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Philoptochos – Who we are?

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Philoptochos fulfills its mission through its National and Metropolis Boards and its 485 Chapters and 27,500 members nationwide.

Our parish chapter has a long history of community involvement. Our current Philoptochos membership looks forward to continuing and growing our legacy of philanthropy. We have had the opportunity to provide support to a number of causes and individuals over recent years and we have plans for expanded funding with an increase in the number of projects we will be involved in.

Each year our chapter members commit to supporting the needs of our community and to upholding the Philoptochos Mission Statement.

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:
• To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
• To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
• To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
• To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.
(Mission statement taken from the Philoptochos website at www.philoptochos.org)

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