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Gateway City Benefit Concert

Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church is hosting a benefit concert for FOCUS Gateway City on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Stay and enjoy light hors-d’oeuvres after the concert.

FOCUS Gateway City is a local center of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS), a national faith-based organization in the United States. FOCUS provides compassionate, Christ-inspired service to communities in need.

Across the country, FOCUS mobilizes Orthodox Christians to serve in their own communities in the areas of Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter. Through our programs, men, women, and children receive employment assistance, housing, food, basic needs, and educational services.

Please attend this wonderful benefit concert for an evening of music and fellowship that will help the crucial services FOCUS Gateway City offers . The concert is open to the public. You can make a contribution to FOCUS Gateway City and support the continued community work in St. Louis.

Attend the Benefit Concert and Support FOCUS Gateway City

FOCUS Gateway City is located in the South Side of Downtown St. Louis, and offers three basic needs programs for residents: Sunday Suppers, Food Pantry, and the Clothing Closet.

Sunday Suppers

The Sunday supper program provides food and fellowship for residents in the South Side of Downtown St. Louis. Volunteers from Orthodox and other Christian congregations, youth clubs, local businesses, and corporate groups prepare healthy meals, and serve visitors with dignity and compassion. 

Food Pantry

The food pantry provides emergency food aid for individuals and families who are struggling to get by. Unemployment, homelessness, or mental illness can make it hard for household to afford food. Thankfully, FOCUS can combat hunger by distributing essential items including canned goods, fruits, and vegetables. The food pantry is open the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Clothing Closet

Clothing is a basic need that provides people with dignity, confidence, and self expression. Through the clothing closet, FOCUS provides gently used clothing, sleeping bags, tents, towels, household and hygiene items to anyone in need.

Fr. Patrick, local director, poses with volunteers at one of the Sunday Supper meals.

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