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Rosaries and Scapulars Initiative Inc.

My name is Andrew Maggio, Founder and President of Rosaries & Scapulars Initiative Inc. I really need your help. I started in July, 2019 by giving rosaries & scapulars out to parishioners of my parish, Saint Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Delaware. A few years later, my brother-in-law Herb was dying at a VA hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He was unresponsive and in his final days. I asked Chaplain Father Austin if he would tell him that I loved him and was praying for him. Father did and then told me that he saw eye movement and knew he had heard what I said. But I had wished he died with a scapular. Father Austin told me he had no rosaries nor scapulars although he had many, many requests from Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

Andrew Maggio, founder, and president of Rosaries & Scapulars Initiative Inc. I started in July,2019 by giving rosaries & scapulars out to parishioners of Saint Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Delaware. LogoI told him I would send some rosaries & scapulars immediately. As soon as he received them he called and said, “I have a chaplain in Boston that needs some too.” And that’s how it began. To date, Rosaries & Scapulars Initiative Inc. has sent out to 150 VA hospitals. And we have also sent packets to many Catholic schools. Some of the bigger schools that received them are Calvert Hall 1,400 packets, Loyola High School 1,000, Notre Dame Prep 1,000. We even have two parishioners who delivered, in person, 200 packets to Medjugorje. I have met so many nice people when I deliver packets to the schools. I even get many hugs from the principals thanking me, too!

We have sent out over 70,000 kits in the last three years. Each student and veteran receives a blessed rosary, scapular, and pamphlet on how to pray the rosary. It has gotten so big that we formed a 501c3 non-profit organization with EIN-880648975. Up to this point, I personally financed all expenses with the exception of our rosaries, which were lovingly made and donated by our amazing volunteers around the country.

But we need your help. Please pray for our mission and if possible, consider making a donation so that we can reach every student and vet in our country. No gift is too small.

Thank you for being a part of our mission to make a donation please make check payable to the Rosaries and Scapulars Initiative Inc. and send to 60 Reeping Way, Ocean View DE 19970. Your gift is tax deductible, and you will receive a receipt for your gift. Or you can Give Online

Thank you,

Andy Maggio
President and Founder