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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 supporters! Four more of our winter clothing and footwear boxes arrived to Zmiv. Thanks to all who donated these items! In His Love & Service, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Grateful thanks to all our volunteers who came out to help today to package, inventory & pack 6 boxes (approximately 180 kgs) of Christmas items for the kids of Zmiiv; Irena, Dave & Chris, Marie Ann, Louise & Carol, great job, well done! Most especially, thank you to all of our donors and supporters who funded these shipments; our two Calgary families (ALL the toys, pyjamas, painting & craft supplies) our three Edmonton families (tights, socks, mittens & gloves), St Herman's Orthodox Parish Sunday School (calculators, crafting items: markers, erasers, regular & coloured pencils, and pads), St Anthony's Ukrainian Orthodox Parish for their footwear donations, Harboways for the 45 large sketch pads, Lisovaya & Niculescu families (clothing, footwear & backpacks). Also a variety of personal hygiene and hair accessories were donated for the kids by Nichiporiks, Marie Ann, Carolin & Irena. All Star Sportswear donated tee's and we included aToque from Elsie for each of the kids! The Christmas gift bags will be assembled at the Orphanage.Thanks one and all!!! In His Love & Service SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Completed painting ... inside and out ...SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Greetings beloved supporters! The children returned to Zmiiv two weeks ago to a bright start to their school year. The orphange and playground equipment were painted and water source system repairs and heating system repairs were undertaken. These photos shared today are the first 4 of seven fall and winter clothing boxes that arrived the past week. Thank you to all the contributors of the clothing & footwear, those that packed and readied everything for the children for their new school term and heartfelt thanks to those who contriubted towards the significant cost of repairs this past summer. for shipping costs and for crafting purchases included in these shipments. SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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