How We Work

Teresa Charities has only one part-time paid staff person; all other work both in the U.S. and in foreign countries is done by volunteers. More than 91% of every dollar contributed goes to recipients. We deliver funds by wire transfer to trusted and responsible church agencies in the local area.

Teresa Charities is not affiliated with any Church or religious organization. However, we often work with Churches as being the most reliable and trustworthy agencies available. In working with religious groups, Teresa Charities does not limit involvement to any one religion or group.

Teresa Charities also serves people without regard to their religious preference, and does not seek to gain converts.






Teresa Charities foodstuffs ready to be distributed from the Phu Lam Protestant Church.

We have a second tier of local voluteer contacts who provide on-site auditing and verification for us. Many of the pictures on this web site come from these auditors.






Locations in Vietnam where Teresa Charities is supporting people. Though Teresa Charities has begun its work in Vietnam, our mission is not limited to any one country.