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FOCUS Partners with the Antiochian Women to Provide Education Support for School Children in this year’s Act of Mercy

Supporting the health and education of children is the core component of FOCUS North America’s programs. More than 15 million children in the United States live below the poverty line. Some of the effects of poverty on children are poor academic achievement, poor nutrition, substandard housing and lack of access to basic needs, all of which can result in trauma.

Through our programs, FOCUS is empowering children to have the skills they need to access opportunities, succeed, and live fruitful lives. We partner with schools and families to ensure students achieve their academic grade level in all subjects by providing tutoring, textbooks, and school supplies

We also address other areas that impact a child’s education such as food insecurity and basic resource needs. We provide children with the nutritious food and hygiene items they need to thrive, so that they are healthy and ready to learn when school is in session.

With the help of the Antiochian Christian Women of North America, FOCUS will continue to serve and improve the lives of homeless and poor children around the United States.

  • Reading and tutoring with a child during the week
  • Recess activity kits for teachers
  • We provide textbooks and teaching resources to schools
  • Books, backpacks, and school supplies for kids who are ready to learn
  • Medical and dental checkups
  • High-quality backpacks and school supplies provided to children in poverty
  • Ensures children have proper footwear and learning materials as they start the new school year
  • From 2013-2018, Back to School programs have provided new clothing and school supplies to more than 300,000 children over 50 cities.
  • New athletic shoes for kids throughout the school year
  • Clothing for women and children
  • Household items for families in crisis situations such as displacementor homelessness due to house fires.
  • Home improvement services for single parent homeowners

Join us in proving Educational Support for Disadvantaged Children!

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The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America was founded in 1973 through the Vision of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of Thrice-Blessed Memory. Today, they are an organization of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese and is led by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph. Their purpose is to develop among the women a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness, and commitment; to foster a genuine expression of love and service through works of charity; and to install a sense of fellowship and a deeper understanding of our Holy Orthodox Faith. They are a:

“Sisterhood Serving Christ Through Serving Others.”