Cultivating Hope to Harvest Love

(What We’ve Done)

Cultivating Hope to Harvest Love (What We’ve Done)

Soccer program we support in Diez Caballos Cuba

Three Grains of Rice reaps what it sows, and the harvest grows bountiful with time. We began assisting women’s shelters in Jacksonville FL., but soon expanded into overseas missions.

Leveraging our volunteer teams, 17 homes have been upgraded and 4 apartments were built for the St. John’s Homeless Coalition in St. Augustine Florida. The Trinity Baptist Women and Children – over 28 rooms were painted and repaired. The Hogar Crea drug and alcohol addiction center was updated with new facility enclosure. What a joy to provide mothers and children with an opportunity to get away from their shelter to be a family again going to the Zoo, attending a baseball game or a football game. What a blessing to be able to distribute several hundred pallets of food to individuals and organizations in need – to provide coats and hoopties during very cold weather to those that call the streets of Jacksonville home. And much more. These could not be done without our dedicated army of volunteers.

Our international missions have certainly increased by leveraging our partnerships with other organizations. To-date, we have provided food, medical supplies, vitamins, toys, school supplies, IPODS and clothing to our international partners. Philippines, Guatemala, Haiti, Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Cuba. Recently a sizeable shipment of medical and mobility devices was shipped to Ukraine. Cuba has been an area of focus where we donated 67,000 face mask and an overall total of $1.5 million in medical supplies. The four soccer programs which we have initiated in Cali, Colombia has been instrumental in redirecting the lives of young people.

Ongoing Needs

 

  • Mobility devices for the elderly and school supplies. 
  • Philippines: Vitamins (adults/children)
  • Haiti and Guatemala: Pasta, rice, beans, hygiene items, vitamins, over the counter medications, first aid supplies, school supplies
  • Cali, Colombia: Soccer balls, uniforms to outfit 4 programs, school supplies and clothing for small children
  • Honduras: soccer balls
  • Nicaragua: School supplies
  • Cuba: Bags of rice, beans, over the counter medications, baseball, soccer equipment

Note: On their current website they have a list of items needed rather than specific items for each country. We are including that in the event you want that.

Sports Equipment

  • Soccer, baseball, volleyball equipment

Senior Center

Puzzles, dominoes, Crochet yarn, needles

Medical Supplies: latex gloves, face masks, Covid-19 kits, surgical gowns
  • OTC meds: Aspirin, Tylenol (Acetaminophen), Advil (Ibuprofen), Allergy/sinus meds
  • Diabetic supplies
  • First aid supplies
  • Oral hygiene: Tooth brushes, toothpaste

Sowing Hope to Harvest Love (Donations)

Donations of any type assist us in our mission to sow seeds of hope. We thank you for your prayerful consideration in donating to Three Grains of Rice.

  • In-kind donations of new or gently used items for specific projects
  • Financial support for community outreach expenses
  • Donations for specific projects or activities of your choice
  • Donations for General Outreach Fund

Harvesting Love (Volunteering)

We’re looking for those with a heart to serve and help others, who desire to sow seeds of hope where none exists.

  • Whether it be assistance for an outreach project, a missions trip, or administrative help, we appreciate your support.
  • Aurora’s Crafting and Storybook Nook.

The Future is Our Harvest

  • Local to the greater Northeast Florida area
  • National-partnering. with other non-profits in different states.
  • International-collaborating with NGOs, and non-profits worldwide.

News and Updates

COVID-19 UPDATE

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the health and well-being of so many of our brothers and sisters here at home as well as around the world. There is great concern about the economic and emotional impact that will stay with us for many months to come. While restrictions and stay at home orders were necessary to stop the spread of this virus, many of our neighbors are now facing financial burdens and are struggling to put food on the table.

FOOD DRIVE 2020

Everyone has felt the impact of COVID-19 in one way or another. For some, this impact was the loss of a job causing a financial hardship. For those that call the streets home, organizations and volunteers were not able to help with food and necessities as they did before the pandemic. As our city continues to “re-open” and we all adjust to a new way of life (or a new normal), Three Grains of Rice Missions is committed to helping those who are struggling.

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