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How we got Started

Arthur McCluskey Foundation is the new name for St Joseph & The Helpers Charity (UK) Limited which was established in the U.K in November 2004 by Arthur McCluskey and fellow directors. It was set up to help the people of Bosnia Herzegovina to rebuild their lives following the cruel Yugoslav war of ‘92 – ‘95 when over 100,000 people were killed and at least two million (half the population) were made homeless. We aim to relieve poverty and advance education whilst respecting varying religions and cultures.

The Mother Krispina Shelter/Women's Refuge in Medjugorje, which cares for victims of domestic abuse and young pregnant girls, is in financial need. With no pilgrim groups visiting them, they have very little income. Click on the link for a tour of the facility. youtu.be/rUoLerwAci0 If you can help, please donate at arthurmc.com/donate-now/ ... See MoreSee Less

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The Kay Centre/Women's Refuge has survived over 20 years thanks to the generosity of pilgrims to Medjugorje. The pandemic has changed everything. The Franciscan Sisters and Lay Staff were living in fear of closure, as they were unable to pay bills and salaries. Can you help them to survive?

Please support by clicking on the link: arthurmc.com/donate-now/

Fr Ray Kelly supports this project and you can listen to him on the attached video. We hope you will enjoy him singing "Everybody Hurts" and "When a Child is Born"
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The Women's Refuge in Medjugorje (called Mother Krispina or the Kay Centar) is in danger of closure with debts of over €4,000 in utility bills alone. As in other parts of the world, domestic abuse has increased so the facility is more important than ever.

Sr Leopoldina, the staff, women and children at the Refuge are very grateful for your help. In thanksgiving, they walked to the Blue Cross to plant a shrub close to Our Lady's Statue.

They had been praying a novena by the statue every evening and on the last day, they received our first donation. They cannot believe the goodness of Our Lord and His Blessed Mother - and our donors, of course.

Please click arthurmc.com/donate-now/ if you would like to support them. We hope that you enjoy the photographs of Sr Leopoldina using a pickaxe to plant the shrub amongst the rocks!

That shrub is in a holy place in thanksgiving to you for helping these women and children. Thank you for your kindness.
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PLEASE SHARE: MOTHER KRISPINA (Women’s Refuge, Medjugorje).

Supporting victims of domestic abuse. Caring for young girls through pregnancy and safe delivery. Saving lives of the unborn.

Arthur McCluskey Foundation has been asked if we can find some support so this Refuge can survive. Please read their leaflet to see the wonderful work they have been doing over the last 20 years - preventing terminations and enabling mothers to keep their babies or have them adopted.

Then came the pandemic. The past six months have been extremely difficult. Currently there are ten women and four children living in the community but the future looks extremely difficult and they are in danger of closure.

Fr Svet wrote to encourage our support and said: "Do what you can do and do it with the love of God for those who are most in need". Those words are for all of you who read this post.

Please donate at arthurmc.com/donate-now/ - choose “Women’s Refuge Medjugorje” from the dropbox. The Refuge team say “Every little drop in the Ocean of God’s love is precious”.

Every little donation that you can spare will help them survive. They need YOUR help! Thank you. Life is precious.

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