Mission Together encourages children worldwide to care about mission through prayer, education and fundraising, and in this way to become missionaries themselves. Our unique motto is: "children helping children".
Mission Together's role in the UK is both educational and spiritual:
- We provide free materials for primary schools which teach children about other children living all over the world
- We encourage both prayer and fundraising to help children living in poverty overseas
- We promote Gospel values and the idea of a universal Church
- We enable children to be missionaries by reaching out on their behalf to where help is most needed.
Mission Together enables children in England and Wales to pray and fundraise for children overseas. Through their contributions, we carry out educational, medical and welfare projects around the world, helping to provide children with food, water, shelter, education and much more. For over 170 years, Mission Together has supported projects like schools, orphanages, street shelters, clinics and feeding programmes run by the Catholic Church in over 1,000 mission dioceses worldwide. Mission Together does a great deal of humanitarian work but our purpose is more than humanitarian aid or development. It is missionary; supporting the spiritual as well as physical wellbeing of children.
Using the Church's network makes Mission Together effective, far-reaching and secure. Aid is given where it is needed most and local needs are decided on a local level. With Mission Together's support, the local community can take ownership of their project and ultimately become self-sustaining.
We are proud to say that 98% of the money raised for Mission Together goes directly to projects overseas.
Mission Together is universal. While children in England and Wales pray and fundraise for children overseas, children around the world are also praying and sharing for others, in an amazing exchange of faith and friendship.
Through Mission Together, children can follow the example of Jesus by feeding the hungry with food and hope, giving the thirsty water and faith, caring for the sick with medicine and prayers, and welcoming strangers by seeing Christ in others.
Mission Together also offers free assemblies delivered by trained and experienced volunteers across England and Wales (subject to availability).