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St. Nicholas Parish, Tăutești, Iași, Romania

Site Progress to Date Since the beginning of his mission in Tăutești village, Father Vlad Chiriac made heroic efforts to rehabilitate the historical and cultural values of the village. Father Vlad performs religious, educational and social activities with all the children in his parish. Father Vlad has made an amazing accomplishment for this village, the … Read more

Holy Archangels Parish, Silistea, Dolhasca, Suceava, Romania

Site Progress to Date Since the beginning of his mission in Silistea Noua village, Father Mihail Agafitei wanted to form a group of young people, children, with whom he could carry out a whole activity of knowledge, of recognition of the Romanian village, of rediscovery of the Christian and Romanian traditional values. The program that … Read more

St. Nicholas Parish Vârtoapele de Sus, Vârtoape, Teleorman, Romania

Site Progress to Date The social-philanthropic activity initiated by Father Horia Marian, coordinated at the level of the parish at St. Nicholas in Vârtoapele de Sus, has been carried out annually, supporting school children, helping parishioners in need, and paying special attention to the elderly, the lonely and the sick. With Bishop Galaction’s blessing and … Read more

Heaven’s Key Association, Galateni, Teleorman, Romania

Site Progress to Date In the fall of 2016, the Heaven’s Key Association was started, and it began to provide a meal every week to vulnerable children in the community. Because of the daily need identified through this program, they started in October 2018, to prepare a daily hot meal in the small kitchen of … Read more

ASCOR Iasi, Romania

Site Progress to Date ASCOR is a non-governmental youth organization (NGO), Christian, apolitical and non-profit, with branches in all university centers in the country: Bucharest, Alba-Iulia, Bacău, Cluj-Napoca, Galați, Iași, Oradea, Sibiu, Timișoara, Craiova ASCOR – Iași was founded on 14 October 1990 by a group of students from “Al. I. Cuza” and the Agronomic … Read more

The Impoverished People’s Soup Kitchen, Cluj, Romania

Site Progress to Date “Masa Saracilor” Soup Kitchen, Cluj Napoca prepares and delivers 1,000 portions of food/week to homeless in Cluj area. In 2020  they have distributed and cooked 41 tons of food. The association was launched in Cluj-Napoca in 2013 and has gathered since its inception local supporters, volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Their recipe … Read more

Romania for Life, Bucuresti, Romania

Site Progress to Date The Romania for Life association has pro-life activities which offer substantial support in helping pregnant women with high abortion risk and those needing financial support during the first few months after giving birth. The association organizes an annual event named ​“The March for Life” in over 900 cities ​in Romania and … Read more

Tell Me a Story for The Soul! Bucuresti, Romania

Site Progress to Date The project “Tell Me a Story for The Soul!” was launched on December 1, 2019 by Ioana Revnic. One year after the Centenary of the Great Union of Romanians, the intention of the founders is to contribute the soulful education of future generations of young Romanians. The Christian belief is that … Read more

The Holy Archangels Association of Vatra Dornei, Suceava, Romania

Site Progress to Date The Holy Archangels Association of Vatra Dornei was founded in 2009, near Podul-Coșnei Monastery, by the local priest Father Mihai Negrea, with the aim of helping the poorest community resident’s children in need of a hot meal and school support. The association is providing daily meals for 135 children​ and the … Read more

School of Varlaam Scholarships

Site Progress to Date Varlaam Mitropolitul School is a school in Iasi operating under Orthodox Christian values. The students attending this institution are cultivating their talents in an Orthodox spirit, and in this way Varlaam Mitropolitul School is contributing to the moral development of a new generation of future Christian Romanian leaders. This school serves … Read more

Saint Nicholas Shoes and Saint Nicholas College, Iasi, Romania

Site Progress to Date Situated in the city of Iasi and under the patronage of Saint Nicholas, the college hosts dedicated theologian students embodying Christian values and morals.  Their goals are to help guide and change the way society lives through virtuous responsibility, professionalism, and dedication to help our brothers and sisters in need. Their … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrate always, pray constantly and give thanks to God no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

The Feast Day of Saint Paraskeva

Every year on October 14th we celebrate the Feast day of Saint Paraskeva our patron saint. Saint Paraskeva was born into a noble family, during the eleventh century in the village of Epivato, close to Constantinople. She is a perfect example of living according to the Gospel; loving God with all the soul, heart, strength, … Read more

SPOC awarded $108,950 in grants during the first quarter of 2022!

By God’s grace and through the intercessions of Saint Paraskeva, SPOC managed to release grants to 14 partner sites totaling $108,950. This is truly remarkable, and this way Saint Paraskeva Orthodox Charity continues its mission. The support of our donors, and the united efforts of volunteers in the United States, Canada, Romania made this accomplishment … Read more

Christ is Risen!

It is the Day of Resurrection! Let us be radiant, O people! Pascha! The Lord’s Pascha! For Christ our God has brought us from death to life, and from earth unto heaven, as we sing triumphant hymns! (Pascal Canon Ode 1) In these blessed moments full of light and divine peace,  our hearts, changed through … Read more

Over $25,000 in grants released by SPOC for Ukrainian refugees

Dear Ones, The situation in Ukraine is dramatic. Around 3.7 million people have left Ukraine in the last four weeks. 572,754 persons entered Romania from Ukraine between 24 February and 24 March. SPOC has so far released over $25,000 in grants to help Ukrainian refugees. We take this opportunity to thank our donors and volunteers … Read more

SPOC Fundraising Updates

Seattle Washington- on behalf of the children struggling in Romania we want to thank “ The Holy Three Hierarch Romanian Orthodox Church “ and Fr Ioan Catana from Seattle WA, for hosting our flower fundraising event. Special thanks goes to our sponsor and organizer Ana Omusor for several days of labor of love to hold … Read more

Easter for Impoverished Romanian Children

In many villages and cities of Romania poverty is a cruel reality. In a frightened and confused world, many children struggle with hunger every day. The recent increased in fuel price caused a chain reaction and the price of basic commodities like food and sanitary items has increased as well. As such much more financial … Read more

SPOC Fundraising Event

Please join us for a fundraising event and conference about our Romanian children in need and the gift of giving. Location: Three Holy Hierarchs Orthodox Church 6402 226th St SW Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 Silent auction with floral arrangements Speaker: Mariana Cuceu, MD, MPH President of Saint Paraskeva Orthodox Charity

Emergency Fund for the Ukrainian Refugees To Romania

Saint Paraskeva Orthodox Charity in partnership with The Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of The Americas joins the exceptional initiative of the Archdiocese of Suceava and Radauti in support of the Ukrainian war refugees in transit or intending to stay on the Romanian territory. The fundraiser will assist the monasteries and parishes in the diocese that have … Read more