St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church Chicago
St. Basil Chicago is participating in Chicago 15th Annual Walk the Walk for IOCC! We'll be raising funds to help International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continue the humanitarian work of the Church in the US and in over 60 countries abroad, including Haiti, Syria, Gaza and the West Bank, Ethiopia, the Balkans, and Greece.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal by making a donation, large or small, to help IOCC provide the tools needed to help rebuild communities, one family at a time. The dollars we raise will help provide life-saving and life-sustaining services--without discrimination--to some of the world's most vulnerable populations.
How you can join the effort
- Make a donation on this page. Every single gift makes a difference!
- Join the St Basil Chicago team to walk or run the 5k on Saturday, September 25. If you sign up before September 10, you can secure a Walk the Walk t-shirt!
Since 1992, IOCC has worked by collaborating with Orthodox Christian and ecumenical partners, as well as with private, public, and civil society organizations around the globe. These long-term committments to communites focus on agricultural and food security, refugee assistance, economic development, education, disaster response, emotional and spiritual care, health care, water and sanitation: http://wp.iocc.org/how-we-serve/
IOCC is a top-rated charity and a recipient of Charity Navigator’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. The IOCC 2020 Annual Report can be found here: https://iocc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/iocc-annual-report-2020-web-version.pdf
Words from our patron saint
“Had you clothed the naked, had you given your bread to the hungry, had your door been open to every stranger, had you been a parent to the orphan, had you made the suffering of every helpless person your own, what money would you have left, the loss of which to grieve?”― Basil the Great, On Social Justice