The mission work done here is the apostolate side of Ave Maria's Circle. Our focus is to make and ship mission rosaries to third world countries as that is where we feel called by the Holy Family to help.
Depending on the volume of donations we receive and the amount of money we can afford to use out of our own pocket, we ship boxes of 100 rosaries plus any small and light Sacramentals and prayer cards we accumulate during the year as often as funds permit.
If you would like to be a part of this, we do welcome donations and your name would be included (unless you specify otherwise) on the note inside the box shipped out. If/when we receive a letter of thanks to let us know the package has been received, we try to send a copy to those who gave donations of $25 or more to that shipment so they can share in the happy news. Not to worry, your address will not be included, so they will not attempt to contact you for donations directly.
We are not a charitable organization, so donations are not tax deductible. That needs to be made clear. We do this out of charity ourselves and can not afford all the costs involved in becoming a registered charity and so there will not be a donation receipt or deduction available. Your repayment will be from God through the prayers of the very grateful recipients.
If you are a rosary maker and are looking for legitimate addresses to send your finished rosaries, the only place we know of that has paid staff to verify each address is Our Lady's Rosary Makers in Kentucky, USA. Become a member and you will receive a newsletter bimonthly with bonafide addresses to send your rosaries to.
God bless you and all your loved ones.
Debbie Van den Brandt