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National Philoptochos Society

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach to preserve the sanctity of life and family and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions."  Click here to read more....

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Meet the National Philoptochos Executive Board!

As a national philanthropic organization, Philoptochos has been led by exceptional women from all parts of the United States for many, many years.

Please take a moment to meet the outstanding women who form the current National Philoptochos Executive Board, with President Maria Logus at the helm. The page of bios and photos includes the Officers, the Presidents of each Metropolis Philoptochos, as well as Advisory Positions.

Go to www.philoptochos.org > National President/Officers > Officers

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Philoptochos Announces $115,000 in Disbursements 

for Greece & Cyprus 

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is pleased to announce that on July 3, its Executive Board approved disbursements totaling $115,000 for aid to the people of Greece & Cyprus bringing total support to $789,120.  For details, read the articles below.

Click here to read the details in an English language report in Greek News

Click here to read the details in a Greek language report in Greek News

Click here to read the details in a Greek language report in The National Herald

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Philoptochos = Philanthropy for 85+ Years!

For 85+ years Philoptochos has been active in philanthropy, as illustrated with these photos from the Metropolis of Chicago, of members doing needlework. 

A chapter in the 1940s sewed for charity during wartime, as seen in a shot above, provided by St. Nicholas Ladies Philoptochos Society of Oak Lawn, IL.

This year marked the 16th edition of the Annual Lenten Quilt-a-Thon for the greater Chicago area, spearheaded by the Philoptochos of Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, IL, below- top, and Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills, IL, below- bottom.  Many area chapters participated in creating 600 colorful quilts and fleece blankets for distribution to infants and youth in hospitals and care centers throughout the Metropolis. An insignia with the Philoptochos logo was sewn on the quilts, with the accompanying words: “Love and comfort to you. Love from/ Made by Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society.”

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Philoptochos Collections for

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine

Exceed $1.5 Million

Click here to read this news in the Greek language edition of The National Herald

Click here to read this news in the English language edition of Greek News

National Philoptochos President Maria Logus presents a check for $200,000 earmarked for St. Nicholas to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios; also pictured are Committee Tri-Chairs Jennifer Constantin and Arlene Siavelis Kehl.  Not pictured: Anastasia Michals.

On June 17, National President Maria Logus presented a check to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America for the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine Philoptochos Fundraising Initiative.  With this donation, Philoptochos brings the total amount donated by the Society to over $1.5 million.

A round of applause goes to the Philoptochos Chapters and Metropolises across the country who have participated in this fundraising effort during the past three years!  

St. Nicholas will serve as a beacon of love for all who come to pray and reflect, and for the millions more who visit the World Trade Center and National September 11 Memorial & Museum, it will be a declaration of our Orthodox Christian faith to the world.  Please continue to do your part to help your local Philoptochos Chapter or Metropolis Philoptochos with small or large fundraising activities.  Once we have raised $2.0 million, our commitment will be met and our noble mission will be achieved.  

To be part of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine Philoptochos Fundraising Initiative, please donate fundraising proceeds directly to your local Philoptochos Chapter or your Metropolis Philoptochos. 

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A Tribute to Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, of Blessed Memory

The Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos created a memorial publication for Metropolitan Iakovos, of blessed memory.  Thank you to Metropolis President Pam Argyris and especially to Marilyn Jemas for this loving tribute.  May Metropolitan Iakovos' memory be eternal and may he rest in peace in the heavenly kingdom.  Click here: PHILOPTOCHOS PERSPECTIVE Special Tribute Issue

 

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