Donations can be sent to Teresa Charities, P.O. Box 13237,  Portland, OR 97213-0237. You can also help to donate by credit card through GiveDirect online.  We can use help in kind, as well, especially for publicity and coordinating fundraising.

We're not solving world poverty, we are helping one person at a time, as we can do so. Ultimately, we believe that this is the only way to address world poverty: person to person, one person at a time. Through the small and large donations of people like you, we are currently helping about 15,000 individual around many countries and unique human beings regularly. Together, we all do what we can, and we always find afterward that we did more than we thought possible.

Our one and only goal is to provide food to the elderly poor, who suffer without the support we try to provide. We do not work for or against any government. We do not try to influence policy. We do not try to make a statement with our charitable work. We work only to support those in need.

In the recipient's country, we work with a variety of church (usually) or social organizations. Where possible, we wire funds directly to a local bishop or other trusted church official. We generally avoid using governmental agencies. Then, we utilize a second tier of independent volunteers in the country, who do on-the-spot visits for their independent reports.

Yes, our books have been audited since 2005 and our 2011 Annual Report, available here, includes a statement from an independent auditor.

Yes, we issue receipts at the time of donation. We do not, however, send end-of-year statements, so do save your receipts as you receive them.

We are registered in the State of Virginia as a 501(3)(c) non-profit, tax exempt corporation. Your contributions are fully tax deductible.

Theresa Charities is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
EIN #: 77-0625836      2005 CFC #: 10815 (international organization)

Yes. While renting a hall can cost, all coordination and preparation work is done by volunteers. We have been generously supported by the community in the areas of publicity and decoration.

Our overhead is less than 9%, so more than 91 cents of every dollar contributed goes directly to fulfill the mission of Teresa Charities.

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Welcome to Teresa Charities Website !

Teresa Charities was founded in 2002 and incorporated in 2004. It is the work of many people, but principally the work of the founder,
Mr. Vu Thanh An. Thank you.


Teresa Charities, Inc.

3601 SE 74th Ave Portland, OR 97206

Phone: 1 (877) 252-5136


PO Box 13237
Portland, OR 97213-0237

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