Simcha Fischer, who blogs at National Catholic Register published a list of worthy charities for those of us who are in the gift-giving mood. Each of the charities she selected sounds like a place to put your money and know that it will be used for good.
I’m going to put a few charities from her list below, but be sure to give them all a glance.
If you have a few extra Christmas $$ and are in the mood to use them for good, check out Simcha’s article here.
First, my family’s favorite charity:
I am blown away by their efficiency: 100% of your donations go directly to the poor. They don’t just give the poor food and shelter; the help them invest to become self-sufficient. We first partnered with a destitute family in India several years ago, and this family no longer needed our support years ahead of the projected schedule. A top notch international NGO run by Catholics, serving poor Indian families of every caste and religion, and fully in allegiance with the Church (so you don’t have to worry that you’re accidentally funding abortions or something).
Popular with many, many of my friends, this is a lay Catholic sponsorship program encouraging the dignity and well-being of the poor and marginalized in 22 countries around the world.*****
A Down Syndrome adoption ministry with many programs to help families fund the very expensive adoption of children with special needs. Many of these children are barely surviving in horrendous institutions, and there are so many families who would like to rescue them, but can’t afford it. Full of wonderful, hopeful stories and easy ways to help.
This organization “assists aspirants to priesthood or religious life who find themselves unable to answer their call due to personal debt.”
Amazima sells handcrafted jewelry made by poor women in Uganda, who are guided and educated on how to manage money to support their families