Mercy House is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by Father Jerome T. Karcher. In the last 12 months, Mercy House has helped nearly 600 individuals remain in their homes, served nearly 2,000 people at access centers, aided more than 3,600 in emergency shelter programs, transitioned more than 190 people out of temporary shelters, and facilitated permanent housing for over 400. Donate directly!
Watsi provides people the opportunity to help fund urgently needed medical care for patients in underdeveloped countries. Founder Chase Adam was inspired to begin his efforts to unite the poorest of the poor with sophisticated medical care when he saw a woman forced to beg passengers on a bus for the money to fund her son’s surgery. Watsi is named for the Costa Rican Village where Mr. Adam witnessed the woman’s desperate effort for her son.
Watsi is unique in that all donations are made to individual cases; they aren’t pooled only to be used on a variety of services and overheads. Each donor can be confident that 100 percent of the money he or she gives will go to the treatment of a person needing medical care. All other expenses – administrative costs, rents, etc. – are funded by private donors and foundations.