|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.
Our local chapter has helped UAB, Penelope House, Katrina, Camp Asca, tsunami relief and given out scholarships, short term financial need, clothing and food.
We warmly welcome anyone to participate, both men and women.Β Philoptochos Society is the largest charitable organization in the United States.Β Most of the work is done outside ofΒ church.Β For the latest update check the Koinonia, as most months there is an article written.
For more information contact Sonthe Burge.