Named In honor of founder, Crescentia O'Neal-Seralathan's mother, soprano, jazz lover, and educator of 37 years, Mary Patricia O'Neal, who unconditionally committed herself to the advancement of children and families in need; her father, Andrew O'Neal, who assisted her mother with feeding and clothing low income families, and was the consummate jazz lover; and, the extension and dedication to the well being of her community, The Andrew and Mary P. O'Neal Cares Project, is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit organization started in the Fall of 2016, with the purpose of enhancing the well being of its surrounding community through collaborative efforts with the music community, and other community based organizations.
We have raised over $25,000 for various causes since 2010. Our most recent endeavors have included a special event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Christmas Day Concert for the Homeless, raising funds and awareness to support the fight against child sex trafficking, and assisting to enhance the education and well being of children in Ghana.
However, our work is not done. Far too many are suffering in our world. There are hundreds of thousands - no millions - of people, who are less fortunate, and require some sort of assistance. And, there are those who simply fall through the cracks. AMPOCares will be there to help as many as possible, no matter what.