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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.


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Christ is Risen! Grateful thanks to our generous Calgary donors who sponsored 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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A powerful new exhibition of photographs of children who have suffered in the conflict with Russia-b...

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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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Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! Spring and summer shipments of footwear, clothing, personal hygiene products, treats, and soccer balls arrived to Zmiiv in time for Pascha. Thank you to all who contributed and supported these project shipments a couple of months ago. SJC+ ... See MoreSee Less

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