Better Together

LDS Charities is the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our purpose is to relieve suffering, foster self-reliance, and provide opportunities for service for people of all nationalities and religions. We depend on you to help provide funding and volunteer work for local and international efforts. We thank you for your generous help and your desire to contribute to the humanitarian cause.

We also encourage you to find community organizations that focus on similar principles as LDS Charities, such as allowing beneficiaries to solve their own problems through participation and work, promoting self-reliance, and having honest and competent leaders.


Get Involved
Woman participating in cleanup efforts.

Serve

in your community
You don't have to travel far to feed the hungry or take in the stranger. What needs or challenges do you see or hear about in your local community?
Emergency response cleanup after a typhoon in Malaysia.

Donate

to support projects
Our efforts depend on the donations of great individuals like you. 100 percent of the donations we receive are used to support those in need.
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Volunteer

your experience
On a limited basis, LDS Charities needs technical specialists with professional skills to volunteer for approximately two weeks at a time in one of our signature programs.
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Share

your time
Volunteer at home and serve in a variety of capacities to support Church projects, from music and photography to indexing and translation.
Get Inspired
Man smiling in camera

The best service you can render is that which meets the needs of the people in your local community.

service experiences
Scout troop teaching refugees to ride bikes

Scout Troop Learns that Helping Refugees is as Easy as Riding a Bike

Women gathered around new mom and baby

Refugee Baby Shower: Giving One Family a New Start

Flood waters almost as high as a street sign.

South Carolina Flooding 2015 - "I knew we were probably losing everything"

Smiling Faces in Sierra Leone

woman goes down the sidewalk in her wheelchair with daughter on her lap

The Power of Prosthetics

Happy family stands next to their new greenhouse

Greenhouses in Bolivia

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Do you have an experience to share? Contact us to share your video.

What you can do
  • Support worthwhile community activities that help the poor meet basic needs and learn skills.
  • Help new members of your community learn English (or the local language if outside the United States).
  • Assist with literacy programs.
  • Volunteer at a local homeless shelter, refugee organization, low-income health clinic, or school.
  • Support after-school activities for youth.
  • Support local food drives run by food banks and pantries.