Here is what your monetary contribution on Souper Bowl Sunday can do to help needy children and families should you select International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) as your designated charity.
$100 — Help Children During Emergencies
Your gift of $100 can help turn a time of crisis into a time of action for children in need. When disasters strike, IOCC responds quickly to provide emergency relief assistance (including basic food items), supply medical equipment and support local community organizations. Your gift of $100 could buy a winter clothing package, a children’s food parcel and a family hygiene parcel for those in urgent need of help.
$250 — Support Youth Education Programs
Your gift of $250 can help provide a brighter future for children enrolled in IOCC’s youth education programs throughout the world. These programs allow children to participate in educational, recreational and cultural activities in a safe environment. Additional programs train at-risk students in computer literacy, enabling them to learn skills for future job opportunities.
$500 — Help Provide Disaster Assistance In The U.S.
When disasters like floods, hurricanes and wildfires strike the United States, Orthodox priests from IOCC’s Emergency Response Network help survivors cope with their loss, provide trauma counseling and coordinate resources with others on the scene. Your gift can train an Orthodox priest to respond to disasters in the U.S.
$1,000 — Support Agricultural Projects Which Help Children In Rural Areas
Your gift of $1,000 can help farmers provide fresh fruits, vegetables and milk to children living in remote areas of poorer countries. With your donation, IOCC’s agricultural projects could purchase tractor attachments, garden tools and seed packets as well as livestock such as cows and chickens for rural farmers. These programs make possible food, employment and income to families in need while encouraging self-sufficiency and independence.