Why We Help

Since its organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sought to care for the poor and needy. LDS Charities was established by the Church in 1996 to enhance Church involvement in relief and development activities throughout the world. Humanitarian projects are funded by donations from Church members and others.

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We value the partnerships we make with organizations around the world to help people help themselves. Click here to find out more about these partners.


Recent News

Chile Earthquake 2014 — On April 1, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck the central coast of Chile. LDS Charities is currently assessing needs in the area and will provide updates here. Watch a video about the LDS Charities response to the 2010 Chile earthquake here

Helping Babies Breathe — LDS Charities medical volunteers teach midwives neonatal resuscitation techniques in Bandung, Indonesia. Read more about how they saved lives here

Infant Vision Care — LDS Charities vision specialists train medical personnel in Romania how to effectively treat premature babies with eye problems. Learn more about it here