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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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Whats Happening...

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Greetings beloved supporters and friends; Christ is Risen! Promised updates from our ambassadors visit to the orphanage this past week. First set of photos will be a 'glimpse' into the orphanage & second gifting the kids on Day 1. Day 2 shopping for essentials, delivering the goods to Zmiiv and playing with the kids! Heartfelt gratitude to our ambassadors for making time during their vacation to visit Zmiiv and to 'M' for making the gorgeous necklaces for every child, truly a wonderful momento for them!. Enjoy, God bless, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Christ is Risen! Greetings beloved supporters and friends of SJC... the Zmiiv children were thrilled with their first of two visits by SJC ambassadors from Canada. Their guests gifted each child with necklaces, satchels, tattoos, stickers and sweet treats. Many of the children are away over the holiday weekend and will receive their gifts when they return. The children and director, Svetlana, in return gifted the ambassadors (sponsors) with pictures included in this collections of photos. Tomorrow the ambassadors will return for a second visit, we'll update you again soon, In His Love & Service, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Christ is Risen! Grateful thanks to our generous Canadian sponsors who funded the Easter Dinner for the children of Zmiiv. The kids enjoyed preparing and eating the delicious meal! Also some photos of a few children being baptized just ahead of Pascha. Glory to God! In His Love and Service, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! Zaluchchia Orphanage update: We have purchased and shipped replacement incontinence pads (75) for the bedridden orphans and a bale of oversize bibs (300) at a very generous discounted price. The owner of DriLine Baby Products also donated 27 crib sheets and several bath robes for the older orphans. Heartfelt thanks for all you do for our orphanage project! In His Love and Service, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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