National programs

St. Nicholas Outreach

The Need

Over 40 million Americans live below the poverty line, and struggle to meet their basic needs every day. When unexpected emergencies arise, our neighbors who struggle to make ends are thrown into crisis such as hunger & food insecurity, massive medical debt, and even homelessness. 

What Can You Do to Help?

FOCUS partners with Orthodox Communities across the US to serve families in need – especially during the holidays. Your donation of money and supplies will provide basic needs like food and hygiene items for people who need them, no questions asked. 

Get Started!

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Hygiene Kit Checklist

16 oz shampoo/body wash

(2) 6.4 oz toothpaste

8 oz lotion

(2) 4oz shaving gel

(5) disposable razors

Vented hair brush

Hair pick/comb

(2) ivory bar soap

(2) packs of 15 tissues

(3) wash cloths

(2) hand towels

(4) toothbrushes

(5) tampons & sanitary napkins

 6-pack crayons & activity book


Food Kit Checklist

5 – individual-sized cereal boxes or oatmeal pouches

5 – 8oz shelf-stable milk cartons (juice box sized)

5 – shelf-stable entree meals (raviolis, beef stew, tuna packets, mac-n-cheese, etc.)

5 – 4oz (or larger) fruit cups or 100% juice boxes

5 – individually wrapped snack items (granola or cereal bars, crackers, pretzels)


Metropolis of San Francisco YAL In Your Backyard Informational Links

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