Charitable Giving: Mercy Ministries

Charitable Giving

Mercy Ministries is all about helping women and girls with life-controlling issues including recovering from physical and sexual abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, alcoholism, unplanned pregnancy, and depression. Their program has helped thousands of women over the past 30 years.

Where they Are

Mercy Ministries has offices in Monroe, Louisiana; Nashville, Tennessee; St. Louis, Missouri; Sacramento, California; as well as overseas in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Canada.

Why I Gave

I look at a lot of charities before I decide which one to give to each month. And while others caught my eye at first, this one held it. I always look at their financial information first (see below section), and they excel in giving a huge portion of what they take in to actual programs. I also was impressed with the organization and focus I found on their website. While they are trying to reach women with a multitude of problems, they are focused in why and how they are helping them.

They believe that introducing these women to God’s unconditional love, grace, forgiveness, and power can heal them like no one else can. I believe with my whole heart that knowing God and finding joy in Him is the only way to have a rock beneath our feet – and nowhere is a rock more needed then beneath the feet of these precious women.

Financial Info

According to their financial information (graph below copied from their website), they give 83.52% to programs, which is incredibly high for a non-profit. For more information, check out their Financial Accountability page. For those that know Dave Ramsey, he says about Mercy Ministries, “Mercy Ministries offers great inspiration, hope, and a way to true healing for all who want to be free.”

How to Give

There are tons of ways to contribute to the work Mercy Ministries is doing. I bought one of their shirts ($5) and gave additional money. You can sponsor a girl, run to raise money, and volunteer. So head over to their website and Take Action.