Chicago Walk the Walk for IOCC 2023

Members of St. Basil Chicago's Walk the Walk Team 2022
Members of St. Basil Chicago's Walk the Walk Team 2022

St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church Chicago

St. Basil Chicago is gearing up for the Chicago 17th Annual Walk the Walk for IOCC!  

Our parish team is raising funds to help International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continue our Church's humanitarian mission in the US and in over 60 countries abroad, including Ukraine, Greece, Syria, Gaza and the West Bank, Haiti, and Ethiopia - IOCC - Where We Work. 

The dollars we raise will help provide life-saving and life-sustaining services - with Christian love and without discrimination - to our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. 

Please consider joining the team effort by:

1) Donating - go to DONATE NOW (upper right)

Help us surpass our 2022 team fundraising ($2,745.00), and achieve silver sponsor status for the third year in a row! Every dollar makes a difference!  

2) Walking/Running the 5K on Saturday, September 30  - go to JOIN TEAM (upper right) to register
St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church | 5649 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
8:00 AM: Registration, T-shirt pick-up, group photos
9:00 AM: 5K Walk/Run on the beautiful lakefront trail
After the 5K: Breakfast, music, and fellowship with St. Basil teammates and fellow Orthodox Christians from all jurisdictions!

Register by September 15 to make sure you receive a Walk the Walk Chicago T-shirt!

3) Sharing this message with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and anyone who wants to be a part of the good work of IOCC!

About IOCC  - 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 commitments are focused in the sectors of Emergency Preparedness & Response, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Sustainable Livelihood, Food Security & Agriculture, and Health - IOCC 2022 Annual Report. IOCC is a top-rated charity and a recipient of Charity Navigator’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.

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?” - St. Basil the Great, On Social Justice (available in the St. Basil parish bookstore)

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