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Aid to Greece & Cyprus Campaign

National Philoptochos launched the Aid to Greece & Cyprus Campaign in January of 2012.  To date we have raised and disbursed more than $577,000 from the Fund.

Philoptochos has made donations to the people of Greece and Cyprus from other funds, such as the National Philoptochos Emergency Fund, Autism Assistance Fund and General Medical Fund, as well as to International Orthodox Christan Charities (IOCC).

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National Philoptochos Aid to Greece & Cyprus Campaign

February 1, 2017

Dear National Board Members, Metropolis Presidents, Chapter Presidents and Beloved Philoptochos Stewards,

The Logos transcending all essence, who has appeared to the world, who was eternally fathered and temporally mothered, becoming flesh has taken the form of a slave, losing not His Divinity.  And in the womb of the woman who without seed has conceived Him He refashions man. (Ainos from the Feast of Annunciation)

The stewards of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society are limitless in their compassion for serving the sick, the hungry, the weary and the disenfranchised. Since the crisis began in Greece and Cyprus, the Philoptochos Chapters have demonstrated their love and concern for our brothers and sisters in Christ, numerous times.  The intense ongoing crisis may be rooted in economics, but the effects are felt not only in the lack of tangible goods and comforts, but also spiritually and emotionally.  The distress crosses multiple generations, with perhaps the most vulnerable being the young and the elderly.  No one wants to imagine a child scavenging in desperation, or a grandparent freezing with no source of home heat, but these somber and grave circumstances exist today in Greece and Cyprus.

Through your generosity, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated to provide much needed assistance for the people of Greece and Cyprus.  Most recently, the National Philoptochos Society disbursed $20,000 for aid in Greece and $15,000 for aid in Cyprus.  The funds were used to clothe 60 children in Moschato, Athens, 200 children in occupied Cyprus and 40 senior citizens in Karellio, as well as to provide monthly food packages for the very poorest families.

This year in our Heart to Heart Campaign, we prayerfully ask you to renew your commitment by commemorating  Greek Independence Day, (March 25) and OXI Day, (October 28) with a fundraising event.  These two noteworthy dates are examples of the Greek and Cypriot distinguishing ethos and character seeking solutions when facing extreme adversity.  They declared NO to outside rule and we say NO to a different form of oppression: no to poverty, no to sickness, no to hunger, no to homelessness.

For the Greek Independence Day fundraising event, we suggest your Philoptochos Chapter host a speaker on Hellenic Culture or a poetry reading followed by light refreshments after the Liturgy on Sunday, March 26, 2017.   For the OXI Day fundraising event, we offer the suggestion of hosting a loukoumades and coffee fellowship following Liturgy on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

However you choose to act, the end product is your commitment to participate so that adequate food, warm winter clothing, required medicines and other basic necessities may be provided.  Please ask your Parish Priest to bless this endeavor and to inform the community about the severity of the situation to encourage Parish involvement. Please mark your calendars with these two Philoptochos Heart to Heart dates as we bring our hearts close to the hearts of all those in Greece and Cyprus and please pray for their wellbeing.

Please send your Philoptochos Chapter collections marked “Aid to Greece and Cyprus Campaign” to: National Philoptochos Society at 126 East 37th Street, New York, NY 10016.

In His Service,

Maria Logus, President

Aphrodite Skeadas, Chairperson

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Donations may be sent to National Philoptochos, 126 East 37th Street, New York, NY 10016 or can be made online by clicking here: DONATE

 

Apostoli

A look at the work of Apostoli, a philanthropic agency in Greece.

Under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Philoptochos Society, with its Aid to Greece & Cyprus Fund, supports Apostoli and other humanitarian organizations.

Apostoli is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization founded by the Social Services Department of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Athens, which provides general aid to the people of Athens suffering from hunger, disability and illness.

 

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AID TO GREECE AND CYPRUS CAMPAIGN DISBURSEMENTS

2016

Apostoli – Nongovernmental, nonprofit organization founded by the Social Services Department of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Athens, which provides general aid to the people of Athens suffering from hunger, disability and illness.

Clothing for children in the Moschato School

Clothing for senior citizens center- Karellio

Monthly food packages to families in need for 2017

Necessities and Christmas gifts for children in occupied areas of Cyprus

2015

Moschato School

Independent Program for assistance under the auspices of First Lady of Cyprus

2014

Apostoli

After School Care Program for Children in Moschato, Athens, Greece.

Metropolis of Kykkos and Tillyria in Cyprus for their social services

Archdiocese of Cyprus for social services.

Independent Program for assistance under the auspices of First Lady of Cyprus

2013

Apostoli

After School Care Program for Children in Moschato, Athens, Greece

Cyprus Autism Association

8 Metropolises in Cyprus – Pafos, Kition, Lemessos, Morfou, Konstantia, Tamasos, Trimithounta, and Kyrenia for social services.

Doctors without Borders

2012

Apostoli

Holy Metropolis of Thessaloniki – General Aid to the Needy

Holy Archdiocese of Crete – For food and supplies distributed to those in need

Kivotos tou Kosmou – Provides food, clothing, education, and shelter to more than 150 children daily.

Theotokos Foundation – Provides opportunities for people with disabilities in order to communicate, function with adequacy in order to be independent, self-sufficient and enter the workforce.  It serves children, adults and families with learning and developmental disabilities and is located in Limasol Cyprus.

News from Philoptochos Supported Ministries

in Greece and Cyprus 

A Report by His Grace, Bishop Sevastianos

Many times in our ministry to those in need, we do not get to see the fruit of our labor, but in some exceptional cases God affords us the opportunity to witness the result of our efforts. Last month I had the opportunity to visit charities that the Society, through your generosity, has supported both in Greece and Cyprus and I wanted to share with you first hand the difference that you have made in the lives of those in need.  Click here to read the details.