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General

Who are we?
What programs does MannaRelief offer?
How can I get involved?
Giving: All you need to know about your donation.
Are international donations tax-deductible?
I know an orphanage/organization that could benefit from improved nutrition. What can I do?

The Blessing Program

What is the Blessing program?
What kind of nutritional support is available?
Are the products free? / How can I get funding?
How are the products delivered?
What is a Champion?

The Hope Program

What is the Hope program?
Does my child qualify?
What kind of nutritional support is available?
Are the products free? / How can I get funding?
Can I sponsor my own child? 
How are the products delivered? 
Will the products affect medications my child is prescribed?

Missions Trips

What is a MannaRelief Mission trip?
How many trips are taken each year?
How can I pay for my trip?
How do I fundraise for my trip?
What goes into the price of the trip?
How long does a trip last?
How are destinations determined?

About malnutrition: The problems and the solutions

What is malnutrition?
What causes a child to become malnourished?
Why aren't most relief foods correcting the problem?
What are some ways to help fight malnutrition?

Miscellaneous

How can I subscribe/unsubscribe from the MannaRelief newsletter?
Can I see past email campaigns from the MannaRelief newsletter?



 

General

Who are we?

Founded in 1999, MannaRelief is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization providing advanced nutrition to malnourished children and orphans around the world. Our mission is to bless orphans and children with the love of God through nutritional support designed to improve the quality of life and health.

What programs does MannaRelief offer?

MannaRelief offers two programs to assist the nutritional needs of children around the world: the Hope program and Blessing program.

Which countries has MannaRelief impacted so far?

MannaRelief has provided nutritional support to children in Albania, Antigua/West Indies, Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

How can I get involved?

There are many ways to get involved with MannaRelief. You can sponsor a child in the Hope program or an organization in the Blessing program. You can even go further and join us on a hands-on mission trip, where you'll get to directly interact and impact children in developing countries around the world. Visit our Get Involved page to see all opportunities >

Giving: All you need to know about your donation.

To donate by check: Send checks (we don't advise cash) to MannaRelief at: MannaRelief, P.O. Box 540669, Grand Prairie, TX 75054

To donate by phone: Call our office at (817) 557-8700. We're open Monday through Friday between 8:30am - 5:00pm C.S.T.

Online: Donating online is our easiest option. You may donate using any major credit card. All donations made on the MannaRelief website will be converted to USD. Check out all the ways to give here on our main donate page.

International donations: International donations are accepted, but only donations from within the U.S. are tax-deductible.

USD money orders: Collect donations in your currency, then mail a USD money order to MannaRelief at: MannaRelief, P.O. Box 540669, Grand Prairie, TX 75054. Money orders should be made payable to MannaRelief.

Foreign checks: At this time, we do not accept foreign checks.

Tax-deductibility: MannaRelief is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, and therefore, all donations are tax-deductible in the United States as allowed by law. All donors, online and offline, receive a tax receipt. One-time online donations are issued a tax receipt immediately by email. Please consult your tax preparer if sponsoring an immediate family member. The value of goods received should be deducted from the value of your donation to determine eligibility in accordance with IRS regulations. Donations made by mail, at an event, product donations, and all monthly giving will receive tax statements between January 1-31 of each year. Our 501(c)(3) status may not be provided to any sponsors or donors on our behalf without our written consent. 

Monthly donations/sponsorships: 
To modify or cancel your recurring donation at any time, call 817-557-8700 and we will be happy to assist you with your request.

All donations made to MannaRelief are non-refundable.

Upon receipt of funds that are not designated for a specific child in the Hope program or an organization in the Blessing program, MannaRelief reserves the right to use those funds wherever necessary. If a child in the Hope program or organization in the Blessing program is inactive for a period greater than twelve months, MannaRelief reserves the right to use the funding wherever necessary. 

For all other giving inquiries, please contact us at 817-557-8700 or accounting@mannarelief.org.

Are international donations tax-deductible?

International donations are accepted but, only donations from within the U.S. are tax-deductible.

I know an orphanage/organization that could benefit from improved nutrition. What can I do?

If you know of an orphanage or organization that can benefit from improved nutrition, please refer them to our Blessing resources page. There you will find the application process and the resources needed to get them enrolled in the Blessing program.
 
 

The Blessing Program

What is the Blessing program?

The Blessing program provides advanced nutrition to malnourished and at-risk children around the world. Nutritional support is delivered through mission trips, direct shipments, container drops, and by partnering with more than 800 life giving organizations all over the world. To date, more than 120,000 orphans and children are registered in the Blessing program.

What kind of nutritional support is available?

The Blessing program provides products formulated using whole food technology solutions.

Are the products free? / How can I get funding?

If you are in need of financial assistance, MannaRelief has various resources available to support your fundraising needs. Please call 817-557-8700 to speak to a representative, or send us an email at blessing@mannarelief.org to learn more.

How are products delivered?

Currently, international shipping may be available depending on the size of the orphanage/organization or the number of children represented by the orphanages/organizations within a country. If shipping is unavailable, nutritional support can be sent to a stateside contact to be carried over to the country of the orphanage/organization. Additional shipping methods are continually being researched.

What is a Champion?

A Champion can be any person that is in regular contact with an orphanage/organization to provide information and updates on behalf of the caregiver/director in charge of the orphanage/organization. In many cases, a Champion is needed when there are language barriers, time-zone differences, or when a caregiver/director of an orphanage/organization is working full-time to provide care for their children, therefore leaving them unable to provide information and updates in a timely manner.

 

The Hope Program

What is the Hope program?

The Hope program provides an integrative nutritional support program for at-risk children from birth through 18 years in North America and around the world. These children receive an extensive supply of nutritional supplements designed to help support their immune systems to provide the best quality of life results. To date, more than 9,000 children have participated in the Hope program.

Does my child qualify?

Any child from birth to 18 years of age in North America that is in need of an integrative nutritional and immune system support program can qualify for the Hope program. You may apply online, download an application, or call 817-557-8700. Once your application has been submitted, a Hope representative will review your application and contact you shortly.

What kind of nutritional support is available?

After successfully enrolling in the Hope program, a recommendation will be assigned with products based on whole food technology solutions. During the six month program, each child receives three shipments, one shipment every two months, which includes a sixty day supply of nutritional support. 

Are the products free? / How can I get funding?

Sponsorship can come from many different sources such as family, friends, co-workers, churches, schools, local businesses and fundraising. Donations may be made by check, credit card, or electronic bank withdrawal. We offer auto-renewal for those sponsoring by credit card or electronic bank withdrawal. Generally, donations for sponsorship are tax deductible. The cost of sponsorship can be found here >

Can I sponsor my own child?

Absolutely! Anyone can contribute to your child's nutritional needs.

How are products delivered?

?MannaRelief only ships to U.S. and Canadian contacts and addresses. If the recipient lives in a country other than the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa, someone within the US or Canada must be responsible for receiving the product from MannaRelief and then shipping the product to the child and their country of residence.
In the U.S., shipments are made via UPS and USPS. In Canada, shipments are made via Canada Post or Purolator. ?All products are shipped directly to the child's address and may only be consumed by the child enrolled in the Hope program.

Will the products affect medications my child is prescribed?

If your child is pregnant, nursing, taking medications, has a health condition, or is planning a medical procedure, it is always best to consult their health professional before use. Please discontinue use and consult a doctor if any adverse reaction occurs after taking the products.
 
 

Mission Trips

What is a MannaRelief Mission trip?

We're partnered with more than 800 life giving organizations around the world. Some of these organizations, such as gypsy camps and villages, are in extremely difficult to reach places - places we are unable to ship directly to. While not always the case for taking a mission trip, the only way to reach children in these hard to reach places is to physically go there. While there, we also take the time to carefully educate Caregivers on nutrition, how to use the solutions we provide and good etiquette for extended storage.

Mission trips not only provide a means of getting nutritional products to children in need, but they give us the opportunity to directly interact with the children we seek to help. Volunteer team members have the opportunity to take a small glimpse of what it's like to live life as an orphan. This also gives us the opportunity to bring a smile to a child's face, whether it is giving them a toy, sharing a story, playing music, singing songs, putting on a puppet show, or simply giving them a hug.

How many trips are taken each year?

Each year brings unique opportunities. We always try to organize at least one trip per year.

How can I pay for my trip?

Please refer to the giving guidelines above to pay for your trip in full, make installment payments, or provide sponsors a form of payment.

How do I fundraise for my trip?

The absolute best way to fundraise for your trip is to share your passion and enthusiasm for making a difference with your family, friends, co-workers, church family, school and local businesses.

What goes into the price of the trip?

When determining the price of a mission trip, we include hotel accommodations, three meals a day, ground travel expenses and excursion activities. Airfare cost is excluded from the price of the trip due to changing airline pricing based on when a flight is booked.

How long does a trip last?

A mission trip can last anywhere from 5 to 14 days.

How are destinations determined?

We choose trip destinations based on general interest from our support base, country history and partner contacts.


About malnutrition: The problems and the solutions.

What is malnutrition?

Malnutrition is caused by an improper or insufficient diet. It is most often referred to as under-nutrition resulting from inadequate consumption, poor absorption, or excessive loss of nutrients. Malnutrition greatly weakens the body’s immune system, which can lead to extreme consequences. Orphans are particulary vulnerable to the devastating effects of malnutrition.

What causes a child to become malnourished?

Children become malnourished when they don't receive the adequate nutrients their bodies need to maintain health. 

Why aren't most relief foods correcting the problem?

Current food programs are mainly cereal-based and lack many of the nutrients young children need. According to the international relief organization, Doctors Without Borders, food is not enough. In fact, these fortified, blended flours no longer meet the minimum nutritional criteria for young children set by experts at the World Health Organization. In other words, filling a child's stomach not only fails to correct the problem, but it serves as only a temporary fix to a much bigger problem.

What are some ways to help fight malnutrition?

Experts agree that proper nutrition supports the body’s ability to defend against disease and illness. Children suffering from malnutrition need more natural, nutrient-dense foods to best support their nutritional needs. Recent advancements in hydroponically grown vegetables are an example of how science can provide new sources of standardized, plant-based nutrients that can meet this need. MannaRelief can supply children with Whole Food Nutrition, a new multivitamin and mineral blend based on whole food technology solutions that can be added to virtually any type of daily meal. Now, every child can get the nutrient support they deserve.

 

Miscellaneous

How can I subscribe/unsubscribe from the MannaRelief newsletter?

You can subscribe to our newsletter here. To unsubscribe, click here.

Can I see past email campaigns from the MannaRelief newsletter?

You can view past email campaigns from the MannaRelief newsletter here.
 

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