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Nonprofit Reveals New Name in Battle Against Root Causes Facing Central American Youth

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — The nonprofit organization formerly known as Orphan Helpers announced today a name change to Counteract International. The new name and brand reflect the faith-based nonprofit’s broader mission to address urgent needs of incarcerated and released youth in incredibly challenging conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. “At Counteract International, we believe… Continue reading Nonprofit Reveals New Name in Battle Against Root Causes Facing Central American Youth

Disaster Relief Non-profit All Hands and Hearts Launches Program in Western Ukraine for Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

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UZHHOROD, UKRAINE — All Hands and Hearts (AHAH), a non-profit organization that provides community-inspired, volunteer-powered disaster relief to international communities, has launched a crisis relief program in Western Ukraine two years after Russia’s brutal invasion. Since the invasion, All Hands and Hearts has been addressing the unique needs of Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced people… Continue reading Disaster Relief Non-profit All Hands and Hearts Launches Program in Western Ukraine for Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

Iraqi Brothers Find Safety in Lebanon

LEBANON — Often when someone converts to Christianity in Iraq particularly from a Muslim background it can mean a death sentence even threats to your life from your own family. That was the case for two Iraqi brothers who were forced to flee for their lives. But Christian charity Help The Persecuted was able to… Continue reading Iraqi Brothers Find Safety in Lebanon

Lebanon’s Seeds of Hope Farm Doubles Capacity to Feed Families in Crisis

LEBANON — The Middle East war is escalating the financial crisis in Lebanon which was already badly hit economically. Christian charity Help The Persecuted is working quickly to double the capacity of their Seeds of Hope farm which will enable them to feed at least 1,000 families each month while also bridging opportunities to share… Continue reading Lebanon’s Seeds of Hope Farm Doubles Capacity to Feed Families in Crisis

Chick-fil-A Donates Record-Breaking Funding to 51 Nonprofits through 2024 True Inspiration Awards Program

Linwood, Kan. nonprofit Joy Meadows received a $350,000 grant after being named the S. Truett Cathy Honoree for the 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards. The funding will help the organization further its efforts to provide foster families with community support, housing and other resources.

ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A, Inc. announced today the 51 nonprofit grant recipients of the 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards® program. Established in 2015, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the program, which seeks to honor and support organizations that make a positive impact in their local communities. This year, Chick-fil-A celebrated the anniversary by awarding… Continue reading Chick-fil-A Donates Record-Breaking Funding to 51 Nonprofits through 2024 True Inspiration Awards Program

Giant Food Donates 11,000 Turkeys to Support Local Feeding America Food Banks and Nonprofits this Holiday Season

Giant Food Representatives donate holiday turkeys to Capital Area Food Bank. Photo by Giant Food

LANDOVER, MD — Giant Food, the leading greater Washington, D.C. regional grocery chain, announced its annual holiday turkey donations. In partnership with Shady Brook Farms®, Giant Food will be donating 11,000 turkeys to its local Feeding America® food banks partners as well as local organizations including Martha’s Table, Men Aiming Higher, THEARC: Building Bridges Across… Continue reading Giant Food Donates 11,000 Turkeys to Support Local Feeding America Food Banks and Nonprofits this Holiday Season

Help The Persecuted Provides Safe Refuge in Lebanon to Those Fleeing Middle East Conflict

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MIDDLE EAST — As the war in the Middle East intensifies and the region faces a devastating surge of violence, Help The Persecuted is on the ground as their teams minister to those fleeing into Lebanon. Neighboring Israel and Syria, Lebanon is the most open country in the Middle East to Christianity. Many persecuted believers… Continue reading Help The Persecuted Provides Safe Refuge in Lebanon to Those Fleeing Middle East Conflict

Nonprofit Israel Friends Charters Its First Plane to Provide Crucial Support for Israel in Response to Ongoing Atrocities

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LOS ANGELES — In response to the escalating crisis in Israel, Israel Friends, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization, is mobilizing a significant humanitarian endeavor to address the atrocities unfolding in the region. In a swift response to the current crisis, Israel Friends has successfully secured donations to charter a plane from the United States to Israel.… Continue reading Nonprofit Israel Friends Charters Its First Plane to Provide Crucial Support for Israel in Response to Ongoing Atrocities

Nonprofits Must ‘Reimagine’ Fundraising to Prepare for Coming Generosity Crisis, DickersonBakker Says

NONPROFITS MUST 'REIMAGINE' FUNDRAISING TO WEATHER COMING GENEROSITY CRISIS: America's nonprofit organizations need to "reimagine" the way they raise funds if they're to ride out coming storms and thrive in the future, national fundraising firm DickersonBakker (www.dickersonbakker.com) says. The company has launched a new direct response fundraising service line to help nonprofits become 'future-ready.'

RALEIGH, NC — America’s nonprofit organizations need to “reimagine” the way they raise funds if they’re to ride out coming storms and thrive in the future, national fundraising firm DickersonBakker says. “We believe there is a ‘perfect storm’ coming that is going to have a massive impact on nonprofits in the future,” said Derric Bakker,… Continue reading Nonprofits Must ‘Reimagine’ Fundraising to Prepare for Coming Generosity Crisis, DickersonBakker Says

Seeds of Hope for Lebanon

LEBANON — A field ministry team with Christian charity Help The Persecuted in Lebanon reports declining conditions across the country — from massive shortages of necessities for survival: food, fuel, electricity, and medicines to the increase of violence and political unrest. At the same time, Lebanon is dependent on Ukraine for a significant amount of… Continue reading Seeds of Hope for Lebanon

North Texas Nonprofit ServingHIM Raises Funds to Expand Hospital Serving Ukrainian Refugees

PLANO, TX — Texas-based Christian ministry and nonprofit organization ServingHIM (Healthcare International Ministries) announced today a one-month giving campaign to complete the expansion of Diaconia Baptist Hospital, a Romanian healthcare facility now serving Ukrainian refugees. A local donor group, the Friends of ServingHIM, has pledged $400K to match funds raised in August. ServingHIM partners and… Continue reading North Texas Nonprofit ServingHIM Raises Funds to Expand Hospital Serving Ukrainian Refugees

2021 Could Be ‘Best Year Ever’ for America’s Nonprofits, New Report Suggests

RALEIGH, NC — A new report on charitable giving suggests America’s nonprofit organizations are on track for possibly their best fundraising year ever, even in the midst of the pandemic. The new study of people’s giving intentions across the nation shows a whopping 90% of donors expect to give the same — or even more… Continue reading 2021 Could Be ‘Best Year Ever’ for America’s Nonprofits, New Report Suggests

America’s Nonprofits Face ‘Severe Shortage’ of Fundraisers

NONPROFITS FACE 'SEVERE' THREAT TO FUNDRAISING EFFORTS: A new report on America's multi-billion-dollar nonprofit fundraising industry suggests it is on the brink of a staffing crisis that could impact millions of people. A "severe shortage of qualified fundraisers" could seriously affect donations, says the report by DickersonBakker (www.DickersonBakker.com)

RALEIGH, NC — A new report on America’s multi-billion-dollar nonprofit fundraising industry suggests it is on the brink of a staffing crisis that could affect millions of people. America’s 1.5 million-plus charitable organizations face a “severe shortage of qualified fundraisers” that could seriously restrict their efforts to raise critically needed funds — and impact millions… Continue reading America’s Nonprofits Face ‘Severe Shortage’ of Fundraisers

David Platt, Francis Chan Join 50 Plus International Mission Organizations to Bring Awareness to an Old Cause in a New Way

WHEATON, IL — On May 23, 2021, through its “A Third Of Us” campaign, the Alliance for the Unreached, a nonprofit collective made up of 50+ organizations, is inviting people across the U.S. to join a Facebook Live event at 1:11 pm (in each US time zone). The 1:11 Prayer Challenge is designed to raise… Continue reading David Platt, Francis Chan Join 50 Plus International Mission Organizations to Bring Awareness to an Old Cause in a New Way

157 Organizations Honored as ‘2020’s Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Today, the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 157 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2020. Says BCWI CEO and Co-founder Al Lopus, “Today, we honor extraordinary organizations whose leaders took a wise, courageous, and necessary step. Faced with the simultaneous challenges of managing remote workplaces, shrinking budgets and… Continue reading 157 Organizations Honored as ‘2020’s Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

Charitable Giving Study Offers ‘Reassurance and Warning’ to Faith-Based Nonprofits

RALEIGH, NC — A major new study reveals “an overwhelming majority” of donors don’t expect COVID-19 will curtail their charitable giving for the rest of the year. But experts warned nonprofit organizations not to be complacent in their fundraising efforts, saying there will be “winners and losers” in the quest for donations. The comprehensive, nationwide… Continue reading Charitable Giving Study Offers ‘Reassurance and Warning’ to Faith-Based Nonprofits

76 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Today, Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 76 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2020. These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings from their employees who completed BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey between January and July 2020. All organizations evaluated their workplaces based on BCWI’s proprietary… Continue reading 76 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

One Non-Profit That’s Fighting Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, DC – The International Justice Mission (IJM) is a faith-based organization whose goal is to rescue innocent people from the curse of human trafficking and the bondage of slavery in our lifetime. That is a lofty goal for a single organization, but IJM’s accomplishments are not achieved in isolation. Winning this war takes the… Continue reading One Non-Profit That’s Fighting Human Trafficking

Christian Organizations, Churches, Rush to Join COVID-19 Crisis Communications Support Group

Amid coronavirus outbreak, InChrist Communications sets up free ‘Crisis CONNECT Network,’ weekly webinars CHARLOTTE — Christian organizations, churches, and other faith-based nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are rushing to join a “crisis communications support group” set up to help them navigate the coronavirus storm. The online “Crisis CONNECT Network,” created by national integrated communications… Continue reading Christian Organizations, Churches, Rush to Join COVID-19 Crisis Communications Support Group

Record Number 189 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 189 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2019. These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings of their employees who completed BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey between January and December 2019. All 189 organizations evaluated their workplaces based on BCWI’s proprietary… Continue reading Record Number 189 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

Millions of Non-Reading Children Worldwide Will Hear the Bible in Their Language

WARRENTON, MO — Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is excited to announce a partnership with Faith Comes by Hearing (FCBH). FCBH has recorded the full Bible or parts of it in over 1,300 languages (and counting) so that readers and non-readers can hear the Bible for themselves using an app or other device. CEF has hundreds… Continue reading Millions of Non-Reading Children Worldwide Will Hear the Bible in Their Language

New Hope for Bekaa Valley – Heart for Lebanon Opens Ministry Center for Refugees

BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC— On October 1, 2019 Heart for Lebanon will open a new Hope Ministry Center in the heart of the Bekaa Valley, home to approximately 350,000 of the poorest refugees in Lebanon who have fled the violence of war. The situation is considered the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. Current statistics… Continue reading New Hope for Bekaa Valley – Heart for Lebanon Opens Ministry Center for Refugees

Nonprofits Need to Turn Creative Ideas into Action, Innovation Leader Says

Online “Innovation Forum” on April 24 aims to help cause-oriented nonprofits carry ideas through to completion, says think-tank Generous Mind COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The leader of a think-tank that promotes creative ways of sharing new ideas challenged nonprofit groups to stop talking and put their life-transforming ideas into motion — with the United Nations… Continue reading Nonprofits Need to Turn Creative Ideas into Action, Innovation Leader Says

Christian Nonprofit Celebrates 8,000 Church Projects Internationally

HAMPTON, VA — International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) in Hampton recently approved its 8,000th building project to assist Christians in difficult areas. With a vision to establish a healthy church within walking distance of everyone in the world, the 33-year-old charity is currently operating in 91 countries. The 8,000th church project will provide hope for one of Egypt’s… Continue reading Christian Nonprofit Celebrates 8,000 Church Projects Internationally

Profiting from the Poor: The Scandal of the “Sleep Mafia” Blanket Vendors

DELHI – Countless families in Asia have little or no insulation or indoor heating. Those who sleep on the streets are even more exposed to the cold. Blankets provide comfort and protection and serve as tangible expressions of Christ’s love. It is estimated that more than 100,000 men, women, and children sleep on the streets… Continue reading Profiting from the Poor: The Scandal of the “Sleep Mafia” Blanket Vendors

New Service Offers Nonprofits ‘Better Bottomline Through Better Online’

InChrist Communications adds Journity ‘digital engagement’ expertise, enhancing website visitors’ experiences to suite of services CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Christian marketing and public relations agency InChrist Communications (ICC) is partnering with internet engagement expert Journity to help faith-based clients improve the online engagement of website visitors — and their bottomline. ICC is adding Journity’s “digital engagement”… Continue reading New Service Offers Nonprofits ‘Better Bottomline Through Better Online’

Donor Leaders Reminded Effective PR Still Crucial in Fueling Nonprofits’ Mission

Communications strategist emphasizes ongoing importance of traditional news coverage as social media efforts expand DALLAS—Social media may have opened up new ways for nonprofits to share their message, but a traditional public relations strategy remains crucial in ensuring groups are well funded for their mission, leaders are being reminded this week. There’s a direct link… Continue reading Donor Leaders Reminded Effective PR Still Crucial in Fueling Nonprofits’ Mission

Live Web Event to Help Nonprofits Learn How to ‘Develop a Culture of Innovation’

New ideas, new ways are vital for greater impact, says organizer of online forum to be held in World Creativity and Innovation Week COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nonprofits wanting to further their impact need to make themselves more open to new ideas and new ways of doing things, says the organizer of an online forum… Continue reading Live Web Event to Help Nonprofits Learn How to ‘Develop a Culture of Innovation’

Donor Leaders Reminded Effective PR Still Crucial in Fueling Nonprofits’ Mission

Communications strategist emphasizes ongoing importance of traditional news coverage as social media efforts expand. DALLAS—Social media may have opened up new ways for nonprofits to share their message, but a traditional public relations strategy remains crucial in ensuring groups are well funded for their mission, leaders are being reminded this week. There’s a direct link… Continue reading Donor Leaders Reminded Effective PR Still Crucial in Fueling Nonprofits’ Mission

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MissionsBox: Good News of What Nonprofits Around the World Are Doing News, essays and press releases on MissionsBox.org provide our readers with insights and prayer points into how nonprofits, faith-based organizations, government entities and other relevant people are responding to the world around them that’s often filled with negative news. Recent News Quotes Essays

Imprisoned, Sacked and Forced to Flee Iran

IRAN — Simin* from Iran has experienced hostility from the authorities, her work and even her own family. But her faith in Jesus is undiminished. Today, helped by Open Doors, she’s found a way to channel her experiences into helping other women back in her homeland, Iran. Simin*: With nothing but a little cash in… Continue reading Imprisoned, Sacked and Forced to Flee Iran

Helping Homeowners Recover from Devastating Tornados in Ohio and Indiana

WINCHESTER/SELMA, IN — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are helping homeowners in Logan County, Ohio, and the Selma/Winchester area of Indiana, recover from damage caused by devastating tornadoes that swept through the region. But more volunteers are urgently needed. Todd Taylor – Samaritan’s Purse: We’re here in Selma, Indiana, as well as Winchester, Indiana, where Thursday night… Continue reading Helping Homeowners Recover from Devastating Tornados in Ohio and Indiana

Providing Water Systems for Mexico

SANTA LUCÍA, MEXICO — Samaritan’s Purse has given four water filtration systems to the military of Mexico for use in future natural disasters. These devices were used during their response to Hurricane Otis in Acapulco, which recently concluded. Edward Graham was on hand to speak and tell why they do all they do in Jesus’… Continue reading Providing Water Systems for Mexico

Christian Communities Living in Fear in Uganda

SYRIA — In Uganda, fear and attacks from Islamic ADF militants are increasing. But thanks to your prayers, local Open Doors partners are supporting affected Christians with trauma counselling and spiritual support. *Names changed for security reasons Edward Bamcwanira – Retired Bishop, East Rwenzori Diocese: We are living in fear. And whoever says there is… Continue reading Christian Communities Living in Fear in Uganda

Franklin Graham Brings God’s Message of Love to the U.S.-Mexico Border

CALIFORNIA — Evangelist Franklin Graham traveled to the United States-Mexico border to share a message of God’s love. The final stop of the tour took place in Chula Vista, California, on Saturday, March 9. The God Loves You Border Tour visited 10 cities, starting in the Gulf of Mexico and ending in the Pacific. Franklin… Continue reading Franklin Graham Brings God’s Message of Love to the U.S.-Mexico Border

Ani’s Syria Survival Story

SYRIA — Ani was horrified when her baby girl Maria was caught up in a bomb attack in Syria in 2014. In Ani’s survival story, Maria survived thanks to the prayers of the church – and Ani realised she needed to make Jesus her sure foundation. *Name changed for security reasons Ani*: “There are a… Continue reading Ani’s Syria Survival Story

Prison Fellowship International and Eastern European Mission Partner to Distribute More Than 100,000 Bibles and Scripture Resources

WASHINGTON and FORT WORTH, TX — Prison Fellowship International (PFI) and Eastern European Mission (EEM) have signed a new agreement to provide 71,000 adult, 8,500 teen and 34,500 child-friendly Bibles to seven PFI national affiliates across Eastern Europe, which will be distributed to prisoners and their families in the months and years to come. The… Continue reading Prison Fellowship International and Eastern European Mission Partner to Distribute More Than 100,000 Bibles and Scripture Resources

A Church Always on the Run in Colombia

COLOMBIA — In Viviana’s* community, meeting together as Christians is impossible. But God has blessed believers with courage and creativity to help them gather – which means church in Colombia looks a little bit different. *name changed and voice adjusted for security reasons Viviana* – Colombia: We do not have a church and we cannot… Continue reading A Church Always on the Run in Colombia

Celebrating 20 years of combating AIDS in Uganda

UGANDA — A non-profit organization based in Colorado, USA is celebrating twenty years in Uganda, Africa; combating HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted diseases by promoting abstinence before marriage, and faithfulness in marriage, through the power of Christ. For decades, Uganda was the epicenter of the HIV crisis in Africa. Today, countless orphans remain as witnesses… Continue reading Celebrating 20 years of combating AIDS in Uganda

Military Couples Celebrate Renewal in Christ

DENVER, COLORADO — Alaska alumni were encouraged and strengthened together by the power of God’s Word during the 2024 Operation Heal Our Patriots Reunion in Colorado. This year’s reunion was the largest ever, with more than 700 military couples attending. The weekend event included worship, fellowship, and workshops on marriage and spiritual renewal. Is your… Continue reading Military Couples Celebrate Renewal in Christ

Finding Faith and Forgiveness in Frontera

CALIFORNIA — Franklin Graham went to the U.S.-Mexico border to share a message of God’s love. The final night of the tour took place in Chula Vista, California, on Saturday, March 9. The God Loves You Frontera Tour visited 10 cities, starting at the Gulf of Mexico and going all the way to the Pacific.… Continue reading Finding Faith and Forgiveness in Frontera

Shoebox Gifts Remind Mexico’s Children that God Is Near

MEXICO — A mother, daughter, and children in Acapulco, Mexico, praise God for the hope and joy they received through an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift after their home was destroyed in a hurricane. Esmeralda: It was 10 pm. A hurricane was announced. A hurricane became more powerful. It became a category 5 hurricane. I… Continue reading Shoebox Gifts Remind Mexico’s Children that God Is Near

‘Jesus Wells’ Project Aims to Reach 40 Millionth Person with Safe Drinking Water

WILLS POINT, TX — It’s one of the most remarkable stories in the colossal quest to provide clean drinking water to every person on the planet. The “Jesus Wells” project, a monumental undertaking of Texas-based mission agency GFA World (www.gfa.org), is 25 years old this year — and on the cusp of delivering safe, clean… Continue reading ‘Jesus Wells’ Project Aims to Reach 40 Millionth Person with Safe Drinking Water

The Bóg Cie Kocha Tour with Franklin Graham will visit the TAURON Arena in Krakow on 13 April

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KRAKOW, POLAND — In every corner of Poland, from Gdańsk to Zakopane and from Zielona Góra to Białystok, hundreds of churches are coming together and supporting the Bóg Cie Kocha Tour, which will bring a powerful message of hope to Krakow this spring. Wojciech Włoch, pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ in Krakow and… Continue reading The Bóg Cie Kocha Tour with Franklin Graham will visit the TAURON Arena in Krakow on 13 April

New Ambulances Being Used in Israel

ISRAEL — During a special ceremony in January in Jerusalem, Franklin Graham met with Israeli leaders and with families of the fallen to dedicate 14 new ambulances provided by Samaritan’s Purse for the use of Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency medical services provider. Each vehicle was inscribed with an excerpt from Scripture and with… Continue reading New Ambulances Being Used in Israel

Friends of Kidnapped Leah Sharibu Share How She’s Encouraged Them

NIGERIA, AFRICA — On the sixth anniversary of Leah Sharibu’s kidnapping in Nigeria, friends of kidnapped share how they’ve been encouraged by her courageous faith – and how they’re hopeful they’ll one day see her again. Leah Sharibu’s Friends: Leah is like a sister to me, a very good friend. At the boarding school, we… Continue reading Friends of Kidnapped Leah Sharibu Share How She’s Encouraged Them

The Salvation Army Responds to Californians’ Flood Crisis

ALEXANDRIA, VA — With California facing unprecedented rainfall, flash flooding, and landslides, The Salvation Army has activated Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams to offer vital aid to affected communities statewide. The ongoing natural disaster has prompted a state of emergency in eight counties across Southern California, leading to evacuations, widespread displacement, destruction, and tragic fatalities.… Continue reading The Salvation Army Responds to Californians’ Flood Crisis

David Jeremiah Honored at 80th NRB Convention

David Jeremiah awarded the NRB Milestone Award at the 2024 Closing Gala

SAN DIEGO — Last week, Dr. David Jeremiah, the founder and host of Turning Point with Dr. Jeremiah, was awarded a Milestone award and a digital media award at the National Religious Broadcasters Association Annual Convention. The awards were presented at two different gatherings during the 2024 Convention held in Nashville, TN, where broadcasters and… Continue reading David Jeremiah Honored at 80th NRB Convention

One Year Since the Syria/Turkey Earthquake, Churches are Rebuilding

SYRIA — One year on from the devastating earthquake in Syria/Turkey in February, 2023, large numbers of people are still mourning, recovering or rebuilding their lives. Open Doors highlights some of the Christians who were directly impacted. Kamal – Latakia, Syria: It’s terrifying and sad to remember the night of the 6th of February. I… Continue reading One Year Since the Syria/Turkey Earthquake, Churches are Rebuilding

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