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Maryland Residents Vote for New Governor in 2022

June 22, 2022

Did you know 2022 is the year when Marylanders will vote for a new Governor?
The Primary Election Day for Governor is July 19, 2022. Vote in person on primary election day at your assigned polling place.

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Remedial English and Math Class to Begin Soon

June 22, 2022

Anyone in need of sharpening their English and Math skills will want to sign up for this class. Class begins on Monday, June 27th at 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon and runs through Thursday, June 30th. This four-day course will offer the participant a refresher on basic English and math Skills. This class is taught by Youth Leadership Skills, an organization that designs and executes work readiness programs for youth ages 15+.

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Turning Theory into Action, Graduate Student Terran Potter Makes an Impact

June 16, 2022

Terran Potter is a summer intern at Mission of Love Charities. Prior to his present role, he was a student at Saint Mary’s College, where he obtained his B.S. in Psychology and Political Science. Potter is currently a graduate student at George Washington University, studying Public Administration.

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University of Maryland Paid Research Study for Black and Latina a/x LGBTQ+

June 15, 2022

The University of Maryland Prevention Research Center is looking for Black and Latino a/x LGBTQ+ individuals to participate in a paid research study. The first step is to fill out a 5-10 minute survey to see if the participant is eligible. If eligible, the person will be contacted by a member of the University of Maryland research team to schedule a focus group. The focus group will help promote the health and wellness of the LGBTQ+ community in Maryland.

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Mission of Love Charities Named to Prestigious Catalogue for Philanthropy

June 10, 2022

Capitol Heights, Md. – Mission of Love Charities, the Capitol Heights nonprofit focusing on providing basic needs, workforce development and job training for very low-income individuals and families, has been chosen to be included in the 2022-2023 Catalogue for Philanthropy.

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There’s Always a Tactic to Get Individuals Off the Street

June 6, 2022

Gregory Torrence, also known as ‘Buck,’ is familiar with working with the homeless population. While working at Mission of Love Charities (MOLC) as a Case Manager, he also works as a Community Health Worker for Sharing Love and Kindness Health Services (SLK) a collaborating partner of MOLC. “I go right into the Lion’s Den,” says Torrence, who finds HIV positive individuals at the liquor stores in the area, congregating and injecting drugs out back. He is there to perform HIV testing, but uses a grab bag of food or a gift card to Subway to convince people to test. And, they do! “There’s always a tactic,” says Torrence. HIV Positive individuals are helped immediately with health care and food. They are given transportation to the Aids Health Foundation, where they receive what they need.

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New Trailer

June 5, 2022

This trailer is just the beginning of our effort to produce an inspiring "short documentary" telling the story of Mission of Love Charities and its good work in the community helping the most needy people among us.

Please consider helping us get a complete "short documentary" done by making a donation to the Mission of Love Charities, with the money earmarked to support the video.

Thanks for caring about Mission of Love Charities and the dear people we serve.

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Event and Meeting Planning Boot Camp

February 7, 2022

Continuing our efforts to provide training and workforce development for our community, Mission of Love Charities is currently hosting a six-week Event and Meeting Planning Bootcamp led by Ingrid Raboteau. This dynamic biweekly class meets at 6PM every Tuesday and Thursday until March 3rd. At every class, students are joined by industry experts who provide in-depth knowledge and tools for starting a career as an Event and Meeting planner.

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5 Ways You Can Help Support Mission of Love Charities

January 28, 2022

Can you believe that January is almost over?! Time seems to be flying by and that’s why we wanted to take a quick moment to remind you about two of the Mission of Love Charities’ new year’s resolutions for 2022. First, we are committed to increasing awareness of our workforce development programs and food & basic needs services as they are the foundation of our organization. Secondly, we are focused on empowering, educating, and advocating for MORE low-income individuals and families in order to diminish poverty in our community. But we need help! That is why we created this list of 5 ways that you can help us achieve our goals and uplift the community.

Become a monthly donor to MOLC.
Workforce development programs help to provide our clients with the educational tools to enter the workforce or the reskilling to pursue a new career. Your monthly donation will help bring new classes to our roster and offer them free of charge to those in need. No amount is too small!

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Helping Through SNAP

January 27, 2022

Did you know that in the United States, more than 42 million people are affected by food insecurity? Yes, that is a startling fact but when you also consider that 1 in 6 children going hungry every day—the situation becomes dire. We, at Mission of Love Charities (MOLC), are committed to making a difference to alleviate food insecurity in our community.

In 2019, MOLC became a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application center. We understand that SNAP applicants and recipients are those with the greatest need in our community. On a national level, participants in the program are mostly children, elderly persons, or individuals with a disability.

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Financial Literacy

January 4, 2022

The Mission of Love Charities will assist and teach clients to learn and understand the skills and knowledge to cope with personal financial matters, so they can fulfill and attain their personal, family, and community goals to be self-sustaining and successful financially.

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Mission of Love Charities’ Job Training Program Presents A Meetings & Events Planning Course

August 6, 2021

Since earlier this year, the Mission of Love Charities Workforce Development and Job Training Program has offered a six-week Meetings and Events Planning Course. The course provides the principles and essential concepts for all phases of planning a meeting or special event. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certification that they are trained to manage meetings and special events.

In the course, Teacher Ingrid Shumate, who is an experienced professional meetings and special events planner, leads the students through an in-depth understanding of the process of setting up large-scale meetings and special events, contract negotiations, contract language, travel planning and innovative techniques that are necessary when planning a meeting in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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High School Volunteers Learn Urban Gardening At Mission of Love Charities

July 30, 2021

This summer, eight high school students came to Mission of Love Charities to volunteer and work for five weeks as a part of the Prince George’s County Summer Youth Enrichment Program.

They came to the Mission to learn job-related skills, gain exposure to a professional environment and contribute to the everyday operations of the nonprofit that provides the basic needs of food, financial assistance for housing costs and job training to homeless and very low-income people in the community.

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Get Vaccinated at Mission of Love Charities!

July 8, 2021

Do you want to get vaccinated so you can get back to great things? If so, come to Mission of Love Charities, Inc. on July 24th for your first dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 cases are rising again due to the new Delta variant so it is important to protect yourself and your loved ones by receiving the vaccine. Our vaccine clinic will be the ideal opportunity for your and your family to get vaccinated and get back to having fun!

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LGBT Pride Month

June 30, 2021

Before June takes a bow, we must give homage to this historical month. Why? Because June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

What is Pride Month, you ask? It is a designated time to commemorate the struggles and celebrate the presence of the LGBTQ+ community. Specifically, Pride Month is in June to recognize the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

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Interview with the Colombian Embassy

June 21, 2021

On May 27, Mission of Love Charities' Lead Case Manager Yessica Molina spoke with the Colombian Embassy in the U.S. about how MOLC can support Colombians who resettle in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

En mayo 27 del 2021, la administradora de casos Yessica Moina, fue invitada por la embajada colombiana a un facebook live para hablar acerca de los servicios que Mission Of Love Charities tiene disponible para los colombianos que residen en el área de Washington D.C.

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Juneteenth

June 19, 2021

Mission of Love Charities joins the many people in the community in celebrating this year's Juneteenth Holiday. While we have celebrated this "Freedom Day" for years, this year's celebration takes on new, added significance because the U.S. Congress and President Joseph Biden have made this day an official U.S. Holiday. Thank you President Biden and thank you members of Congress for this important recognition.

And Happy Juneteenth from the committed people at Mission of Love Charities.

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Staff Retreat: Team Work

June 15, 2021

This week, our staff took a three-day retreat to eastern Maryland to sharpen our workplace skills, grow as a team, and take a moment to breathe. Sixteen months into the pandemic and our team has not stopped. Mission of Love Charities’ ten frontline staff has remained diligent and ready to serve the community. Today, the US vaccination rates are on the rise. On the other side, people hit hardest by COVID-19 are seeing unemployment benefits and rental assistance funding end. In light of this, we anticipate seeing an upsurge in client cases in the coming months.

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Occupational Safety and Health Training Course: Session I

June 1, 2021

Mission of Love Charities’s motto is to empower, educate, and advocate for low-income individuals in our community. As part of its mission, it provides workforce development training to help people gain job-related skills, boost their employability, and gain economic stability. With this in mind, MOLC established its inaugural OSHA Training course which kicked off April 6, 2021. Five dedicated students learned about OSHA standards, policies, and procedures to work in general industry and the most hazardous positions.

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Brochure

April 12, 2021

We are proud to present our new brochure. Please feel free to share it with your friends and family. We are here to help, empower, educate and train as well as serve as an advocate for low-income individuals and families in our community.

We couldn't do this without your support!

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Workforce Development

April 3, 2021

Since 1991, the Mission of Love Charities has persisted in its commitment to serve the most needy people of the Prince George’s County, Maryland, community. The Mission does so by providing basic needs such as food, financial assistance for housing and utilities, furniture, and other services. Now, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for these services has increased dramatically.

Most people in need have lost their jobs because of the pandemic, and it is unlikely that they will get those jobs back. With a new strategic priority on Workforce Development, the Mission of Love Charitiesis preparing itself to support this demographic, now and in the future. Providing people with the training to help them get back on their feet economically is perhaps the best long-term solution to their situation. The Workforce Development program will provide training addressing issues related to the causes of disinterest in seeking employment and offer tips and tools that will allow people to confidently and successfully seek employment.

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The Creation of a Sponsors Council

March 5, 2021

The mission of Mission of Love Charities has always been to serve homeless and low-income families and individuals in the community.

Mission of Love Charities programs and services provide basic needs assistance in the form of food, financial assistance for rent and other housing costs, clothing, furniture, showers, laundry, computer access. Mission of Love Charities is also planning on re-instituting its Workforce Development program.

Everyone served shows proof that they are at or below 150% of federal poverty guidelines. These are poor needy people.

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Mission of Love has the following goals for FY2021

January 1, 2021

  • Providing 1,800+ individuals and families with clothing and furniture needs.
  • Providing 4,600 families with food through its new food pantry
  • Screening 1000 + families and individuals seeking financial assistance for rent and security deposit.
  • Providing meals to at least 500 homeless individuals at its day Center
  • Providing 250 families with back-to-school supplies and backpacks;
  • Providing 200 homeless individuals with snacks and toiletries
  • Providing 250 families with Thanksgiving food baskets;
  • Providing 250 families with Christmas food baskets; and
  • Providing 200 families with new toys for Christmas.

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