Mindful Mission Kids

“To Whom Much Is Given Much Is Required.” (Luke 12:48). These are indeed trying times, Covid-19 has impacted all of our lives in unimaginable ways, especially hitting hard children and families that were already vulnerable prior to the pandemic. The underserved communities and families that are assisted by nonprofit Mindful Missions need our help now more than ever. Mindful Missions provides a free therapeutic afterschool program for approximately 192 kids in York and Rock Hill SC, two of South Carolinas’ most impoverished communities. This program allows children from low-income families of mostly single mothers to enjoy educational and fun recreational programs FREE of charge. These children also receive much needed on-site mental health counseling from licensed clinicians they otherwise would not have access to. Some are victims of unimaginable life challenges while some are from otherwise loving homes that are simply suffering financial struggles. Currently Mindful Missions in addition to their normal afterschool program is also hosting a fulltime virtual classroom for those same children whose parents are simply not equipped to provide a successful at home virtual learning environment during this pandemic. Most of these kids are already at risk of failing and performing below grade level in reading, writing and math and without the help of a program like Mindful Missions will only fall even further behind. 

Upon speaking with the program’s operator Ms. Tonja Little who the kids affectionately call “Momma Tonja”  and listening to just how passionate and committed she is to helping these children and families I simply knew we all have to do more. Ms. Little literally will give the shirt off her back to help these children, OUR children, exposing them to the arts, yoga and meditation, educational and recreational activities, wonderful programs they would not otherwise be able to enjoy. Her goal is to “Allow them to imagine their lives BEYOND their current circumstances.”  She even drives one of the buses that picks up the kids from school and drops them off at their homes each day, allowing the parents to work their jobs and provide the safe haven so desperately needed by these kids.

The organization is a nonprofit and is heavily reliant on volunteers and donations to stay afloat! Each child needs school supplies, snacks, playground equipment, Covid-19 PPE, etc… Please consider giving any way you can, with your assistance Mindful Missions can continue to provide children and communities with life changing programs!  Any offering is greatly appreciated. Thank You!

Donations

  • MICHAEL BASKIN 
    • $500 
    • 28 d
  • Tayja Walls 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Laura Ceasar 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Jasmine Scheitler 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Chann Little 
    • $155 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Fredrica Kirksey 
Organizer
Charlotte, NC
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