The Emiliani Project is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and nurturing abused and abandoned children.
Our mission is to protect, nurture and educate abandoned children so that they are able to live healthy and fulfilling lives, from childhood through early adulthood. We achieve this mission by ensuring that all of our children’s needs are met. This includes a home, nutritious meals, formal education, medical care, counseling, and a loving and caring environment. We work with all children in need, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or gender.
The Emiliani Project takes its namesake from Saint Jerome Emiliani. The patron saint of orphaned and abandoned children. He lived in Northern Italy in the late 900’s and fought in the Venetian War. He was captured during a battle and imprisoned for 10 years. During that time, he developed a great devotion to Our Blessed Mother. One day, he escaped prison and became a priest and started a religious order called The Somascan Fathers. He dedicated the remainder of his life helping the children who were orphaned from the war he participated in by building shelters and schools for them. He inevitably died by contracting a disease from the children he was helping.
The founders of The Emiliani Project have similar qualities of St. Emiliani. They are all U.S. Veterans who served overseas, all lacked faith at some point of their lives and have a deep desire to help children.
The Emiliani Project maximizes the direct benefit of all donations. We highly encourage our donors and volunteers to be directly involved with our projects. Members of The Emiliani Project Board of Directors do not receive compensation of any kind. They are volunteers. 100% of your donation goes directly to our project!!