We are The Poor Household of God, a foundation run out of Glen Ellyn, Illinois whose mission it is to help the Oikos Sisters, pictured below, in their calling to reach out with love to the poor of Eastern Samar in the Philippines.  See what sparked our desire to assist the Oikos Sisters by clicking here.                                                                            


The Oikos Mission would like to wish all of you the Merriest Christmas and the Happiest New Year!!!  We are so very, very grateful for your generosity and prayers for us, our children and all of the poor people we are able to help because of your love!  May God bless you abundantly in 2023 with peace, good health and joy!


Our website has been updated with new programs!  The Oikos Sisters have been working on developing new ministries and programs as different needs of the poor arise.  Please take a look at the new funded programs:  EMERGENCY TYPHOON RELIEF, GIVE BACK IN GRATITUDE, MULTIPLICATION OF LOAVES SOUP KITCHEN!!                                                                                                                         As always, your generosity and thoughtfulness to the poorest of the poor living in Eastern Samar, Philippines is so very much appreciated and needed.  Thank you for sacrificing for the needs of others!!  YOU are making a HUGE DIFFERENCE in the lives of children and families in need.  THANK YOU!


In 2005, a small group of lay missionaries from the Diocese of Joliet, Partnership in Mission, travelled for the first time to the town of Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines. It was on this mission that we met Sr. Minerva, elder/servant and the Oikos Sisters. Since then our medical and construction teams return to Borongan annually in February for two weeks. As our relationship grew and we continued to witness the dynamic ministry of the Oikos Sisters, our desire to help them resulted in establishing the Poor Household of God, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization in 2008, making all donations tax-deductible.  

The founders/associates of the Poor Household of God are all volunteers committed to aiding the Oikos Sisters as they care for God’s beloved poor. We are a small organization with a big heart. Due to the benevolence of our associates all operating costs are covered, which allows all of the money donated to go directly where it is intended, to the poor!  We feel we have been guided by the Holy Spirit every step of the way as we continue to assist the blessed ministries of the Oikos Sisters.

The Poor Household of God Mission Statement

The Poor Household of God is dedicated to supporting the
Oikos Sisters’ charitable works for those in need, enabling them
to help provide food, shelter, education, medical assistance –
whatever the needs are as they love, serve, live and journey
with the poor of the Philippines.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,    for those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28