Great Lent Giveaway
The Great Lent Giveaway was designed as a way for our youth to learn about the beauty of Great
Lent and instill in them that Great Lent is not only a time of fasting but a time to do good works and
of contemplation, while preparing for the death and Glorious Resurrection of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The 2011 program and programs from past years are provided
below. They may be used during Great Lent or be adapted for use during your normal Youth Group
The GLG is a partnership of the OYM and the Jr. Ukrainian Orthodox League.
Great Lent Giveaway 2013
Grant the Wish of a Child!
Benefitting Make a Wish Foundation!
Donations still accepted until December 2013
How do we participate?
A new lesson/activity will be made
available Wednesday of each week.
These lessons are intended for ages
11-18. However, they may easily be
reworked for older and younger
We are also providing a list of
materials to be used with
youth ages 5-18.
Past GLG Programs are provided below. They may be used and
modified for anytime of the year.
What is the Make a Wish
The Make a Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 granting the
wish of a young boy with a life-threatening illness. To date the
Make a Wish Foundation has granted over 250,000 wishes to
children around the world.
"The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a
Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral
sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities." (MAW website)
It was determined that the youth of our church led by the Jr
Ukrainian Orthodox League would strive to grant one full wish
for a child in the amount of $7000. Join us in this Christ-led
You may send donations to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the
USA at PO Box 495, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880 - Attention:
Great Lent Giveaway. Checks payable to UOC of USA
Click here to learn more about the Make a Wish Foundation, how
they grant a wish and their amazing work.
In addition to raising funds to
grant a wish, what else will the
We hope to provide information about the
Make a Wish Foundation to raise
awareness for their work. In addition, to
deepen the faith of our young people,
lessons will be provided to learn about
alms-giving and Christian suffering.