NEW YORK: February 27, 2019
Appeal by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York to Parish Rectors, Directors and Teachers of Parish and Sunday Schools
Beloved in the Lord Parish Rectors, Directors and Teachers of Parish and Sunday Schools:
With our blessing and in the framework of the initiated program “School Piggy Bank,” The Prince Vladimir Youth Association, together with the Synodal Youth Department, are organizing financial assistance to the “Samaritan- rehabilitation center” – orphanage/hospice in the city of Pinsk, Belorussia. Most of the children there never had a home and have serious complex diagnoses.
During Great Lent, this good deed will take the form of a program known as the “School Piggy Bank” program, children helping children. We appeal to you to help support these poor orphans.
Christian love is expressed in actions and thanks to your efforts last year we were able to build a needed park for orphans of special needs in the city of Minsk (www.youthpv.org). We hope this Great Lent your children will express their love God and their neighbor by helping these needy children and learn a valuable lesson of sacrifice for those in need.
Donations should be collected from March 7-April 27, 2019. Checks should be made out to: The Prince Vladimir Youth Association and sent c/o Archpriest Andrei Sommer, 75 East 93rd Street, New York, NY, 10128.
All parishes will be provided with a report on how their collected donations were used.
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia