Let's face it. Money can be a blessing or a stumbling block. Prosperous families often lament how wealth has negatively affected their children. Greed, selfishness, and mistrust can strain relationships in families of any economic status.
At LDS Philanthropies, we help families prepare to receive eternal blessings using the principles of philanthropy. Journey to Become is a 15-minute documentary film about one family’s challenge of passing on not only their wealth, but their values to their children. Experience the trials, heartache, and joy they discover along the way.
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Since 1985, LDS Charities (aka Humanitarian Services) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided aid regardless of cultural or religious boundaries. Emergency assistance is provided through the Humanitarian Aid Fund, and long-term aid is provided through major initiatives such as clean water, wheelchairs, neonatal resuscitation training, vision care, immunization, food production, and a variety of local area initiatives.
Two tenets of humanitarian aid define LDS Charities: 1) One hundred percent of every dollar donated is used to help those in need without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin, and 2) LDS Charities helps people attain self-sufficiency so they can be self-reliant long after LDS Charities departs.
In 2011, help was provided to more than 2 million people in 132 countries. Currently we are receiving donations for:
- Humanitarian Aid Fund
- Clean Water
- Neonatal Resuscitation Training
- Vision Care
- Food Production & Nutrition
Donations for Humanitarian Aid During a Natural Disaster
When disasters happen, like the recent tornados in Oklahoma, many people inquire how they might assist or donate to the Church’s relief efforts. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints uses donations to the Humanitarian Aid Fund on an "as-needed" basis to purchase and deliver aid during times of crisis or whenever humanitarian assistance is needed. Unless specifically indicated, funds are not earmarked for any particular disaster or region. Supplies are distributed without regard to race, creed, or religion and 100 percent of all donations are used to help the people in need. Full Story
Mormon-GAVI Alliance Saves Lives With Immunizations
As part of World Immunization Week, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) — an organization that has prevented close to six million deaths through immunizations — posted a video about its partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Full Story
Church Working With Oklahoma Officials to Provide Support in Wake of Tornadoes
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expresses condolences to those affected by Monday’s destructive tornadoes that hit five states, the most devastating of which occurred in Moore, Oklahoma. Full Story
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