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.
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.
92.7 percent of Unbound's expenses go toward program support. Unbound consistently meets and exceeds the standards of third-party organizations that evaluate charities.
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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.
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or call our toll-free number (800) 466-7672
"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
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Where does Jesus send us? There are no borders; no limits. He sends us to everyone.– Pope Francis