“Since 1931, when it was established by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, Philoptochos has been the largest organization of Greek Orthodox women which supports many charities while spiritually enriching its members through their participation in its philanthropic work.” Our Chapter at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church was started in 1993.
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:
To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may 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 participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the separately incorporated philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the only women’s organization recognized in the Uniform Parish Regulations, and a non-governmental organization registered with the United Nations.
The endeavors of the Society are a genuine expression of philanthropia, reflecting an enormous manifestation of love. This agape is evident not only in the millions of dollars of charity disbursed annually to our ministries, commitments, and special projects but also in the multitude of meaningful programs and activities, which have been undertaken over nearly 90 years.
National Philoptochos Charities $900
National Philoptochos Membership (77) $1,155
National Philoptochos Children Cancer Fund $250
National Philoptochos Social Service Fund $350
National Philoptochos Ukraine Relief Fund $1,525
National Philoptochos Add’l Retired Clergy/Widow $1500
Metropolis of Denver Charities $385
Metropolis of Denver Membership (77) $574
St. Basil Academy – Vasilopita Auction$1580
Ecumenical Patriarchate $543
International Orthodox Christian Charities $1000
St. Paraskevi Monastery $2400
Holy Archangel Monastery $3000
Youth Equipped to Serve (YES) $100
TGOC Hope/Joy $100
TGOC GOYA $100
TGOC OCF $100
TGOC Gala Sponsorship $200
TGOC Golf Sponsorship$150
TGOC Building Fund$1100
Bibles for Graduates $720
Funeral Icons $500
Priest’s Benevolent Fund $5000
St. Christopher Hospice Home $500
Any Baby Can – CHAT $500
Mobile Loaves and Fishes $500
Community First $500
Central Texas Food Bank $500
Women’s Storybook Project $200
Homeboy Industries $200
Total Monetary Gifts $26,132