Three Grains of Rice Missions is a 501(c)(3) corporation that was created in July 2016 to cultivate lifelong relationships between society and non-profit organizations by connecting people to volunteer opportunities. Our mission is to energize society to embrace social responsibility and personal accountability for the well-being of those in need. Our passion is ending homelessness, empowering women and nurturing our youth through awareness, volunteerism, education, personal interaction and the organization of projects and activities within our local community and abroad.
I came from La Maya, Cuba at the age of 14. After experiencing the devastation of war and communism. I was born in the US during one of my parents many trips to the US – I lived here a very short time. I consider myself originally from Cuban. Let’s not focus on where I was born – rather where I came from.
While 90% of what we do is in Northeast Florida, we have leveraged the power of relationships that have strong front-line connections internationally. Over a million dollars in medical supplies were shipped to Cuba, two thousand pairs of shoes were shipped to the Caribbean and central America, 20 IPODS were provided to enhance the educational level in Nicaragua, food, medical supplies and vitamins have been shared with Haiti, Colombia, Guatemala and Nicaragua. We currently have four soccer programs in the Ghettos of Cali, Colombia to Sheppard young people away from gang violence.
News and Updates
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.