Twice a month Maid In Heaven donates money to the global charity, Mercy Ships. Mercy Ships is a global charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and serving all people without regard for race, gender, or religion. Their crews of both professional medical and non-medical volunteers have chosen a very powerful way to share their blessings. Mercy Ships has chosen to follow the 2,000 year–old model of Jesus: the blind see, the lame walk, the mute speak, and the Good News (the nature and character of a loving God) is proclaimed and demonstrated among the poor.