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International Orthodox Christian Charities annual 5K Walk/Run fundraiser

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ORGANIZATION: International Orthodox Christian Charities

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination. IOCC helps those who are suffering and in need, to enable them to continue to improve their own lives and communities and to have means to live with dignity, respect and hope.

On Saturday, September 30, 2023, the 17th annual Walk The Walk For IOCC 5K Walk/Run fundraiser will take place along the lakefront path of beautiful Lake Michigan in Chicago. Volunteers will be needed to help check-in participants and to help distribute t-shirts. We will also need volunteers outside to pass out water and to keep participants on the route. And of course, to help cheer on the runners and walkers!

Volunteers are needed from 7:30am til noon but, if necessary, volunteers may be able to leave at 11am.

A delicious free hot breakfast will be served to all participants and volunteers after the Walk/Run. Volunteers will also receive a free t-shirt to help commemorate the event.

Please come out to help support IOCC's global humanitarian relief efforts!

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Here's an overview of IOCC

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About International Orthodox Christian Charities


110 West Rd., Suite 360, Baltimore, MD 21204, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of IOCC is to respond to the call of our Lord Jesus Christ, to Minister to those who are suffering and are in need throughout the world, sharing with them God's Gifts of Food, Shelter, Economic Self-Sufficiency and Hope. The mission of IOCC is global. No matter the location, all programs are developed in consultation with local communities, Church leaders, and local and international authorities. With your help, IOCC is currently making a difference in the U.S., as well as Federal Republic of Yugoslavia • Republika Srpska (Bosnia-Herzegovina) • Republic of Georgia • Russian Federation • Albania • Jerusalem/West Bank • Greece.


In response to a need expressed by members of our Orthodox Christian community, International Orthodox Christian Charities, Inc. (IOCC) was established in March 1992 as the official international humanitarian organization of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA). In seeking to provide assistance to the poor, either in response to emergencies or long term socio-economic development needs, IOCC's fundamental policy is to develop a sustainable indigenous capacity to carry out such programs. All programs are guided by the two goals of program integrity and the highest standards of stewardship to donors. IOCC's mandate is to undertake purely humanitarian activities. Thus, IOCC does not support programs of Church mission (Church reconstruction, religious education, seminary support, etc.). At the invitation of Orthodox churches, IOCC assists some of the most vulnerable people in the world: Orphans • Refugees and Displaced Persons • Elderly • Children • Single parent families • Individuals with Disabilities • Hospitals & Schools. In all programs administered by IOCC, assistance is provided solely on the basis of need.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Disaster Relief
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Disaster Relief, Immigrants & Refugees


Sat Sep 30, 2023
07:30 AM - 12:00 PM


5649 N. Sheridan RoadChicago, IL 60660



  • Data Entry
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • 7:15am til Noon
  • Please bring appropriate clothing in case you will be volunteering outside. It may be cold or windy or both

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