These are a few of our personal favorite non-profit organizations.  Guild artists can give to one of these, or to the charity of their choice*.

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.  Give a one-time gift, or sponsor a child monthly!

Amazima Ministries was founded by 19 year-old Katie Davis in 2008. The organization, based out of Brentwood, TN, feeds, educates, and encourages orphaned and vulnerable children and the poor in the country of Uganda. In the Lugandan language, Amazima (uh-mahz-i-muh) means “truth.” Amazima desires to reveal the truth of God’s unconditional love through Jesus Christ to the Ugandan people.  When Amazima Ministries first began their sponsorship program in 2008, they noticed parents that were trying to drop off their children at orphanages – not because they were orphans, but because there they would get to eat three times a day, receive medical care and attend school. They hoped to connect some of our friends in the US with these children so they could stay with their families and have their basic needs met. At the time, their goal was to sponsor ten children. But then, ten grew to forty, and forty to 150 and today they have over 600 children being sponsored through Amazima!

Shaohannah’s Hope:  Show Hope is a non-profit organization that mobilizes individuals and communities to meet the most pressing needs of orphans in distress by providing 1) homes for waiting children through adoption aid grants, and 2) life-saving medical care for orphans with special needs.

OK Foster Wishes believes that although not everyone is called to foster or adopt a child from foster care, everyone feels the calling to serve the orphan. OK Foster Wishes shows people ways that they can get involved with a foster child without the commitment of becoming a foster family. Most people don’t know that there are many ways to help a child in foster care like tutoring, buying a gift, or just taking them to the zoo for the day.

The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States. Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today.  (While not devoted exclusively to orphans, this one is so great, I couldn’t leave it out!)

*The Good Works Guild reserves the right to exclude any artist or art work at any time, for any reason.