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2018 Ministry Commitments

For the Ministry Commitment Chart and 2018 Coupon Book, please click here.

To learn more about the Telephone Discussion Group, please click here for the press release.

Grants Totaling $253,700 Awarded at the 2017 National Philoptochos Children's Medical Fund Luncheon

On a glorious, crisp, autumn day in New Jersey, the National Philoptochos Board joined the Metropolis of New Jersey Philoptochos Board and Philoptochos stewards from across the United States to 

Rejoice and Embrace the Children   

The temperature was unseasonably chilly, but at the Sixteenth National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon, hearts were warm and spirits were high.

The Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon is the principal fundraising event of the National Philoptochos Society, and since its inception in 198

9, the biennial luncheon has raised over $3.7 million for children’s hospitals and research programs, as well as special programs that serve the needs of ill and fragile children, along with assistance to individuals and their families throughout the United States and in other parts of the world. 

On November 11, 2017, over 750 guests gathered at The Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey to support the Fund. Under the inspirational lead

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ership of Metropolis of New Jersey Philoptochos President Anastasia Michals, luncheon chair, and her co-chairs, Eleni Constantinides, Alexis Limberakis and Evellyn Tsiadis, the event was a resounding success. During the luncheon, grants totaling $253,700 were awarded to 15 programs located in New Jersey, Mary

land, Delaware, Virginia and the Philadelphia metropolitan area, all part of the Metropolis of New Jersey. The balance of the funds raised in association with this year’s event will be disbursed to cover the medical expenses of needy children throughout the United States during the interim period until the next luncheon as well as to fund children’s medical programs and projects at our National Philoptochos Conventions. 

To read the rest of this article and to learn more about the grant recipients and their amazing missions to help children, please click here to visit the Children's Medical Fund page.

Together we WILL make a difference.

Swap a Coffee for Kindness and show the victims of the recent, devastating hurricanes that our community cares. 

For only $5.00 per week in a recurring donation for four weeks, you can help us raise $500,000 for hurricane relief. 

Together we can help our sisters and brothers rebuild their lives.

Click here to donate: http://bit.ly/1MpMsF3

Click here for a downloadable copy of a flyer to post in your parishes.

Click here to access a video explaining our campaign.



September 6, 2017

To National Philoptochos Board members, Metropolis Philoptochos Board members, Chapter Presidents and members, and Friends of Philoptochos: 

In recent days, we have all been transfixed by piercing images of the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey. Bringing with it devastating rain and winds, Hurricane Harvey has once again reminded each of us of our own vulnerability and fragility in the face of nature’s wrath. But it has also offered us an opportunity to show our humanity and our strength, through support for our brothers and sisters so desperately impacted by the storm.

Hurricane Harvey may well be the most costly storm to ever hit the United States, with damage estimated at nearly $200 billion dollars. Parts of Texas will be uninhabitable, certainly for weeks, perhaps for months. Countless families have lost their homes and tragically, scores of people have lost their lives.

Through your support and generosity, Philoptochos has already donated $30,000 to the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) relief efforts in the hurricane-affected areas. But is abundantly clear that much, much more is needed. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, has urged each of us to pray for those adversely affected by this natural disaster, and reminds us that, "our prayers, however, should be accompanied by tangible assistance to those who are now in dire need."

And so, once again, we seek your support through a contribution to the National Philoptochos Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Please give as generously as you can and please be assured that Philoptochos will forward 100 percent of your contribution to the relief efforts.

Please make your checks payable to the National Philoptochos Society, add the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund in the memo line, and send your contribution to the National Philoptochos Society, 126 East 37th Street, New York, New York, 10016.

The need is great and we ask that you do all that you can to assist our brothers and sisters in the stricken areas. Together, with faith in God, we can make a difference.

In His service,


Maria Logus


To support the National Philoptochos Emergency Fund, please log on to http://bit.ly/1MpMsF3 to make your donation.

Inclusion Ministries -- A Sacred Calling

 But Jesus said, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not,

 to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

                                                          ….Matthew 19:14   

Children with special needs hold a special place in our hearts. They must be protected and cherished, encouraged and included. Yet having them in a church community presents challenges.  The Metropolis of Chicago, with the blessing and support of His Eminence Metopolitan Iakovos, of Blessed Memory, and under the leadership of Presvytera Toni Mihalopoulos, developed “Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me,” a ministry of programs for children with special needs and their families.

Following a presentation by Pres. Toni during the spring National Board meeting in Chicago, National President Maria Logus added Inclusion Ministries to the list of suggested projects that chapters might want to institute in their own parishes with the support of their parish priest. National Philoptochos is currently assembling a list of resources for chapters to use in developing their programs.   

Click here for more information

Philoptochos Receives National Hunger Hero Award
As Outstanding Faith-Based Organization

Dave Green, Feeding Children Everywhere CEO, presents Hunger Hero Award to Georgia Vlitas and Evan Scurtis  

For details, go to Feed the Hungry Initiative

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