Friends of Fez Orphans (FOFO) is a non-profit Association improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Fez, Morocco.
FOFO helps the Al Amal Centre, a local orphanage that hosts up to 175 children, ages one week to six years. This center offers a temporary roof for newborns and young children, with the hope that their time here will result in successful adoption. FOFO also aids The Childhood Protection Centre for Girls, a 24-hour shelter and home for girls aged 9 to 18.
By providing socialization, therapy and education (along with hugs, smiles and compassion), these less fortunate children and adolescents are given a chance at a brighter future. It is FOFO’s belief, and mine, that all children deserve to be happy, healthy contributors to society, regardless of their background or the situation into which they were born.
While many volunteers are active in the daily care of these individuals, basic supplies are greatly needed along with wages for teachers and a caretaker. A portion of all Mashi Moosh’s sales are donated to help fill these critical positions and, in turn, help ease the daily struggles these individuals face.
Mashi Moosh also supports:
Trails Youth Initiatives, a Canadian-based charity whose mission is to challenge and equip vulnerable youth from at-risk areas of Toronto to become contributing members of the community.
Stella’s Place, a drop-in centre in Toronto providing free mental health services for young adults aged 16 to 29.
Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Service, a drop-in centre providing free psychotherapy and counselling, life skills training and support to high-risk youth and families in Toronto.