I’m thrilled that this list of Catholic-friendly charities continues to be my most popular post – it just goes to show how generous all of you are! * Organize a community Peanut Butter Drive to collect jars of peanut butter to be shipped to hungry children in Haiti. monetization of National Catholic Register RSS feeds is strictly prohibited. Starting with a single orphanage, he created a program that provided food, clothing, medical care, shelter, and a Bible-based education to these unwanted children. You’ll also find pro-life, pro-Catholic charities on there too! This may be one of the lesser-known non-profits on this list, but it’s not for lack of impact. Many of these charities were also ranked highly on the Forbes and Christian Science Monitor’s list of top charities. SubscribeStart your Register subscription today. EWTN News, Inc. is the world’s largest Catholic news organization, comprised of television, radio, Catholic Charities is a sign of God’s love and compassion in the community. Founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the U.S. to assist European survivors of WWII, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) now helps 100 million suffering people in 93 countries around the world. Add your favorite unappreciated charity here! This is the country’s largest nonprofit Catholic healthcare system. * Collecting for the Nations is a monthly program that identifies one specific item of the need to be distributed around the world. I chose to use these sites even though they’re not Catholic because I think they paint an important picture of the charities’ financial health. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. The Christian-based charities listed here were chosen based on several key criteria areas and verified by top charity watchdog groups, such as Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and Ministry Watch. Some of these charities are strictly Catholic; others are Christian or not specifically religious. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston provides a comprehensive network of social services aimed at promoting and facilitating self-sufficiency. Over the past two decades, CHF has raised more than a billion dollars and helped both children and adults during times of crisis and disaster. It’s personal finance with a Catholic lens. Some of these charities are strictly Catholic; others are Christian or not specifically religious. * As a church or club project, empty Food Pak boxes will be delivered to your group with a shopping list that each member will use to fill the box. It’s important to make sure that the Catholic charities you donate to do not participate in activities that are contrary to Church teachings. The CEO is a nun, too, so that’s pretty cool. They say,  "Approximately 3 out of 5 women we see choose life. You can support the organization directly or choose to have your donation support one of their Missionary Guides. As some of you know, I got a little irritated at the news that Michael Voris and the mostly-reliable Fr. * Volunteer to help people in your community with their Volunteer Match program or join the Community Care Ministry to help carry out Christ’s commission to care for those in need. Ascension says it conforms to the USCCB’s Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Facilities. The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Total Health : Build a Better Healthcare System. The Alzheimer’s Association funds research using embryonic stem cells. If you’ve ever heard Jason Evert speak, then you’re familiar with Chastity Project. Finally, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance looks at 20 standards, including its effectiveness, finances and a history of complaints against the charity. Soon, the cry of other hungry refugees throughout Europe was heard, and Lutheran World Relief (LWR) answered the call by helping anyone in need, regardless of faith. According to both CharityNavigator and CharityWatch, more than 80% of funds raised go directly towards their mission. Water and sanitation programs provide clean water resources and improved sanitation systems to millions of people around the globe. * Participate in the Quarter Back Challenge, a fun program that challenges kids and adults to fill an empty tube of M&M® Minis with 56 quarters ($14) and send it in to be used toward food donation shipping costs. It really puts things in perspective. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York covers New York, Bronx, and Richmond Counties in New York City (coterminous with the boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island, respectively), as well as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties in New York state. *. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”, Your email address will not be published. Each Food Pak costs only $12 to fill, is shipped to families around the world, and hand-delivered by trained volunteers who will minister to and help families in other ways. If you know of any inconsistencies or have a charity you’d like me to vet, House for Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, If there’s other charities you’re curious about, I recommend checking out the. Charity Navigator gives some useful tips for "Best Practices of Savvy Donors. Maggie’s Place provides housing for homeless moms and their newborn babies and put them on the path toward an independent lifestyle. One of my readers told me about the JP2 Medical Research Institute, a nonprofit that is pro-life and doesn’t use embryonic stem cells. I always encourage people to read such objections because it’s good to know the opposing argument so that you can defend the Church’s teachings, which always promote the dignity and sanctity of life. A top notch international NGO run by Catholics, serving poor Indian families of every caste and religion, and fully in allegiance with the Church (so you don't have to worry that you're accidentally funding abortions or something). Even if a charity doesn’t outright say that it supports abortion or euthanasia, it could still fund, for example, projects that use embryonic stem cell research. With your donations, The Salvation Army provides hunger relief, housing assistance, homeless services, Christmas assistance, and after school programs for children and families throughout the country. My parents have been sponsoring 2 children through this program for several years. Digital Optimisation Technical Specialist. Many of these charities were also ranked highly on the Forbes and Christian Science Monitor’s list of top charities. Guided by God’s love, Catholic Charities helps people in southeast Texas by providing caring, compassionate services and advocating for social justice in collaboration with parishes and communities. Director. In the wake of the McCarrick Report, renewal of the Church likely has most to do with whether ordinary Catholics will turn to Christ, and embrace his suffering on the cross. One of the coolest things I learned was that none of the kids of the orphanage are put up for adoption. These native missionaries are better equipped to understand the plight of their neighbors with shared experiences, customs, and language. Sign up for 6 Free IssuesTry us out with a free trial subscription. They serve women in countries whose unust laws make widows into outcasts who have no legal way of supporting themselves and their families. Our focus is on helping dedicated business and healthcare professionals get the information, insight and tools needed to more effectively manage their businesses effectively. If you want to hear more about it, listen to this episode of the Do Something Beautiful podcast: I heard about this cause from Matt Fradd (I don’t know him personally), who is donating proceeds from one of his books to Children of the Immaculate Heart. While you can always donate cash to each of these Christian-based charities, each one also hosts a variety of giving programs that will allow you the opportunity to do good works as a Samaritan (Luke 10:25) in service and faith. The National Catholic Register recommends Tree of Hope Foundation, which educates and helps women suffering from post-partum depression. LWR provides a specific list of the items to include, where to buy the backpacks, and a pattern to sew your own special backpacks if you choose. There’s just not as much awareness for  mental health as there is for physical health issues. This Christian charity simply offers temporary emergency relief, such as warm clothing, food, and shelter, to anyone who needs help in the Concord, NH area. They teach women about how to budget, write a resume, and go on a job interview. Because Children of the Immaculate Heart doesn’t bring in more than $1 million in revenue, it’s not rated by the “big dogs.”. Some of the ways you can help: * You can donate to a variety of indigenous projects based on a clear and specific need, so you will know exactly where your dollars are going. A secular charity benefitting widows and their children. There is also that little voice inside that wonders if your donations and gifts will go where you intend for them to go. Renew or manage your subscription here. These eight-day service trips allow volunteers to learn what it is like to help alleviate human suffering in the U.S. Each trip takes 30 volunteers to areas where people are in the most need, such as helping the homeless on Skid Row or feeding hungry families in Texas. Some projects include printing Persian Bibles for Christians in Iran, distributing basic school supplies to tribes in the Amazonian rainforest or filling a container ship full of needed items to a school for the deaf in Honduras. Personally, I can speak to the power of these talks, as they had a major impact on my faith formation in high school. As the need grew, the organization expanded to include a fleet of refrigerated tractor-trailer trucks to distribute disaster supplies across the U.S., and an L-1011 airplane named the Flying Hospital that was used to fly medical missions to other countries in need. Or for children of such poor families that they are in danger of being given up to an orphanage.". It’s time to return. I can’t imagine how scary it must be to feel like you need a mammogram, but can’t get one.