This is the season for giving thanks and many do so by giving to others. Giving to nonprofits is an essential way we can care for those in need, but you need to evaluate a nonprofit before trusting them with your money. Charitable gifts can also be part of a year-end tax strategy. You can trust your gifts to the nonprofits served by MLA.
MLA has a variety of relationships with nonprofits. Some are clients so we have in-depth knowledge of their financial integrity. Others have MLA team members serve on their boards, so those team members can speak for their purpose and effectiveness. These organizations reflect our Business Redeemed approach. If you are looking to make a donation this holiday season, we encourage you to consider one of these nonprofits.
Aruna Project brings freedom to enslaved women. Founded by Ryan and April Berg, Aruna is an impact-driven athleisure brand bringing and sustaining freedom to sex trafficking victims through employment marked by holistic care. Aruna is an MLA client and was featured recently in an MLA news post.
Aruna has a for-profit/nonprofit strategy. Through Aruna’s products and events, women the world over can bring lifelong freedom to victims of human trafficking while celebrating freedom in their own adventure. You can support Aruna by purchasing its products, or by making a donation.
ITEC develops tools and training programs, trains indigenous Christ-followers, and equips others to do the same both domestically and abroad. They do this through developing tools and technology to meet needs, training indigenous believers to share the gospel in new ways in their communities, and equipping churches to fulfill the great commission.
ITEC (Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center) is based in Florida and was founded by Steve Saint. Steve is the son of Nate Saint, who along with Jim Elliot and two others, were killed in 1956 by Auca tribesmen in the jungles of Ecuador. In 1994 Steve returned to work with the men who killed his father, and the vision for ITEC was born.
ITEC has received international acclaim for its technological developments and has been featured at TEDx and in Popular Mechanics. In addition to training believers around the world, they are active in equipping churches in North America to be more effectively involved in missions. ITEC is an MLA client, and Brian Morgan serves as a financial advisor to the Board of Directors. ITEC is a member of ECFA and can receive donations through its website.
Eve Center is dedicated to promoting healing and growth for women through Biblical, no-cost, safe, and confidential peer counseling and training. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Eve Center offers free one-on-one counseling from trained counselors. These meetings are supported by recovery groups and book-study groups.
Eve Center was founded by women who have experienced difficulties and now seek to help other women in similar circumstances. They have helped over 1,000 women this way in the past year. Many of the services offered by Eve Center are provided by their trained volunteers.
Scott Liston, MLA Strategic Principal, and his wife Deb have been involved with Eve Center for several years. Scott served on the Board of Directors from July 2014 to June 2020. The last three years he was Board President. Eve Center can receive donations directly through their website and through the Amazon Smile program.
Kings Local Food Pantry exists to impact lives in our community in a positive way while serving as an example of community spirit. Their mission is to be an integral part of the community by serving those in need of food and/or temporary financial assistance. They further assist their clients by referring them to other area agencies that can help them with employment, health, and personal needs.
Located in South Lebanon, Ohio, the food pantry is a partner with the United Way of Warren County, and the Shared Harvest Foodbank network. They provide food assistance to residents of the Kings School district. They cooperate with the schools for food drives and volunteers.
Doug Briggs, of Briggs Creative Services, serves on the Board of Directors for the Food Pantry. Briggs Creative Services is a client of MLA. Kings Local Food Pantry receives food donations during its normal service hours. They are also a member of Kroger Community Rewards (Organization #BG281) and Amazon Smile (Kings Local School District Area Community Services Inc.). Cash donations are also appreciated.
Do you have further questions about how finances are handled at a nonprofit you support? Contact us for more information.