Who We Are
The spirit of OSC started in 1975 when, as a Junior in High School, I volunteered to dress as Santa and deliver toys to needy families. That experience taught me that they didn’t NEED toys….they NEEDED food, medicine, and clothes. I have been Santa ever since, in a way…. there’s much more to the story. It’s all in the novel “Maximum Joy.”
OSC was registered as a 501C-3 in 1998 due to a perceived need to create a relief agency that required recipients to develop skills needed so they would never have to rely on charity again. In the USA, we require families to attend employment and finance management workshops. Overseas recipients are trained how to utilize vital medicines supplied. OSC is designed to teach people “how to fish” as they eat the fish we have just given them.
100% of every donation is for aid alone.
OSC Angels pay for ALL expenses.
On average, for every $1 we receive, $50 worth of relief is provided.
The links above will offer you insight into our innovative and very effective programming.
Blessings for visiting!
We live in an unprecedented time. Never before in the history of the human race have we possessed the ability to end hunger, malnutrition, disease, lack of shelter and clothing, and hopelessness of survival among our world’s children… until now.
The History of OSC
The most valuable of all creation is the human race.
After spending a year working in the Leprosy Colonies of India with Mother Teresa and providing life saving supplies to the drought ridden tribes of East Africa, OSC’s founder, Richard Vannucci, had this life changing revelation. This was realized as he gazed into the joyful faces of the children whose lives he was working to save. So much of the suffering was unnecessary. He returned home with a burning desire to try and help alleviate the suffering of children and their families.
More than a decade was spent educating others about the condition of the human race in the USA and around the globe. He also volunteered and worked with numerous non-profit organizations. OSC’s founder then began to realize his dream of creating a new approach to providing desperately needed services and education. He knew that basic needs must be met before education can be effective. Hence a “teach the person to fish while they eat the fish they have just been provided” approach was developed.
The circumstances that often turn a family’s life into crisis are often financial and temporary.
A child’s illness turns into lost paydays, a child’s prescription is too expensive, an eviction notice appears, utility shut-off notices appear. The crisis is often temporary, however the stress the family encounters often causes many abuses towards children. OSC strengthens families by collaborating with local services, providing support to the agencies already doing everything they can to assist families. OSC requires families to attend financial skill building workshops to earn the funding needed to provide a healthy family. OSC assists families in dissipating their immediate financial crisis, and in making positive changes so they reduce and eliminate their reliance on further assistance and charity. OSC provides a hand up, not just a hand out.
OSC provides guaranteed delivery of supplies
OSC’s founder became appalled of abuses in the nonprofit sector. He witnessed international relief efforts that filled “Black Markets” with vital necessities. Supplies were buried in shallow graves. They were of no use or local communities did not understand their values. For every $1.00 donated, OSC delivers over $75.00 of hand-delivered medical supplies. Most importantly, volunteers who deliver OSC medical kits teach the recipients how to use them effectively and efficiently.
OSC has developed a system where not only every dollar of unrestricted funding provides direct relief, but every dollar is exponentially increased due to collaborative efforts among donors and suppliers. Special sponsors secure all fundraising expenses. Special donors, events and the Board of Directors generously provide all administrative expenses.
Distribution of Funds
100% of your donation provides direct relief.
OSC Angels pay for ALL expenses!
- ALL Administrative and fundraising expenses are generously subsidized by OSC’s Angels.
- This ensures that 100% of YOUR donations go DIRECTLY to providing crisis relief.
- Further, every dollar donated to OSC is exponentially increased in the amount of support provided…examples:
- $1 provides 10 pounds of food for families.
- $400 provides more than $30,000 worth of life saving medicines.
- Additionally, OSC provides support for ‘special’ needs that other agencies do not cover. Examples: car batteries; plumbing services, prescription medication support and numerous others special needs.
OSC is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Florida.
OSC holds 501 (C)3 (Tax Exempt) status with Federal ID #65-0813412.
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division
of Consumer Services by calling 1-850-921-0400 (or 1-800-435-7352 in Florida only)
Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.
Board of Advisors
- Bonnie Vannucci, Operations Director
- Richard Vannucci, Relief Director
- Pablo Vannucci, Social Media
- Marco Vannucci, Website
Share the Gift of Joy
5317 Fruitville Rd. #105
Sarasota, Fl. 34232
OSC is a registered 501c-3 non-profit in the State of Florida. Call 850-921-0400 or 800-435-7352 (Florida only) to verify registration. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.