Our Vision: “Healing people and transforming lives through education, health and research.”
Miraglo Foundation, founded in 2011 by Mimi Guarneri, MD and Rauni Prittinen King, RN, is dedicated to providing healthcare and education to the underserved. Grants are given to support programs nationally and internationally that enhance the sustainability of people and communities. The non-profit was created after traveling to developing countries and witnessing poverty and starvation, with the goal of more effectively improving the lives of those in greatest need. In 2014, we opened our new center, the Pacific Pearl La Jolla, where we have the opportunity to research the impact of innovative care delivery that is focused on health and preventing disease. Our newly renovated education and research studio there is now poised to educate nationally through on-line education.
In the words of Miraglo Foundation’s founders, “Our goal is to promote love, dignity and healing to those in need around the world. The international board of directors oversees each and every donation, gift and expense. Your generous gifts enable us to fulfill our vision and mission of delivering healthcare and education to underserved communities globally.”
To see all the work we accomplished through our foundation in 2015, link to our 2015 End-of-Year Report here.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECTS
- Monarch School, San Diego, CA, a public K-12 school for students who are homeless or impacted by homelessness.
- Welcome Home Ministries/FAIR Dorm Project, at Las Colinas Women Detention Center in San Diego is dedicated to preparing and supporting women who are released from confinement. The recidivism rate for women participating in the FAIR dorm program is 6% versus 68% for women who lack this kind of necessary education and support.
- Not for Sale, San Francisco- based not- for- profit anti-human trafficking organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities affected by trafficking and exploitation. Not for Sale has assisted more than 6,050 men, women, and children out of situations of exploitation.
- Feeding America San Diego, the largest hunger relief organization in San Diego, distributing 21 million meals within the last year.
- San Diego Book Project which delivers thousands of books to underserved communities, locally and globally.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROJECTS
- Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre, Southern, India. Thanks to our donors, Miraglo Foundation has been able to support research at SNHRC and built a large conference hall for the nursing students at Sri Narayani College of Nursing.
- Friends of Maiti Nepal, Nepal, is the USA based organization focusing on supporting Maiti Nepal (Mother’s Home) in Kathmandu, Nepal, which focuses on rescuing young children, mostly girls that have been victims of human trafficking. Our funds have been able to provide education and rehabilitation as well as healthcare, including hospice care for the women and children infected with AIDS.
- Warm Heart Worldwide Inc. Thailand
- Healing Touch education in South Africa, 3 instructors
UNRESTRICTED EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH GRANTS FROM THE TAYLOR ADVISED ENDOWMENT FUND FOR INTEGRATIVE AND HOLISTIC MEDICINE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
- Biofield Science and Healing Conference with Samueli Institute, Chopra Foundation, Institute of Noetic Science and Miraglo Foundation, September, 2014,
- Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US)
- Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC)
- Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)
DR. MIMI GUARNERI’S PRESENTATIONS
- Parkinson’s Association San Diego, CA
- La Jolla Presbyterian Church, La Jolla, CA
- Functional Medicine Conference, Dr. Cannizzaro, Florida
- La Jolla Community Center Distinguished Lecture Series, 2 events to the public
- Institute of Sustainable Future Conference, Duluth Minnesota, September, 2014
- Take Control of Your Diabetes conference, November, 2014
- San Diego Rotary, Natural Approaches to Disease Prevention, November, 2014
Our goal is to transform the suffering of others and transform the health of people and our planet. Please join us in our vision. There is no doubt, that together we can change and save lives. No gift is too small. Together we can create miracles. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
P.O. Box 1270, La Jolla CA 92038
NEWS BULLETIN 4/30/2105
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE and MIRAGLO
Anderson Cooper Interviews CNN Hero and Miraglo Foundation Recipient in Nepal on the Devastation & Immediate Needs
See the video: http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/04/30/cnnheroes-nepal-earthquake-update.cnn
MiragloFoundation is Directly Linked into Nepal. Your Online Donation Will Make A Critical Difference.
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Anderson Cooper interviewed CNN Hero Anuradha Koirala, who rescues girls from human trafficking through Maiti Nepal. She survived the quake but now is facing a larger disaster. Pacific Pearl La Jolla’s Rauni Prittinen King and Dr. Mimi Guarneri, through their non-profit Miraglo Foundation, have been assisting her program providing housing, healthcare and educational grants since the Foundation’s inception in 2011.
They have now 425 girls under their care and are planning to take another 200 vulnerable girls as the result of this tragedy. Funding is needed immediately to provide for these children in Nepal. Your contribution to Miraglo Foundation will support Anuradha Koirala’s critical work at Maiti Nepal. Learn more and donate through the Miraglo Foundation website: http://www.miraglofoundation.org/
- Anuradha Koirala, Maiti Nepal: Maiti Nepal is an organization which was started 20 years ago in Kathmandu, Nepal by a social worker Anuradha Koirala. Her mission was to rescue young children, mostly girls from sex slavery, providing housing, healthcare and education. Her program, a rehabilitation center in Kathmandu has grown to Twelve Intervention Outposts to prevent girls from being trafficked. Maiti Nepal volunteers, who have been rescued from the Indian brothels themselves, watch for the pimps crossing the border with innocent girls who are ignorant of their fate. The Intervention Outposts serve as “safe houses” providing shelter for short stays, ensuring safe passage home when this is appropriate, and working with the police to apprehend traffickers. We help raise funds to support the courageous girls who are saving their sisters at the Intervention Outposts of Maiti Nepal.