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:

  1. 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
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. 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. Our local chapter here at St.Paraskevi is involved on a national and local basis.

Our chapter is unique as it consists of many branches in which to serve the needy. The main branch serves all the projects listed above. However there are two more branches vital to our work:

The Life Center

The Care Ministry


National Obligations

Holy Cross Hellenic College Scholarship
Retired Clergy Association Fund
Cancer Fund
National Sisterhood of Presbyteres Ben. Fund
General Medical Fund
Cardiac Fund
Social Services
St. Photios Shrine
Hellenic College Holy Cross
Orthodox Christian Mission Center
Sisterhood of St. Basil Academy*
International Orthodox Christian Charities
SAMP(Support a Mission Priest)
National Philoptochos Literacy Program

Direct Archdiocesan District Obligations

St. Michael's Home
Holy Cross Scholarships
Hellenic Cultural Center

Other Projects
St Michaels Home Journal Ad
Wounded Warrior Project
The Institute for Children
St. George & St. Demetrios GO Church
Children's Medical Fund
The Don Monty Memorial Research Fdn.
S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Anthropology Museum of P.O.N.Y.
Orthodox Campus Ministry* Jacob's Light Foundation
IOCC kits
Visiting Nurse Service of Suffolk
The All Saints G.O. Mission, Inc.
GOYA Christmas Star Program gifts
HIHI Breakfast foods
Schneider's Children Hospital
Fr. Mihalick
American Heart Association Sale of Red Dress Pins
Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Inc.
E.O.C.S. Scholarship Fund
S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Orthodox Christian Network
Andreas Gourmet gift basket
National G. O. Campus Ministry
The All Saints G.O. Mission, Inc.
Zographos high school Constantinople
The Greek museum