Because of you,more people are receivingthe care they need.

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Humanitarian Services

Latter-day Saint Charities provides aid to people around the world without regard to cultural or religious affiliation. Key projects include:

Emergency Response

Relieve suffering following natural disasters, civil unrest, or famine around the world.

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Vision Care

Improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from the most prevalent causes of vision loss.

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Maternal & Newborn Care

Provide lifesaving training and equipment to support the care of newborns and maternal survival.

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Wheelchairs

Improve health, educational and economic opportunities for people with physical disabilities.

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Clean Water

Improve the health and well-being of families by strengthening the availability of clean water.

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Immunization

Preserve life and protect health, particularly of children, by improving access to immunization services.

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Food Initiative

Improve the health and well-being of families by supporting interventions that improve food security.

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Latter-day Saints Assist With Flooding Cleanup in Kentucky

Five semitruck loads of food and supplies from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are being distributed in eastern Kentucky following devastating floods. Latter-day Saint volunteers have also joined with local firefighters and members of the Kentucky National Guard to unload the trucks and begin the massive cleanup efforts following recent record rainfall.

Global Reach

Through the help of our donors, Latter-day Saint Charities has a global footprint that reaches people of all backgrounds. Since 1985, Latter-day Saint Charities and its affiliates have provided over $2.5 billion worth of assistance in 199 countries and territories. In 2021, Latter-day Saint Charities provided the following:

FOOD SECURITY

357,378
people helped in 18 countries, 114 scholarships awarded in 11 countries

MATERNAL & NEWBORN CARE

16,473
people helped in 9 countries

CLEAN WATER & SANITATION

593,025
people helped in 23 countries

WHEELCHAIRS

17,381
people helped in 16 countries

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

1,147
projects in 158 countries

VISION CARE

401,548
people helped in 17 countries

IMMUNIZATIONS

10
campaigns to eliminate disease in developing countries

REFUGEE RESPONSE

294
projects in 50 countries

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

654
international projects in 176 countries

2020 COVID-19 RESPONSE

1,031
projects in 151 countries

FOOD SECURITY

357,378
people helped in 18 countries, 114 scholarships awarded in 11 countries

MATERNAL & NEWBORN CARE

16,473
people helped in 9 countries

CLEAN WATER & SANITATION

593,025
people helped in 23 countries

WHEELCHAIRS

17,381
people helped in 16 countries

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

1,147
projects in 158 countries

VISION CARE

401,548
people helped in 17 countries

IMMUNIZATIONS

10
campaigns to eliminate disease in developing countries

REFUGEE RESPONSE

294
projects in 50 countries

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

654
international projects in 176 countries

2020 COVID-19 RESPONSE

1,031
projects in 151 countries

How We Operate

Two ideas are at the core of the Latter-day Saint Charities response:

  1. 100% of every dollar donated is used to help those in need—without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin.
  2. Latter-day Saint Charities helps people attain self-sufficiency so they can be self-reliant long after Latter-day Saint Charities departs.

A Note from Blaine Maxfield

Managing Director, Welfare and Self-Reliance Services

As 2021 has progressed, people everywhere are seeking to manage the distress of COVID-19 in addition to many preexisting needs. Your support has allowed us to reach out, love our neighbors, and help fill these needs. Because of you, we’ve been able to give aid where it is needed. This includes funding to three schools to help 1,200 Syrian refugee children stay connected to their education and feel a sense of belonging. We also provided $5.8 million worth of critical oxygen to hospitals in the Amazon region and food to feed about 1 million Brazilians who were hit hard by a severe wave of COVID-19 and food shortages. Additionally, we were able to commit $20 million to the global COVAX initiative, which aims to deliver 2 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 196 countries. Your support not only allows us to respond to current emergencies but also helps us prepare for future disasters and needs. Latter-day Saint Charities’ work of serving God’s children everywhere could not happen without your generosity, compassion, and support. We are grateful for you, and we dedicate ourselves to continuing to provide help and relief to those around the world in need of clean water, food, medical care, disability support, and so much more. Thank you for your contributions and for your love and generosity toward your brothers and sisters around the globe.