Children Helping Children
‘Children Helping Children’ is the motto of The Society of Missionary Children worldwide.
The Society was founded in 1843 in Nancy, France and has been active in Ireland since 1853. Since then it has spread throughout the world and there are children participating in over 100 countries around the globe. This makes the Society the oldest and largest children’s charity in the world. Missionary Children encourages children around the world to pray together for each other and for children living in poverty and fear. It also encourages children to share whatever they can, no matter how little, to help with the material needs of their brothers and sisters in need. Each year, the Society helps more than 5 million children in thousands of projects scattered throughout the developing world. It is the official children’s charity of the Catholic Church worldwide.
In Ireland, it comes under the auspices of The Episcopal Conference of Ireland. Missionary Children brings aid to children of all faiths and no faith and children’s religions are respected in the projects. The projects are run by Missionaries and dedicated Christians who know the value of every cent they receive and make every cent count. Happily, they are in a position to send every cent/penny donated by Irish children out to their projects. They follow up on each project and insist on reports and photographs of how they have used the donations from Irish children.
Jackie Pallas is the National Secretary in Ireland. She came to visit our school in June 2013 to thank the children personally for their generous contributions over many years. St. Evin's School is affiliated to The Irish Society of Missionary Children.