Our local Rescue Mission. I wish I could put a link up but that would give away my anonymity. Thousands are served every year, not just alcohol abusers, but homeless people, mothers with small children who are in dangerous relationships, homeless children, and opoid addicts. NO government money.
Our local Pregnacy Life Care Center. Every bit of the money is raised locally, and the volunteers are all local, as are the few paid staff. Hundreds of women helped.
Our local Food Pantry. NO government dollars, but thousands given the opportunity to “shop” for food.
Our local after-school program for over 200 children who live in “troubled” (that’s putting it mildly) home. They receive not only a hot supper, but two take home meals (granola bars, etc.) that they can also use at school. They have homework helpers, a gym, and all kinds of classes in various fun things that regular families just do naturally, but it’s heaven to these kids. And they learn about God and civil behavior. NO government money.
March for Life!
All the churches in our city–most of them are involved in some kind of charitable outreach, small and large.
I could go on and on. No time.
These organizations work without gov. aid, and they do so much good.
In addition, there are many individuals who are never noticed, but who regularly help the poor in tangible ways. My brother owns 40 rental properties, all well-kept (but modest), and his rents are based on the renter’s ability to pay. If a good person can’t afford the asking rent, my brother works out a deal where the renter will mow the lawn, or paint, or plant flowers, or clean out the garage, or some other chore, and that’s enough for my brother. This enables many families and individuals to live in a decent, safe home and still have money left over to buy not only necessities, but some pleasures as well. And it gives them their dignity because it’s not just a handout.
Habitat for Humanity–thousands of homes built all over the U.S., including our city.