Charitable Giving

Help Iraqi

Help Iraq is a nonprofit organization founded by St. Thomas the Apostle, Chaldean Catholic Diocese of Detroit under the Adopt a Refugee Program to assist persecuted Christians and other minorities in their homeland, as a result of the religious persecution of Christians in June 2014 by ISIS, primarily in villages with large Christian populations who have been displaced for over a year now. Many are living in makeshift tents, in abandoned buildings, churches & caravans. Children have been unable to attend school over the past year. In other areas, they have not attended school in years. Their homes, belongings & rights have been taken away with nowhere to turn. Help Iraq Objectives include but are not limited to providing basic daily human needs such as food, shelter, clothing and other necessities. Responding to the alarming humanitarian crisis & to raise awareness of the religious and ethnic cleansing.


How funding from SEA Vodka and others have helped displaced Christians and other minorities.


Started in 2007 as an emergency relief fund in response to ISIS's terrorization in the Middle East.

Families in Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq who have been displaced are given 100% of donations; 0% goes to administration.

Families Helped (to date)

Average Amount Sent every month


In coalition with M.E.R.C.I. (a group of volunteering doctors & medical professionals from Michigan) which provide healthcare, medication, and clinics to those displaced and destitute as a result of the ISIS invasion.

All of the healthcare professionals are volunteers.

Medical Clinics (to date)

Average Number of Patients seen daily

Average Amount Sent every month

Other Programs

Love and Joy — started in 2008 to provide help to special needs Christians in Iraq.

Transportation - Jordan — provides transportation for refugees to church activities, such as Bible study.

Housing in Kaznazan — provides housing to families in Kaznazan, Iraq.

Christmas Toys & Food — donates toys & food to displaced children and families of Turkey & Iraq during the holiday season.

High School in Arbil — provides education to almost 500 displaced girls.

Love & Joy Program
— Average Amount sent every month

Transportation - Jordan Program
— Average Amount sent every month

Housing in Kaznazan
— Families helped over the last year
16 to 21

— Amount per house every month

— Number of houses supported every month
5 to 7

Christmas Programs
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High School for girls in Arbil
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Let no one be discouraged by the belief that there is nothing one person can do against the enormous array of the world’s ills, misery, ignorance, and violence. Few will have the greatness to bend history, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. And in the total of all those acts will be written the history of a generation.

Robert F. Kennedy