Meet Our Children

Our Mission

St John’s 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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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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Grateful thanks to Charlene Boyko, the Sunday School children and their families of St. Anthony's Parish in Edmonton for their collection of 19 pairs of pj's for the orphans of Ukraine. Great work everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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sharing post from Olena Hartsula.. Way to go St. Matthews School, heartfelt gratitutde for your generous contributions! Hello! I just picked up pjs from St Matthew School. I didn’t count them, but believe me I filled all my trunk! It was in that box and that box could’t fit either inside nor in my trunk. Awesome! ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Beloved supporters! A few projects which have been ongoing since this fall are now complete: new linoleum in three bedrooms (lino was more than 40 years old), 5 new beds and dental visits for approximately half of the children of Zmiiv (the other half opted out). Most of the children who participated have not been to a dentist before so the work undertaken was primarily cavities and extractions. Thanks to our generous sponsor who funded these necessary projects! You know who you are .. In His Love & Service, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Grateful for St Herman's Sunday School Children and their families for donating 37 pairs of pajamas for the orphans of Zaluchchya Orphanage. As part of their St. Nicholas celebrations, the children wrapped the PJ's and made a Christmas card to attach to each pair of pajamas. Heartfelt thanks to the Social Action Committee, the Sunday School Director & volunteers of St Herman's Parish for their support of St. John's Children Program - Glory to God for all things! In His Love & Service, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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