month, you can support a family and transform their lives.
Due to the privacy and dignity of these families, we cannot share personal information with sponsors. However, we’ll provide annual financial reports and updates of where the funds have been allocated with video messages from the local bishops and images of where your donations have gone, where possible.
Easter is an important day on the Coptic Orthodox Church calendar. We fast for 55 days leading up to Easter then our families get together for a big celebration and a feast.
Families living in poverty barely have enough to eat so they certainly can’t afford to buy anything special to celebrate Easter. We raise funds every year in the lead-up to Easter so the dioceses across Egypt can put together Easter Hampers for families who otherwise couldn’t have anything special during this significant time.
We provide hampers to approximately 1500 families for Easter and Christmas.
Easter marks a special time on the Coptic Orthodox Church calendar as we remember the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He gave the ultimate sacrifice on the cross to pave the way for us to receive new life and hope for the life to come.
Many families in Egypt and Fiji survive on the bare necessities for most of the year and simply cannot afford special food to celebrate Easter when families gather around the table. We provide Easter Hampers that include items such as milk, eggs, cheese, chicken, pasta, rice, tea, and other things we take for granted.
Your gift for the Easter Hamper Appeal means families living in poverty get to enjoy a special feast during a memorable time of the year.
Unlike most charities, almost 100% of our funds goes directly to those in need, thanks to the unwavering dedication of our committee members who volunteer their skills and time.
We’ve established sewing workshops in different Egyptian towns.
Preparing for marriage may be difficult when there’s no money to set up a home with the basic necessities, such as a fridge, stove and other appliances. We offer financial assistance in covering these marriage expenses.
We’ve funded the building of 60 concrete roofs for families living in poverty and we also fund projects to build homes or improve sub-standard living conditions.
We funded the purchase of two incubators and facilitated the training of Egyptian nurses who now use this important equipment.
Sickness can greatly impact a family and make it even more difficult to make ends meet. We provide funding to enable a family member to receive proper healthcare and medical treatment.