The basic needs of the homeless and poor present themselves to us as we strive to walk in Father Mychal's footsteps. Each project is inspired by a specific need - a cold woman on the street, a man with no shoes, a baby three days in the same diaper, or a man with a can of food with no way to open it. We attempt to meet those basic needs with dignity and love. And each time we do, a new project is born!
Through the generosity and love of donors from across the country and around the world, Mychal's Message has collected and distributed over 500,000 new items to the homeless and poor - items such as diapers, toothpaste, socks, underwear, hats, gloves, blankets, winter coats, teddy bears, sneakers, pencils, rosaries, bananas, baby formula, pillows, towels, umbrellas, soap and one can opener! A complete list of items distributed can be found here.
These items have been distributed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Florida, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Philippines and Iraq. Donors have come from across the US and around the world. Through our projects, we have seen - and we believe - that one person can make a difference.