About Us

From Us With Love

From Us With Love exists to model Compassionate Humanitarianism by supporting Education, Health Services, Nutrition, Sport and Culture in the lives of the children and families of South Africa. We will accomplish this through our partnerships with dynamic individuals and organizations that share this vision. Click on Projects to see what we are doing and how you can help.

Beginnings

In April of 2007 From Jacksonville With Love co-founder Michael Smith decided to expand disaster relief efforts beyond the borders of the United States. From Us With Love (FUWL) is the 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization that grew from that vision. FUWL is working closely with other organizations serving the needs of impoverished South Africans in order to provide the most effective aid possible.

From Us With Love is a registered 501 c3 Public Charity in the United States and a registered Public Benefit Organization (PBO) in South Africa. All financial gifts are tax deductable.

Coordinating efforts with these organizations helps to ensure that resources get into the right hands.

Operations Manager, Mike Mastrocinque, travels to South Africa frequently, meeting with service organization representatives, visiting daycare/preschools (known as Crèches), and getting to know the people of the townships of South Africa. Mike’s visit in July, 2007 marked the official inauguration of From Us With Love’s presence in South Africa. The real work has begun.

Who We Serve and Why

We support education, health services, good nutrition, cultural arts, sport and voluntourism opportunities in underprivileged communities in South Africa. We also work to empower women and strengthen families in these communities.

First and foremost, we recognize the basic worth of every person – that we are all more alike than we are different, and that we all deserve care and support. In other words, it’s the right thing to do. Even in the most extreme, adverse conditions, the support network for every U.S. citizen is considerably stronger than it is in many parts of the world.

Second, stabilizing and enhancing impoverished communities internationally is less expensive, both in dollar and human suffering terms, than waiting and having to deal with the fall-out at some point in the future. We are part of a very interconnected world, and improving viability for communities anywhere strengthens human viability everywhere.

Third, by focusing on improving education, health services good nutrition, cultural arts, sport and voluntourism opportunities; we are investing in a brighter future for humanity. Working on projects to empower, support, and protect women has direct, measurable impacts on raising whole communities out of poverty.

Who We Are

  • Michael Smith: Founder/Director
  • Mike Mastrocinque: Operations Manager/Director
  • Traci Mastrocinque: Office Manager/Director
  • Luke Borloz: Webmaster
  • Margaret Fishback: Website Art Director