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Help "Open The Doors" Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy

September 27, 2011

 

Dear Esteemed Chapter Presidents and Members of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society,

  • A mother laid off from her job, with a young child, is being evicted.
  • A father, head of the family of four, with one of the children very sick, cannot afford to feed his children because of medical bills.
  • A senior citizen is left homeless, after his wife who was the bread winner, passes away.
  • A parent, with a severely autistic child, needs assistance.
  • The wounded serviceman has returned home from duty suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society has created a legacy of service, a legacy that has responded boldly and with faith to serve those in need.

To further our charitable mission through faithful action, and with the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy will become the future permanent home of the Society.  This Center will be a beacon of shining light, providing hope for the battered, the underprivileged, the suffering, disabled and the hungry.

The Center will provide the permanent location to expand our current social services assistance, an opportunity for broader services including counseling for medical and mental health wellness, case management, and advocacy for women, children, families and seniors.  In addition, educational workshops, forums, training sessions and seminars among others, will be conducted for all of our membership on a Chapter, Metropolis and National level.  The Center will provide the space necessary to meet physically and conduct video conferencing for the benefit of all.

The Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy will be your home and will exist to continue its unparalleled service.  But…. we need your help.  Join the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy media campaign!

Enlist your Philoptochos sisters and brothers, your friends and everyone you know to become  ambassadors for YOUR Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy.  Look for the campaign in the upcoming Orthodox Observer, go on line to www.philoptochos.org, or telephone the National Office for information on how you may support and promote this initiative.

A three minute Philoptochos video entitled “Open the Doors” features the Center and is available at www.philoptochos.org.  Look for this video and share with your friends and family asking them to resend it to everyone on their personal and business contact list.  Please appoint a person in your Philoptochos Chapter to place the video on their social media networks and to e-mail your entire church community in order to spread awareness and good news of this Philoptochos project   Together we will accomplish our goal and create YOUR Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy. 

May the Lord and Saviour bless you, your loved ones and your good works! 

 

With love in Christ,
Aphrodite Skeadas

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