What Is The MMFCI?
Here's some more history about the Miraculous Medal Family Center, Incorporated or simply known as MMFCI.
The Miraculous Medal Family Center Incorporated (MMFCI) was organized by Fr. Victor Elia, C.M. on May 16, 1984. It is run by the local community of the Congregation of the Mission in Sucat, Muntinlupa City, with the help of the Daughters of Charity, social workers and other staff.
The MMFCI was established as a counterpart project for the Christian Children’s Fund (CCF). The CCF provided foreign funding for the education of the poor children residing in the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal National Shrine Parish in Sucat, Muntinlupa City, as well as livelihood support for their families. The CCF program lasted 10 years and benefitted some 400 families.
To keep MMFCI viable, it was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a non-profit corporation in 1993. The registration gave it legal personality to solicit funds from parishioners, institutional benefactors like SVFCA, VINCE of Japan and the Embassies of Australia and Finland, and government agencies like the DSWD, DOLE, and the PCSO.
In 2001, having been accredited by the DSWD, the MMFCI also became a local implementor of a project of the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA), a humanitarian organization based in Kansas, U.S.A. that help people break through the bonds of poverty. CFCA, now known as UNBOUND, has partnered with MMFCI to provide educational assistance to students, skills training, livelihood programs and to assist the elderly.
The MMFCI continues to help families living in poverty by connecting them with generous sponsors. Benefits and services provided through sponsorship are personalized according to the needs of the family and may include: food, school uniforms, school supplies, tuition or other school fees, clothing, medical and dental care, livelihood initiatives, literacy training for adults, Christmas and birthday celebrations and social outings and assistance for the elderly.