Orthodox Store

“The Orthodox Store” is a humanitarian outreach program designed to help parishioners and community members in need. The free "grocery store" is located at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago and will serve 26 parishes in the Metropolis. 

Ascension parishioners are asked to support this exciting multi-parish initiative by contributing completed kits. You may choose to donate any of the three kits below.

 

ASCENSION VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP STOCK THE STORE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

 


CLICK HERE TO DONATE KITS


KIT CONTENTS:

There are three types of kits to assemble and donate:

CARE KIT

Contents:  A one-gallon Ziploc bag that includes the following:

  • One bottle of water
  • Two snack/granola bars
  • Small pack of crackers sealed
  • Small deodorant
  • Small bar of antibacterial soap
  • Small shampoo
  • Small toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Small pack of tissues
  • Three Band-Aids
  • Moisturizer

 

COVID KIT

 

Contents:  A one-gallon Ziploc bag that includes the following:

  • A face mask
  • Two gloves, preferably latex or plastic
  • Small hand sanitizer or antibacterial bar of soap
  • Three Band-Aids
  • Hand moisturizer

 

 

DINNER BAG 
Contents:  A large paper bag that includes the following:

  • Can of corn
  • Can of green beans
  • 2 lbs. of pasta
  • Jar of pasta sauce
  • Jar of spreadable jelly/jam
  • Bag of uncooked rice
  • Can of beans
  • Box of graham crackers 

 


 

The church is also collecting Non-Perishable Food Donations and/or Jewel Gift Cards.


KIT DROP-OFF:

  • Please drop off complete kits Monday - Fridays from 10 am-3 pm at Ascension of our Lord Greek Orthodox Church (1207 Riverwoods Rd. Lincolnshire) in labeled tubs located in the vestibule of the east (back) entrance of the fellowship building.
  • Please wear appropriate personal protective equipment and observe all CDC guidelines for social distancing when you drop off the items.


CAN I MAKE A MONETARY DONATION INSTEAD?

If you cannot participate by dropping off kits and desire to contribute financially, please click HERE and choose the "Orthodox Store" fund from the drop-down menu; or, mail a check payable to Ascension of Our Lord, with "Orthodox Store” in the memo to:

Ascension of Our Lord
1207 Riverwoods Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069


QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please send an email to ascensionorthodoxstore@gmail.com.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact Fr. Sotiri directly at 847.482.1200; frsotirios@ascensiongoc.com.

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