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 current year 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 Sessions.

The GLG is a partnership of the OYM and the Jr. Ukrainian Orthodox League.

Great Lent Giveaway 2014
Focus on Giving

Benefitting FOCUS North America -
Back to School Initiative

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 participants.

We are also providing a list of materials to be used with
youth ages 5-18.

Past GLG Programs are provided here. They may be used and modified for anytime of the year.
What is FOCUS North America?
FOCUS North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer experiences in more than 20 cities in the United States.

As an expression of Christ’s love FOCUS North America serves the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter. (FOCUS website)

The Back to School Iniative provide youth in 20 cities essential items such as back packs, school supplies, shoes, socks and a lunch program.

It was determined that the youth of our church led by the Jr Ukrainian Orthodox League would strive to raise theamount of $3000 and 500 pari of socks.
Join us in this Christ-led endeavor.
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 FOCUS North America.

In addition to raising funds to send kids back to school, what else will the GLG do?

We hope to provide information about FOCUS to raise awareness for their work. In addition, to deepen the faith of our young people, lessons will be provided to learn about Christ's Uncondional Loveand Christian Caring.

2014 - Focus on Giving
*How To/First Discussion Guide
*FOCUS NA Fact Sheet
*Fundraising Ideas
* Poster

Session One - FOCUS
Available March 12
Week 1 - Leader
Week 1 -Participant
Session Two - Christian Caring
Available March 19
Week 2 - Leader
Week 2 -Participant

Session Three -
Christ's Unconditional Love
Available March 26
Week 3 - Leader
Week 3 - Participant

Session Four - TBA
Available April 2
Week 4 - Leader
Week 4 - Participant