Children Ministry Annual Report January 2009
St. Luke had very successful toy drive this year! All 75 names were taken for the Christmas DCFS Toy Drive. The toys were delivered back to St. Luke on time and all were accounted for on Tuesday December 2. On December 4 the gifts were loaded up and taken to St. Constantine and Helen's Greek Orthodox Church. On Saturday December 6th the gifts were picked up and delivered to the DCFS Offices by volunteers. As a whole, the Chicago Orthodox community took 1500 names of the DCFS children. We are the largest contributor to the DCFS Toy Drive. This is the only Pan-Orthodox charity event. Thank you to St. Luke for being such an incredibly generous community!! The presents were so beautiful wrapped and I know much thought and care was taken for these children!! Special thanks this year goes to the Mary Kincaid who came out to open the Church for us. Also much thanks to Tammy Tsiones, Tanya Andoniadis, and Evan Nickolaou who helped load the presents and take them to St. Constantine and Helen's Church. The group reconvened for coffee and hot chocolate afterward.