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National Philoptochos Achieves New Levels of Giving

National Philoptochos President Aphrodite Skeadas announced 2010 National Philoptochos Convention disbursements of $332, 000 that included funds to the Direct Archdiocesan District and each Metropolis for special medical programs to assist families and children as well as financial assistance to Orthodox Christian senior citizens in need. These disbursements bring the total disbursements for the period of January 1 – July 4, 2010.to $937,958, achieving new levels of giving by the organization and the Chapters. National Philoptochos also disbursed $2,834,861 for the two year period from January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009, again reaching new levels of giving. Read more...

IOCC and Philoptochos Help Ethiopian Children

National Philoptochos partners with IOCC which offers humanitarian support wherever and whenever needed throughout the world. Programs provide monetary, medical and educational assistance. A major IOCC effort is being undertaken in Ethiopia to help children prevent and treat a debilitating disease called podoconiosis. Read more...

National Philoptochos Supports 2010 OCF Trip to the Patriarchate

The National Philoptochos Society provided support for the second year in its partnership with the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) for the Real Break Program in Constantinople from March 13 – 20, 2010. Read more...

Over 500 Attend Children's Medical Fund Luncheon Over $184,000 Awarded

The Twelfth National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon, was held on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, Fla. with over 500 people in attendance from throughout the United States. The event entitled “Let Us Rejoice and Embrace the Children,” was organized by the National Philoptochos and the Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos under the high patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and with the spiritual blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta. At the luncheon, National Philoptochos President Aphrodite Skeadas presented donations totaling $184,353 to area hospitals and programs. To see full Press Release click on --> Read more...

National President Aphrodite Skeadas Offers Reflections - An Orthodox Odyssey

National President Aphrodite Skeadas describes the unique spiritural journey as a participant in The 2009 Archon Pilgrimage: "Unknown expectations, important concerns and meaningful dreams were the precursor to the historic Archon Pilgrimage to Cappadocia, Holy Land and Mount Sinai. What evolved were relevant understandings, exquisite natural beauty and enhanced relationships." Read more...

National Philoptochos Announces Nationwide HIV/AIDS Walkathon

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society announces the National Philoptochos “Hits the Streets” nationwide HIV/AIDS 5 K Walkathon to be organized by Philoptochos Chapters by May 30, 2009. Read more...

Aphrodite Skeadas Appointed National Philoptochos President

Chicago, Ill. - His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, announced the appointment of Mrs. Aphrodite Skeadas of Greenwich, Connecticut as the new National Philoptochos President at the inaugural meeting of the 2008 - 2010 National Philoptochos Board held in Chicago, Ill. Archbishop Demetrios praised Mrs. Skeadas for her commitment and service to Philoptochos and the Church. Read more...
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