Charity Ministry Annual Report January 2003
By Karen Verderber
Charity collection is the second Sunday each month.
Charity collection recipients for the year 2002
January: Lemont Emergency Fund collection was $495 and matched with
from cell phone tower income .
February: $264 collected and matched from tower funds, for Lemont
March: $404 collected and matched, for Orthodox Christian Mission
presented on March 14, 2002, at annual OCMC dinner (5 parishioners
April: Ilaasi Friends of St. Herman Theological Seminary in Alaska.
$494.00?? (note: due to the need for funds for the building projects,
decided to temprarily discontinue matching charity funds until the
May: IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) $414
June: Jason Homiak for Project Mexico $477
July: Alexander Lukashonak for attending St. Vladimirâ€™s Seminary
August: Shannon Robinson, missionary to Albania (affiliated with OCMC;
Orthodox Christian Mission Center) $608
September: $492 for benefit of Eastern Orthodox Foundation, which
and supports the homeless, emotionally troubled and mentally
October: the Orthodox Christmas Stocking Program for children in
Russia, Romania, and Alaska $319
Nov: Christ the Savior Mission in Woodbury, CT, for their
December: $461 was collected for the family of Father Michael
Orthodox priest from Dix Hills, New York, who suffers from Multiple
and was forced into early retirement due to the illness.
Karen Verderber has been regularly delivering food items collected in
the box in the basement to needy individuals or groups; if you know of an
individual in need or a worthy charitable group, please let us know.
Some of the ways we helped this year:
Winter coat collection for Chicago Area Coat Drive in October and
Four large bags of coats were donated for the Chicago area homeless.
Clothing, furniture, and food distributed to Morningstar Mission in
Also, several bags of groceries were delivered to Morningstar Mission
local families in need.