Why do we think Mary's Meals is the best? Here at Ideal Furnishings we support the charity & will tell you why Mary's Meal's is our chosen charity.
Wherever possible Mary's Meals purchase locally produced food for use in the meals they serve in schools. This supports the local economy, it respects local culture and food preferences, and it avoids incurring extra transport costs. In Malawi, they serve Likuni Phala, a nutritious maize porridge fortified with vitamins and minerals, and in other countries such as Thailand, they provide curries made with meat, fish, rice and vegetables.
Mary’s Meals projects work in partnership with local communities. In Liberia the communities build the simple kitchens needed to cook Mary’s Meals at a school. In Malawi over 60,000 volunteers, usually parents, cook and serve over 690,000 meals every school day. They draw up rotas, manage the stores, look after the cooking stoves, and make the idea of Mary’s Meals a reality. They are willing to volunteer their services in this way because they understand better than anyone how important the daily meal is to their children.
They are committed to spending at least 93p of every £1 you donate on there charitable work, and are very careful to keeping there running costs as low as they can. They do this by welcoming volunteers into every aspect of the organisation, by encouraging donations in kind of goods and services (e.g. new office furniture), and not wasting money on anything that is not absolutely necessary.
There vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need share with those who lack even the most basic things.
There mission is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities.
The vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education. Working together with those who share their ideas, they believe there is no good reason why that vision cannot be realised.
Mary’s Meals is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of children in all the contexts in which they work.
Children are at the core of their mission and are the main beneficiaries of all of their programmes. They believe it is essential that the children they support are protected from harm, and are able to benefit from their programmes in a safe, healthy environment.
They are fully committed to the rights as stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and they recognise the responsibility to ensure that those rights are upheld. They also recognise the particular vulnerability of children in the contexts in which we work.
We strive to ensure that the needs, dignity and safety of all children, regardless of gender, ethnicity, faith, ability and culture, are always at the heart of our programmes.
Please click on the link to donate. Mary's Meals do great things for the children in need in Asia, South America, Africa & the Caribbean & here at Ideal Furnishings we support.