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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! The Bonnyville & District Churches....St. Paul, Bonnyville, Glendon, Sandy Rapids, Nowa Bukowina, & Stry held a donation drive for Oatmeal & Tea for Zmiiv orphange for the coming winter months. Contributions for the project came from members in all 6 churches for the purchases and a significant amount to offset shipping costs as well. The children LOVE oatmeal and the Director is unable to purchase it there. The photos are the two organizers who received donations from the above parishes and made the purchases (90 kgs of oats and 11 kgs of tea). The four boxes, were delivered to the shipping company this morning and will arrive to Zmiiv in the next 6-8 weeks. Thank you to our organizers and donors, God bless, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Greetings beloved supporters! With your support, we have reached our target milestones for summer maintenance at Zmiiv Orphanage. Orphanage painted, water source system repaired and heating system sections replaced and the remainder augered/flushed out and new flooring laid after all the repair work was completed. Most especially we are sending thanks to our generous families from Calgary, for funding the heating system work (pics in this post). Whew! Thanks to Svetlana & her Edmonton & Kharkiv helpers for coordinating this work. The children return this week to a fresh and hopefully warmer environment for the coming year. Love and gratitude to all of you for your continued support. In His Love & Service, SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Grateful thanks to Elsie 'the toque lady' who made 150 beautiful knitted toques for our orphanage children as well as the Children for Peace program. Here she is and here they are .... again, many thanks dear Elsie, the visiting teens from Ukraine loved them! r+ ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Beloved Suppporters! Here are the photographs received from Zaluchchia Orphanage of the flannel fabric and Incontinence Pads we purchased from Dri Line Baby here in Edmonton and shipped to the orphanage a couple of months ago. Thank you to our Calgary families who provided the funding for a full set of 80 pads, covered the shipping costs along with the flannel fabrics for the diaper blankets. Also, grateful thanks to all who donated towards the second set of incontinence pads. Blessings on your day, r+ ... See MoreSee Less

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