International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
Each month there will be a project for our local Parish alternating with the National IOCC. We would like to encourage everyone to contact Jeane Wood with ideas for our “local events” and to keep our ears and eyes open in their circles of the needs of others.
Projects at St Johns
One station was set up for frosting Christmas cookies another station for the kids writing their cards and yet another station with all the backpack supplies.
60 backpacks containing a hygiene kit, gloves and beanie, 2 pairs of socks, 2 hand warmers, 2 thermal blankets, a flashlight, some sweet treats, chocolates and granola bars, and a prayer book with a note from the children assuring the recipient that they were in the child’s prayers and were cared about.
Another big thank you to Lisa Gencarella and her girls for frosting at least 5 dozen cookies at home.
If anyone would like to make a meal for the shelter or back some cookies let me know and I will get the goodies to the manager. We will be supporting the shelter through all winter until it closes.
Details about the next project
Projects of The Order
Antiochian Village Library
Antiochian Village Museum
Teen SOYO Special Olympics
Antiochian Archdiocese Camp Scholarships
Department of Christian Education Fund
Youth Ministry Fund
Mission and Evangelism
Antiochian House of studies
Antiochian Heritage Foundation
Balamand Theological Academy
SOYO Leadership Training
Youth Worker training
Sacred Music Institute
Christ the Savior Academy (Wichita, KS)
Faithtree (Van Nuys, CA)