On Saturday October 6th Starting at the Shannon located at 106 1st Street in Hoboken, NJ the 4th Annual Hoboken’s Amazing Race will commence at 12 noon. This annual event consists of teams of two in a game that encompasses athleticism, Trivia and Strategy. The cost is $25 person before September 22nd and $30 per person afterwards. Search Hoboken’s Amazing Race on Facebook for more details.
Note that all proceeds go directly to Mustard Seed Communities, towards the care of Jamaica’s disabled orphans.
About Mustard Seed Communities (MSC):
MSC is a non-profit community development organization that began in 1978 as a home for children who had been abandoned or orphaned to the streets of Jamaica. Thirty years later, they care for over 600 children in 14 communities, throughout four nations. Every day, they strive to meet the growing needs of the most vulnerable members of our society by improving the economic, social and spiritual conditions of the communities they serve. MSC is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of disabled and abandoned children, children with HIV/AIDS and teenagers who are pregnant and alone. Examples of the programs that serve these populations include: the Dare to Care program, providing homes, education and medical care for 100 orphans with HIV/AIDS; the Christ in the Garbage Ministry, in both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, which encompasses a feeding program, a sewing and baking center to teach life skills and a school; and sustainable living communities for children and young adults with physical and mental disabilities.
Mission of MSC USA:
Mustard Seed Communities, USA exists to financially and spiritually support Mustard Seed Communities International. Established in 1996 as a 501(c)(3) corporation, their goal is to improve the economic, social and spiritual conditions of the communities that they serve throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and Africa. Mustard Seed Communities, USA sends volunteers, donated goods and money to the countries that they serve and provides support for the various economic initiatives established in these countries.
They are a team of young adults from Hoboken and the greater NY Area traveling to Jamaica for the eighth time in November 2012 to work with the children and caregivers of Mustard Seed Communities. Any and all support that they can provide these children along with their incredible caregivers and administrators is greatly appreciated. They have been lucky in their lives to have what they have, and they are so privileged to spend time with the people of Mustard Seed and share their love with them.