The mission of Humanitarian Outreach and Philanthropic Engagement (HOPE) is to partner with parishes in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago (“Metropolis”) and with local networks to help provide food security and stable housing to those in need.



The beneficiaries of HOPE’s efforts are children, families and individuals living within the parishes of our Metropolis as well as members of our community who are striving to achieve food security and stable housing. HOPE maintains the anonymity of all beneficiaries and does not share information about its beneficiaries without their prior consent.



Since March, Project HOPE has partnered with Chicago-based parishes and local networks to provide food security and emergency shelter to those in need. To date, with God's blessings, HOPE has served 15,000 meals to individuals and families and distributed over 5,000 CARE and COVID Kits. At Thanksgiving, Project HOPE partnered with the community engagement program at Rush University Medical Center Downtown, to support the hard-hit and poverty-stricken West Garfield Park community. 

Make a Tax Deductible Gift to HOPE 

Your giving makes a difference! You can donate online or by mailing your check to the Metropolis. All proceeds go directly to help provide food security and stable housing to those in need.

To make your donation online, click on the link below. You can make a single gift, or schedule recurring giving using your checking account, debit card or credit card.



Donate by Mail

Please make your check payable to the “Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago,” and write “HOPE” in the memo section of the check. Send your check to:

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

555 E. Butterfield Rd., Suite 201

Lombard, IL  60148



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  • New Ministry to Support Food and Housing Needs of Chicago Area Residents »

    September 16, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced the launch of a new ministry designed to address food security and stable housing for families and individuals living in the Chicago area. Called Project HOPE (Humanitarian Outreach and Philanthropic Engagement), the new ministry is operating and already has distributed more than five tons of food and more than 2,000 meals to people in need.

Connect With Us

If you or someone you know is eligible to participate in these services, please contact the Orthodox Store representative at your parish. If you would like to volunteer your time or support HOPE in other ways, including contributing and partnering with HOPE to distribute meals, please contact us at the e-mail address below.

Email: [email protected]

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