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

Sewing in Vietnam — LDS Charities helps Vietnamese women learn new skills and gain better jobs.

Celebrating Progress in Malaysia — LDS Charities donates a bathroom facility and children's toys to a remote Malaysian village.

Anastasia: Miracle Baby — LDS Charities sees the successful resuscitation of infant Anastasia.