Meet Our Children

Our Mission

St Johns Children (SJC) is committed to improving the quality of life for orphaned children in impoverished countries by helping to provide for their physical, educational and medical needs while they are living in orphanages.

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Make a Donation

Our program promotes 100% volunteerism. We pay no salaries and we keep our administration costs at 5%. This means at minimum, 95% of your donation goes directly to helping the orphans. Donations of $20.00 and over are eligible for a tax receipt.

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Get Involved!

If you are considering helping we have plenty of opportunities where you can join in for a work bee to help with sorting, packing & readying boxes for shipping; shopping for essentials and gifts; coordinating and hosting a fundraising event; actively solicit funds on our behalf to support programming; organizing a drive to collect or fund a variety of required items.

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Zmiiv Directors Appeal

Located in the city of Zmiiv in the Kharkiv Oblast region of Ukraine

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Zaluchchia Directors Appeal

Located in the city of Zaluchchia-Dolishne, in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast region of Ukraine.

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Bookstore

St Johns Children is selling a collection of beautifully written and illustrated books for children about Saints as a fundraiser for our Orphanage Program. They are a perfect gift for the children in your life. The cost of each book is $20.00 CAD and this price includes shipping within Canada & United States. A discount is available for orders of five or more books. Please email SJC@stjohnsinstitute.com if you would like to support our program by purchasing a bulk order of these treasured writings on the lives of our beloved Saints.

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Greetings beloved! A kind supporter has put together two videos for us.. First one highlights of our 5 years of support and the second of our Ambassadors visit this past May - ENJOY!
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Beloved Supporters! I know we've been 'quiet' for a bit, please forgive us, ... it has been a busy summer for projects at Zmiiv which included shower renovation, 2nd floor heating system repairs (you might remember we did a complete overhaul of the main floor heating system last summer) and some general sprucing up of several rooms with a coat of paint. Please continue to watch for our posts, more will be forthcoming! In His Love & Service, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Beloved supporters and friends of SJC..
Donations of bed sheets, clothing, footwear, school supplies, personal hygiene, oatmeal, tea, socks and underwear, crafting items were packaged and shipped to Zmiiv & Zaluchchia this past week to arrive in time for school start-up. 10 boxes, a total weight of 227 kgs ... Special thanks to: Bonnyville, Glendon, Nowa Bukowina, Sandy Rapids, Stry, and St. Paul Parish families for their contribution of 140 pairs of socks & 160 pairs of underwear; Allstar Sports for new sweatshirts, tees and jackets; Dri-Line for the bedding for both orphanages; & St Herman's Parish for clothing & footwear, toothbrushes, toothpaste, oatmeal & all the individual families for their generous donations! A combined total of over 40 volunteer hours were accrued to make this shipment happen - thank you! We love each and every one of you, God bless, SJC+
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