The Philoptochos, which translates to the “friends of the poor”, is the women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Their mission is to help the needy, 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.
Most recently, our Philoptochos chapter collected nearly $30,000 for the victims of the landslide on US Route 30 in April of 2018. These funds will continue to be collected and distributed in cooperation with Allegheny County through the end of 2018.
Our Philoptochos meets the Second Sunday of month in the library after Divine Liturgy. New members are always welcome!
Other charities we have supported include:
Hellenic College Holy Cross Adpot A Seminarian Program
Route 30 Landslide Relief
Presentation of Christ Icon Restoration Project
And many others!