Dear Members of the Community and Friends of Mission of Love Charities,
2023 promises to be bigger and better than ever for Mission of Love Charities. We welcome your support as we proceed with our strategic plans.
One of our first priorities is to provide food for the 1000s of hungry people who show up at our door looking for basic sustenance for themselves and their families. This year, in addition to being the only food pantry open five days a week in Prince George’s County, we will also be open every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Not only do we help with the basic needs of food for the hungry, we also do what we can to help people who need financial assistance for housing costs, as well as those who need primary and mental health care for themselves and their families.
Mission of Love Charities has also developed a wide range of programs to help people get back on their feet financially. First of all, all people served by the Mission are at or below 150% of the federal poverty guideline.
We provide classes in employability, language usage, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Speech Therapy, resume writing, as well as programs leading to certification as Nursing Assistant, an OSHA Construction Inspector, a Water Treatment Technician and a Meetings Planner. All of these are areas where there is a high demand for qualified workers, and the graduates of our programs go on to do well, becoming financially self-sustaining. Indeed, the demand for enrollment into these programs frequently outstrips the capacity to serve people.
In addition to all of these programs, the Mission of Love Charities is committed to renovating and refurbishing the old school building across the street so that the organization will have an expanded and enhanced capability to serve the people who depend on us. When the work on the building is complete, which we expect to happen next year, we will be able to accommodate and serve far more people than we do now. And job training will be a growing and major factor in the services we will provide.
Thank you for your past support of the Mission of Love Charities. We work hard every day to make sure your investment in us pays handsome dividends for our community and Prince George’s County.
On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of the Mission of Love Charities, I wish you a very happy and prosperous 2023.