Lower Danube Archdiocese provides school supplies to 4,000 children

Ahead of the new school year, Orthodox dioceses throughout Romania have been providing children with necessary school supplies.

A week before school started, priests of the Archdiocese of Lower Danube distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to 4,000 children.

On September 16, the Brăila Deanery distributed 650 backpacks with supplies to its parishes, who in turn distributed them to children from poorer families. Other deaneries and parishes will do the same in the coming days.

The amount of aid granted through the diocesan “Christ in School” program amounted to 60,620 Euros (300,000 RON).

On Thursday, September 9, His Eminence Metropolitan Andrei of Cluj personally distributed backpacks, school supplies, prayer books, and candy to 400 Roma children, purchased by the Archdiocese of Vad, Feleacu, and Cluj, with the support of the Orthodox Philanthropy Association in Cluj, the International Organization of Christian-Orthodox Charity and the Prison Fellowship Romania Foundation.

Earlier in September, the Archdiocese of Bucharest put on a day of fun and educational workshops for 600 children, who received school supplies, prayer books, sports equipment, and books before they left.

Photography courtesy of the Lower Danube Archdiocese

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