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PRAY

As Orthodox Christians, we recognize that prayer is an essential part of our daily lives that guides our actions. Prayer is also an invaluable contribution to helping the homeless and poor in America.  We ask that you remember FOCUS, its staff, and all those we serve in your daily prayers.

Fill out the form below to add your name to the FOCUS prayer list. You and your loved ones will be remembered daily in the chapel of St. Herman’s House, where we read prayers every morning and evening.

A Prayer for FOCUS

O Heavenly King, Comforter, who grants all blessings,
we thank You for Your abundant grace and mercies.
Help us to be good stewards of Your treasury
through the ministry of FOCUS.

Help us to strip ourselves of our earthly adornment,
that the poor may be sufficiently clothed and fed.
And, by so loving our neighbor,
adorn us with the everlasting pearls of virtue instead.

Where there is suffering, help us to bring Your mercy.
Where there is despair, Your hope;
Where there is pain, You who are the Comforter;
Where there is hatred, You who are Love;

Daily guide our lives and our work in FOCUS,
So that we may do all things,
In every place and at all times,
For Your glory.
Amen.

GIVE

Donations by check can be mailed to:

FOCUS North America
PO Box 645039
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5039

FOCUS North America is a BBB accredited charity and has received the BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal as an effective and efficient organization. FOCUS North America is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law. 

WAYS TO GIVE

Donate Stock

We’re able to accept donations in the form of stock, government (including municipal) debt and corporate debt through the Depository Trust Company (DTC).

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies have charitable matching programs, in which they will match their employees’ charitable contributions. Contact your Human Resources department to find out if your employer will match your gift to FOCUS.

Planned Giving

Learn more about our Legacy Society, including how we handle bequests, beneficiary designations, and donor recognition.

CFC

f you are an employee of the federal government, you can support FOCUS through theCombined Federal Campaign (CFC) by indicating our code on your pledge form: 19541.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor advised funds allow you to combine favorable tax benefits with flexibility in giving. If you have a DAF established, you can recommend a gift to FOCUS using the “DAF Direct” app on our website.

Become a Supporting Parish

Your youth group, women’s or men’s group, or the entire parish can be a vial part of continuing the work of YES, whether you are hosting a YES trip or not. 

Join our "Friends of FOCUS"

Every day, FOCUS opens its doors to people who are out of work, experiencing homelessness, or struggling to make ends meet. Every day, people turn to FOCUS for a hot meal, health care, transitional housing, clothing, groceries, job training, and compassionate support.

By making recurring monthly donations to FOCUS, you will join our “Friends of FOCUS” and help us provide reliable, consistent programs that meet these daily needs. A recurring monthly donation to FOCUS North America supports our activities and programs throughout the year. It allows us to plan and budget accordingly, enabling us to encourage, serve, and inspire thousands of families in need

Any amount is meaningful and makes a difference. Here’s a sample of what your monthly donation can accomplish:

  • $20 a month: (Food for a family of 4)
  • $35 a month: (Back to school supplies for 12 homeless children)
  • $50 a month: (One year’s subsidized rent for a graduate of our job training program)

Sign up by enrolling your credit card or debit card and designating a monthly donation amount. You can change the amount or cancel at any time.

SERVE

FOCUS CENTERS:

If you would like to volunteer at a FOCUS Center near you call 866-267-3083 and the extension listed below.

  • St. Herman’s FOCUS Cleveland, OH, ext 714
  • FOCUS Minnesota, MN, ext 712
  • FOCUS Pittsburgh, PA, ext 713
  • FOCUS Orange County, CA, ext 711
  • FOCUS San Diego, CA, 715
  • FOCUS Detroit, MI JavaScript required to view address
  • FOCUS Gateway City, St. Louis, MO JavaScript required to view address 

NATIONAL PROGRAMS:

If you would like to volunteer for a national program or if you have questions about an opportunity contact our National Programs Manager, John Moxen: JavaScript required to view address