In a heartening display of community spirit, our Cathedral has joined forces with the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago to spread Christmas joy among foster children in the city. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by children in the foster care system, the initiative aims to bring a sense of warmth and celebration during the holiday season.
Foster children often grapple with the aftermath of trauma and the difficulties associated with being separated from their parents and biological families. Acknowledging these struggles, the Cathedral, alongside its partner organization, rallied the support of the local community to ensure these children experience the magic of Christmas.
A special thank you goes out to the compassionate Cathedral families who generously purchased gifts for the foster children, embodying the spirit of giving during this festive season. Their selfless contributions are a testament to the community’s commitment to supporting those in need.
With heartfelt gratitude, the clergy of our Cathedral personally delivered all the collected gifts to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) office in Chicago. This collaborative effort reflects the dedication of the community to make a positive impact in the lives of foster children, fostering a sense of hope and joy during what can be a challenging time.
May the benevolence of those who participated in this initiative be blessed by God, and may the Christmas gifts bring smiles to the faces of the foster children who will receive them. In this season of giving, the community’s collective kindness shines bright, making a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most.