Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

Social Services

"Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Luke 12:33-34)

Social Services Committee HOPE is an idem for Help Other People Excel which is the foundation of the Social Services Committee for the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States. Under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Youssef, the Social Services Committee was established to serve those in need. Through the Grace of God, this committee has been able to help our brethren in the different programs listed in this brochure. It is through the kindness of your hearts that has allowed many to be served. Yet in order to continue helping, we need your continuous support.



Mission Statement

To provide HOPE to the Copts residing in Egypt and within the Diocese during times of need and of assistance.

Update

HOPE is thankful to the Lord for a year full of support for many who are in need and are passing through difficult times in their lives. HOPE is also thankful to all your generous donations and support during the previous years. As we reach to the conclusion of a blessed year we would like to share our achievements with you. During this year HOPE was able to reach out to more people and fulfill more needs of many in desperate situations. Read more

Programs

a blessed donationThe Social Services Committee has a variety of projects and activities specially designed to assist our Coptic brothers and sisters.


Educational

a blessed donationThis program focuses on serving our youth by providing them with an opportunity to receive a college education through an interest free loan payable in installments upon the student's graduation and employment.


Employment

a blessed donationThis program focuses on serving those in need of employment by providing assistance in writing resumes and in finding a job, and by providing an interest free loan payable in installments upon employment.


Medical

a blessed donationThis program focuses on serving those with serious medical needs through monetary support.


Needy in Egypt

a blessed donationThis program focuses on serving the poor in Egypt through financial donations to orphanages and elderly homes, students who can not afford to continue their education, churches in very poor areas, our brethren in need of monetary assistance, and development of an employment program.


Needy in the U.S.

a blessed donationThis program focuses on serving those living within the Diocese who are in need through monetary support.


New Comers from Egypt or Outside the Diocese

a blessed donationThis program focuses on serving all new comers to the Diocese by assisting them in locating a place of residence, locating employment, teaching them English, and providing them computer training skills.


Special Needs

a blessed donationThis program focuses on serving those with special needs, children and adults, in poor areas of Egypt through financial donations used to providing medications, medical equipments, means of transportation, and sponsorship of children with special needs.


Mission Goals

  1. Help To help with a loving and compassionate heart
  2. Other To unselfishly recognize the needs of others
  3. People To assist our beloved Coptic brothers and sisters in Egypt and within the Diocese
  4. Excel To promote the physical and emotional well-being of the Copts through spiritual, as well as monetary support

If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Andrew Khalil at (972) 898-4322 or e-mail him at Fr.andrew@st-mark-kc.org.

All donations are tax exempt. Your donation receipts will be mailed at the end of the year.

Please indicate on your check which prgram you wish to contribute to and mail it to:

Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern USA
Social Services Committee: HOPE
P.O. Box 261656
Tampa, FL 33685-1656