Want new ways for
your parishioners to walk
with families in need?

Our priest preaches at your weekend masses, presiding or concelebrating and is available to assist with your pastoral needs. Our priest offers a gentle invitation to parishioners to look at folders of individuals waiting for sponsorship after mass in the vestibule. There is no cost to your parish. No collections are taken and no envelopes are left behind.

When your parishioners sponsor a child, youth or elder through Unbound, they will:

  • Live out the Gospel call to walk in solidarity with those in need
  • Partner with an individual across geographic and economic divides
  • Offer ongoing financial support with a monthly contribution
  • Encourage their friend through letters, photos and prayer all year

Interested in
learning more?

Who we are

Unbound was founded by lay Catholics and is grounded in Catholic social teaching to put the needs of the vulnerable first. Our program bridges cultural and economic divides, working side by side with people of diverse faith traditions in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

For sponsors, Unbound offers a concrete and viable way to live out their faith as they walk in spirit with their sponsored friends on a journey from poverty to potential. Sponsors build relationships of support, understanding and respect through letters, photographs and prayer.

For sponsored friends, our unique style of personalized attention allows them to live with dignity, achieve their desired potential and participate fully in society.

Our Core Values

Theological
Base
Integrity and
Accountability
Dignity of
the Person
Respectful
Relationships
 

93.1 percent of Unbound's expenses go toward program support. Unbound consistently meets and exceeds the standards of third-party organizations that evaluate charities.

Learn more - our financials and charity ratings

We cover all costs, including travel, and no collections are taken up. All of our priests are in good standing with their bishops and religious superiors. Spanish- and Vietnamese-speaking bilingual priests are available.

Questions?
Email us at [email protected]
or call our toll-free number (800) 466-7672

What others say

"It's about meeting the people, and not just seeing things that are different between our lives and our cultures but seeing things that are similar. Why are we committed to Unbound? The biggest reason ... is because Unbound inspires both sponsors and their sponsored friends to make a difference in each other's lives."

— Mimi Murray, Sponsor

"We've been very lucky here at St. Gabriel’s Parish to have welcomed priests from Unbound on a few occasions over the last 8 years. They’ve educated people about our faith and putting that faith into action through service. Not just locally, but globally. As Catholics we are responsible for spreading the message of Christ to the entire world. Unbound is one good way to do that."

— Father Dennis O'Rourke, Pastor
St. Gabriel's Parish, Phoenix, Ariz.

I am pleased to endorse this ministry and proud to belong to their community of sponsors. I would encourage any pastor to invite a priest from Unbound to his parish, as I would any member of the Catholic faithful to become a sponsor.
- Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Sponsor
    Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Archbishop Naumann

Archbishop
Joseph F. Naumann

Read Archbishop Naumann's
endorsement letter.

Where does Jesus send us? There are no borders; no limits. He sends us to everyone. – Pope Francis