The Mission of the Society
to aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widow, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of the impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who my need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
to promote the charitable, benevolent and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
to preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
to promote the participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is an official philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, established in November of 1931. Philoptochos is the largest organization of Greek Orthodox women which supports many charities while spiritually enriching its members through their participation in its philanthropic work. In over 76 years of existence, we can proudly state that Philoptochos is the second largest women’s philanthropic organization in the United States in terms of money donated to charitable causes. Philoptochos functions at the local, diocesan, national, and international levels and is open to all women over 18 years old who are of the Greek Orthodox faith.