Missionary Childhood Association (MCA)

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The Missionary Childhood Association (MCA), formerly named Holy Childhood Association, was founded in 1843 to help children in the developing world.  Today, more than 150 years later, MCA continues to follow the founding vision of “children helping children.”  MCA endeavors to attain its ends through the united efforts of all Catholic children who are taught to recognize that sensitivity to others is an essential dimension of Christianity. 

MCA is unique to other organizations that assist children in that its primary aim is to encourage children to share their faith with children in the developing world through their prayers, personal sacrifices and financial offerings. 

Annually, more than one million young people, kindergarten through eighth grade, participate in MCA-sponsored programs in the United States through Catholic schools and parish religious education programs.

MCA cares for children regardless of their religious affiliation. 

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