HOPE AND DIGNITY RESTORED TO
THE DESTITUTE ELDERLY
Michael's House is Changing lives – right now
Michael’s House Inc. is a non-profit grassroots organization that serves the elderly poor in the developing world who have become invisible, who receive no funds from government organizations or other large aid foundations. It is through gifts that they now have a face and dignity in their daily lives. We bring aid to the lives that others have deemed hopeless.
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HIGHLIGHTS from our Spring 2015 Newsletter
- Providing Aid to Wau, South Sudan
Michaelís House is responding to the crisis in South Sudan by providing aid to the destitute elderly and their dependent grandchildren in the city of Wau.
- We are providing dura (sorghum), the staple cereal of South Sudan, beans, sugar, oil. salt, and soap for personal hygiene and laundry.
- Your donations are funding roof repair as the wet season approaches and the purchase of cooking pots. Michaelís House is also funding new huts for homeless families. Read the article and see more photos.
- Other stories:
- Making a Difference in Kenya, Ethiopia, Honduras and Tanzania
- Serendipity: How a Two-Week Trip Inspired the Creation of Michaelís House - Michael Craig, Founder of Michael's House shares his story.
HIGHLIGHTS from our Fall 2014 Newsletter
- Living on $1.25 A Day
The thought of living on $1.25 per day is almost incomprehensible to us in the western world. Where would we live? What if we were sick and couldnít work? How would we pay for medical care or medicine? But the foremost question is probably: how could anyone eat on $1.25 a day? To try to understand how a family survives with only $1.25 per person, we talked to Michael Ndura, who works at the Cheshire Home for the Aged in Kenya. Read the article
- Other stories:
Photos from Butare, Rwnanda and the elderly that Michael's House helped with your donations. The joy of these elderly was indescribable. The comments by those receiving mattresses were especially poignant as some weep for joy:
"I can not imagine the kind of sleep I will sleep tonight and the rest of my life in a blanket on a mattress”” ....read more
2014 Golf Tournament
Michael's House extends our sincere thanks to Hawkins Electric and all of the sponsors and participants for yet another wonderfully successful Golf Tournament for the benefit of Michael's House. Seventy-seven golfers played at Whiskey Creek Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD in May and raised an estimated $12,000. Read more on The Hawkins Wire.
Read about our latest projects and feedback from the field. Articles include:
- THE IMPRISONED AGED Ė The Project at Masaka Prison
- Tricycles for Malawi
- News from Honduras- Meet "Abuela"
2014 marks our eleventh year of service to the destitute poor, we are astounded to be able to say that we have directly touched the lives of over 40,000 people. We are so proud of this and realize that we could only do it with your unfailing support.
This year we are presenting you with a problem for our destitute aged, particularly in Uganda, Rwanda and Togo. Our aged who thought they were permanently blind, but subsequently had the miracle of cataract surgery, now need light for the long dark hours alone and isolated. Learn more.
Our founder, Michael Craig, provides his perspective on the difference between being poor, which many of have been at some time in our life, and the destitute elderly in developing countries. See the article here
"We have made a commitment to hundreds of destitute elderly in third world countries who will fall between the cracks if we don't help them. We cannot renege on our promise. It is absolutely not an option.
During the current economic world crisis, the immediate need for Michael's House is to be able to continue to support our current daily expenses; food, shelter, pensions, medicines and surgeries. Recently, we have experienced a decrease in our donations at a time when the need and the cost of food in the countries we serve has increased dramatically to the point of catastrophe.
We desperately need your continued financial support so that we will be able to perform these daily "miracles' to support the most indigent of the world's elderly population.
Please give whatever you can afford and help us also by introducing our unique projects to your church, friends or workmates.
Volunteers from Michael's House Inc. are available to make a presentation to your group if it would help." - Michael Craig, Founder