Official "Aims and Purposes" of the National Philoptochos

To preserve the sacredness of the Orthodox family through family concern, service, unity of action.

To perpetuate the Christian concept of marriage and upbringing of children and through it perpetuate and promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions in conformity with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs.

To promote the charitable, benevolent, philanthropic and purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese by instructional programming, presentations, lectures, seminars, and other educational resources.

To formulate plans and methods to voluntarily aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, and 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 special funds or solicitations on the local level.

To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

The Philoptochos is always looking for new members who can bring exciting fundraising approaches and fresh outreach ministry ideas. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM downstairs near the Sunday School classrooms.