Help Us Provide Essential Services to All Those Who Are in Need
Because the St. Joseph Peruvian Mission Fund is a 501(c) non-profit, your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law in your country. Immediately upon making your donation, you will receive a receipt via email acknowledging your donation. If you elect to make a monthly or annual donation, you will also receive a summary receipt at the end of the fiscal year.
St. Joseph's Endowment
Help us ensure that the St. Joseph’s Peruvian Mission staff will be able to continue to respond to this community’s needs for the next 25 years.
Family to Family Program
There are almost 1,400 Peruvian families receiving monthly support from their Padrinos (or Sponsor Family). Each month the Padrinos donate $30 to give their Peruvian families the food they need. A relationship of faith, hope, and prayer is established and occasional letters and photos are interchanged. The monthly food package goes a long way to helping the family out but by no means undermines the need to work and make ends meet. It may last as long as two weeks depending upon the resourcefulness of the one cooking. But this charity provides more than bodily nourishment, it provides hope and affirmation that they are indeed loved and worthy of being cared for. The most needy families are sought out and it is understood that the relationship is mutual, that we need one another in this journey of life, that our prayers for one another really do make a difference. Most of the Peruvian Families voluntarily gather at their neighborhood chapel once a week to pray for their Padrinos. This is especially significant since Scripture proclaims, “The Lord hears the cry of the poor, Blessed be the Lord.” psalm 34 Some Padrinos eventually discover a particular need the Peruvian Family might have and offer help beyond the monthly food package but it is not expected.