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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...


National Philoptochos President Georgia Skeadas announced major disbursements of $715,258 to Philoptochos programs and projects and to hospitals and research programs throughout the United States :country-region at the 2008 National Philoptochos Convention held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. from Sunday, July 13 – Thursday, July 17, 2008. Read more...

National Philoptochos Society Announces Major Literacy Donations

The National Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society at its 2008 National Biennial Convention at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, D.C., collected over 4000 books for children to be distributed to schools in Washington D.C. and the Pajama Program.org. as part of the National Philoptochos Literacy Outreach Program. Scholastic, Inc., made a major donation of 2,732 books valued at $11,640.78 and the remaining books were donated by Philoptochos Chapters from throughout the country.

National Philoptochos President Georgia Skeadas, Barbara Pasalis and Crystal Thomas, Literacy Banquet Chairs, made presentations of books to Former Undersecretary of State Barbara Spyridon Pope and Mr. Jim Till, Executive Director of STEPDC.org for distribution to the Roosevelt High School, McFarland Middle School and the Bruce Monroe and Raymond Elementary Schools in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the 400 Convention delegates.

President Skeadas stated, "The National Philoptochos Literacy Outreach program was implemented in November 2005 to address the growing problem of individuals' inability to read in the United States and the world. Illiteracy has far reaching implications affecting children in school and employees in the workplace."

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with 27,000 members throughout the United States. The National Philoptochos disbursed over $8Million to its many charitable programs and activities from the period of January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2007. Visit the National Philoptochos Society website, www.philoptochos.org for additional information.

National Philoptochos Launches New Web Site

In 2006, the National Philoptochos Board developed plans for a new website that would increase local, national and international awareness of the scope of the charitable works of the Society, and would also serve as a resource for members and Chapters across the country. Read more...

National Philoptochos Children's Medical Fund Luncheon Proceeds Approach $500,000

The National Philoptochos and the San Francisco Metropolis Philoptochos presented the 11th Children's Medical Fund Luncheon, "Let Us Rejoice and Embrace the Children," on November 10, 2007 in Newport Beach, CA.  Program highlights included donations totalling $180,000 presented to seven children's hospitals and special children's medical programs in the San Francisco Metropolis and medical care for children afflicted with diseases, malnutrition and other ailments in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Zimbabwe, Africa. Read more...

National Philoptochos Winter Board Meeting - 2007

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios joined the National Philoptochos Board for its winter meeting on November 9, 2007 at Newport Beach, California, prior to the Eleventh National Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon held on November 10, 2007. Read more...
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