The Mantis Foundation. Give Buckets of Hope
There is no better time to give than now.
This year, let's pause for one minute. Let's take a minute to think about everything we have and be thankful, not taking one thing for granted. Then let's change someone's life forever by helping those who need it most.
If you really want to make a difference in the world, let's give in such a way that people's lives are changed forever. In all your 2021 giving, please remember to support the Mantis Foundation with a gift that will fill our buckets of hope. Pick your bucket and get involved either by a simple donation or volunteer.
Do you know someone affected by the Opioid addiction crisis? Do you have a friend or relative who is an addict? Do you know someone who is dealing with this issue in their life? More than 200 people in the United States alone die every day from drug overdose. Over 2 million people every year visit the emergency room nationwide due to drug abuse and over 5000 every single day. Over 23 million people have illicit drug addiction or alcohol abuse problems in this country and only about 11.5% of them get the help they need. The Mantis Foundation helps more people every day to get help.Read More
Trafficking involves transporting someone into a situation of exploitation. Globally there are between 20 and 40 million people in modern slavery today and so many more that we don't even know about. It's estimated that internationally, only about .04% survivors of human trafficking cases are discovered and most are never identified. Global profits exceed $150 billion/year. Many enslaved people are women and girls, but men and boys are not exempt and account for almost 30%. Over half the trafficking cases are children. Many of whom come from the foster care system. The Mantis Foundation provides education and resources to help reduce this problem through awareness.Read More
During the Covid 19 Pandemic, other countries, especially in 3rd world developing areas are locked down. In these countries, being locked down and unable to work means there is no provision for families. They don't have unemployment benefits or social services, EBT, or welfare benefits. They simply have no money to eat. This is a tragedy in our world and those of us who have resources can help reduce starvation by contributing our dollars to these areas to purchase and deliver food. Help us Provide Hope for the Least of These.Read More
“Everyone has thoughts, ideas, or visions to do something that impacts the world. Until those concepts are put into action, what good are they? How will one actually accomplish these goals unless it is acted upon?” – Sharon Pelusio
For Sharon, that idea was solidified when she took part in a Medical Missions trip to Pune, India in January 2019. Sharon experienced firsthand the devastating effects of poverty, and the systemic nature of generational hopelessness endured by hundreds of thousands of people in Pune alone. They are without hope. Lacking many of the resources we take for granted here at home. Basic human needs like clothing, food, and shelter are difficult to come by. There is no education for many people. Human trafficking is common.
Medical treatment and healthcare exist only for the wealthy. Basic medicines and hygienic products are not available to much of the population. Sharon’s heart broke for these people and she knew this was where she must affect change.