The Philoptochos, which translates to the “friends of the poor”, is the women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Their mission is to help the needy, 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.
Our local chapter meets monthly after Divine Liturgy. New members are always welcome! Please see our website calendar for meeting times.
Charities we have supported include:
Neighborhood Resilience Project
Hellenic College Holy Cross Adopt A Seminarian Program
Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry
North Hills Turkey Drive
Route 30 Landslide Relief
Westinghouse Valley Food Pantry
Presentation of Christ Icon Restoration Project
And many others in cooperation with our Parish Outreach Ministry!