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Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) is the philanthropic heart of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and one of the largest women's philanthropic, benevolent, religious organizations in the United States. A delegation of spiritually faithful Christians united in love and service for others.
The benevolent works of Philoptochos are a continuation of Christ's ministry on Earth. Philoptochos not only supports charities, but also spiritually enriches its members through participation in philanthropic endeavors to return a portion of their time, talents and treasures with which God has blessed us.
The vision of Philoptochos is:
"Be a part of this National movement and begin to solicit funds, food, clothing and anything else that will bring relief to our needy brethren; provide housing and cooperate for better results. Indifference to the cries of our suffering brothers is a crime. We must care for the needy through the advancement of the work of Christ."
"If there is among you a poor man….you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly
lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs….for this thing the Lord your
God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand." (Deuteronomy
Our purpose is to offer service to the Church: to aid those who may be in need of help due to physical, mental or financial challenges and to promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox Community.
For more information about becoming a member, please contact the Philoptochos President, Susan Coin.
Nancy N. Coin
Jo Elaine Allison
Plus the officers listed above.