Mission & Values
Our mission is to serve the poorest of the poor by helping them to be restored to self-sufficiency, dignity and hope. We do this by providing food, shelter, medical aid, education, and spiritual support.
Serving Hands International was established as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity in 1982. Since its inception, SHI has been able to designate 100% of all funds directly to working with the people we serve. This is made possible by private donors who have pledged to pay all administrative costs associated with SHI’s operations.
SHI’s mission is founded on the belief that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of society. Every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to the necessities required for human decency. These rights lead us to fulfill the responsibilities we have for one another, our community, and the world.
Our society’s progress is reflected by the condition of our most vulnerable members. And so we are moved by love and responsibility to put the poor and vulnerable first.