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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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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 if you would like to support our program by purchasing a bulk order of these treasured writings on the lives of our beloved Saints.


Whats Happening...


Greetings beloved supporters! It's been awhile since we updated and today I have photos to share of the 6 Christmas boxes received to Zmiiv....anticipation ..... In about a week, the director Svetlana and her staff will assemble bags for the children for St Nicholas celebrations on the 19th that will inlcude; pyjamas, socks, underwear, toothpaste and brushes, mitts and toques, personal hygiene & hair products. Additionally, included in these boxes are group erector sets, art supplies, sketch pads, pens pencils and markers for the children. I am also including a couple of snaps of some minor roof work that was undertaken to fix a leak in the veranda at the entrance to Zmiiv. Soon we will have photos of the Christmas Outing to the Circus & McDonalds sponsored by our very generous Calgary family. Sometime after the 19th we should also have the St Nicholas celebration photos ...stay tuned, grateful thanks for each and every one of you! God bless, In XC, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Greetings beloved supporters! Grateful thanks to our parishioners of Bonnyville & District Churches....St. Paul, Bonnyville, Glendon, Sandy Rapids, Nowa Bukowina, & Stry who held a donation drive for Oatmeal & Tea over the summer to supply Zmiiv orphange for the winter months. Here are the photos of the 4 boxes arrived to Zmiiv this week! Love in Christ, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Greetings beloved supporters,
Today's photos of the Autumn concert performed by the children, thanks to Alla for the photographs! Blessings on your day, SJC+
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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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