St. Anna's Philoptochos
The board of st. anna's phloptochos
St. Anna's Recognizes their members for years of service from 25 years
up to 60 years! In addition, a donationa of $ 7,000 was given to St.
Michael's Home for the Aged, and the check was received by Fr. Luke,
(in the absense of His Grace, Bishop Andonios, the Director of the
About the Philoptochos
Philoptochos, literally meaning "friend of the poor", is one of the oldest philanthropic organizations of the Church. The mission of Philoptochos is to promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic assistance to the poor, the umemployed, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the orphaned and to others who may need assistance. The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the nation's second largest non-profit woman's organization in the country and is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Church. Our chapter contributes to national, diocesan, community and local charities.
St. Anna's Philoptochos was established in St. Paul's on January 20,1948. Over the many years we have contributed to: St. Basil's Academy, Social Services, Autism Funds, St. Photios Shrine, St. Michael's Home for the Aged, Make A Wish Foundation, OCMC, Hellenic College of Holy Cross, IOCC,OCF, Cancer Funds,Ecumenical Patriarchate, UNICEF and many medical funds.
On a national level, Philoptochos has donated more than eight million dollars to charities since January 2001. You can join our chapter for a donation of $30. a year. Men are welcome to join as associate members.
|1st Vice President
|2nd Vice President
|Advisor Past President
Philoptochos Mission Statement
To promote charitable and benevolent programs, to aid those in need, and to preserve the sacredness of the Orthodox family. Some of our distributions have helped:
- Alzheimer’s Fund Mauer Foundation for Women with Breast Cancer
- Camp Agape for children with cancer
- St. Mary’s Children’s Foundation
- Make-A-Wish Foster Foundation
- St. Michaels’ Home for the Aged Shoes for Orphan Souls
- St. Nicholas Autism Foundation
- St. Basil’s Academy
- IOCC – Int’l Orthodox Christian Charities
- OCMC- Orthodox Christian Mission Center
- Hellenic College/Holy Cross Seminary
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Calendar of Activities