How Your Gifts are Spent
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate serve the poor in the U.S. and more than 60 countries throughout the world. These are just a few of the ways your gifts support our ministries.
Your gifts support retired Missionary Oblate priests and brothers:
- $25 can supply personal hygiene items for one month.
- $50 can provide transportation needs for one month.
- $100 can cover prescriptions not paid by insurance for one month.
- $200 can cover the cost of supplemental medical insurance for one month.
- $300 can provide food for one month.
Your gifts also help the poor people of Zambia:
- $50 can build a home. These simple shelters are built with the following materials: $24 for four bags of cement, $6 for poles, $6 for grass, $6 for mud and $8 for labor.
- $20 allows a young woman to live for a year in a dormitory built by the Oblates so she can attend high school.
- $1 can provide a month’s supply of water.
Your gifts make a difference in Tijuana, Mexico:
- $10-$40 can provide medicine to those who can’t afford it.
- $12 can allow one visit to the psychologist or psychiatrist.
- $14 would allow one person to visit the doctor or dentist.
- $20 - $30 can feed one family for a month.
- $50 can provide school supplies for a grade school or middle school student.
- $260 can cover the enrollment fees for high school level studies for one year.
- $700 can pay for the plywood, tar, nails, tar paper and shingles for a home’s roof.
- $1,000 can provide an education for a special-needs child for one year.
- $1,500 can allow the Oblates to set up a portable classroom near a chapel.