Philoptochos:

Philanthropy, Fellowship, Faith in Action - Our Mission

"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 the impoverished person and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church..."

Visit our National Philoptochos website for more information!

For more information or questions about our local chapter, contact Vivian Kaporales.

 

 

 

Calendar of Events

Check back often. We are always adding more events and details!

August

Love Thy Neighbor - Back to School Collection - Thank you to all who donated. We had a fantastic turn out. In addition to the boxes of school supplies, we collected $1500 for Mt Healthy Early Childhood. 

September

Love Thy Neighbor - Healthy Harvest - The ladies at House of Freedom and Miracles, a shelter home in Price Hill, were shown how to make a fresh, healthy Greek style salad with all the fixings incorporating tomatoes, peppers and basil from our very own Holy Transfiguration Garden! We discussed healthy eating and it’s roll in keeping us healthy. More importantly, sharing a meal with these women with addiction disease showed them we care. Thank you Sylvia for sharing your time and talents.

October 1, 9am (Saturday)

Love Thy Neighbor - Alzheimer's Walk & Awareness - Join us on October 1st at 9am Sawyer Point  for pre-walk activities and information before the actual walk at 10am. Let's show our support and walk together. Friend, family and kids welcome. Donate or sign up to walk with us! Contact Christine Frankenstein for more information.

October 5 (Wed) & 8 (Sat), 9am

Sweet Treats Baking - Baklava - It's time to start baking! We'll starting with Baklava. Please join us and bring a friend or your spouse! Any amount of time you can give is appreciated. Many hands make light work.

October 26 (Wednesday), 9am

Sweet Treats Baking - Kourambiethes - Please join us and bring a friend or your spouse! Many hands are needed.

November

Love Thy Neighbor - We will be collecting new and gently used books for grades K-6 for Queen City Book Bank. Contact Karen Beish for more information.

November 2 (Wednesday), 9am

Sweet Treats Baking - Pasta Flora - Please join us and bring a friend or your spouse! Any amount of time you can give is appreciated. Many hands make light work.

November 7

Sweet Treats SALE OPENS ONLINE

November 8 (Tuesday)

City Gospel Mission WE NEED SERVERS! Sign ups for November through May are available - You do not need to be in Philoptochos to volunteer! If you cook, you can stay and help serve or manage the oven if you're available. After serving the meal, it is encouraged that we sit down and join in for dinner if you wish. Dates, times and location available on Signup Genius.

November 9 (Wed) & 12 (Sat), 9am

Sweet Treats Baking - Koulourakia - Please join us and bring a friend or your spouse! Any amount of time you can give is appreciated. Many hands are needed.

November 16, 9am

Sweet Treats Baking - Melomakarna - Please join us and bring a friend or your spouse! Many hands make light work.

December

Love Thy Neighbor - First Responders & Visiting Angels - We'll show our appreciation and spread some love delivering our Sweet Treats.

December 5

St Nicholas Refreshments - Please sign up to bring a dish to share after Vespers. Contact Lilly Kyrios for more information.

December 5-8

Sweet Treats Packaging and Set-up - All hands are needed to prepare for our biggest fundraiser. Any amount of time you can give is appreciated. Check back for updated times and schedule for this week.

December 9 & 10

Sweet Treats Bake Sale - Sign up to volunteer.

January 10

City Gospel Mission WE NEED SERVERS! Sign ups available through May - You do not need to be in Philoptochos to volunteer! If you cook, you can stay and help serve or manage the oven if you're available. After serving the meal, it is encouraged that we sit down and join in for dinner if you wish. Dates, times and location available on Signup Genius.

March 14

City Gospel Mission WE NEED SERVERS! available through - You do not need to be in Philoptochos to volunteer! If you cook, you can stay and help serve or manage the oven if you're available. After serving the meal, it is encouraged that we sit down and join in for dinner if you wish. Dates, times and location available on Signup Genius.

April 9

City Gospel Mission WE NEED SERVERS! available through - You do not need to be in Philoptochos to volunteer! If you cook, you can stay and help serve or manage the oven if you're available. After serving the meal, it is encouraged that we sit down and join in for dinner if you wish. Dates, times and location available on Signup Genius.

 


Helping our Communities

Philoptochos strives to help near and far. From hurricanes in Louisiana, earthquakes in Haiti to international COVID Vaccine distributions, check out the impact our National Philoptochos makes each month.

Philoptochos Launches Ukraine Relief Fund

On March 3, 2022, the Executive Board of the National Philoptochos Society unanimously approved an immediate emergency disbursement of $10,000 to IOCC to support humanitarian relief efforts in the emerging crisis in Ukraine. In addition, the Society is soliciting donations for a special, earmarked fund, the National Philoptochos Ukraine Relief Fund. Funds raised for this purpose will be distributed to IOCC to support their relief activities in the region. The generosity of Philoptochos is well known and much appreciated throughout the world. The people of Ukraine need our love and our support at this time and once again, Philoptochos will answer the plea. Please keep the victims, their families and loved ones in your prayers and please be as generous as possible.

DONATE HERE: National Philoptochos Ukraine Relief Fund


Love Thy Neighbor 2022

Our local effort each month to make a difference. Each month is inspired by a passion of one of our members.


National Philoptochos Society Children's Medical Fund 2021

The National Philoptochos Society Children’s Medical Fundraiser focused on Gratitude: Honoring Our First Responders and Winning the Battle for our Critically Ill Children. Over $500,00 was raised for children's medical organizations in the Detroit Metropolis. $25,000 was granted to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

 

 


Additional Local Non-Profits: Bethany House, Boys and Girls Club, City Gospel Mission, JobsPLUS, Mount Healthy Schools, Crayons to Computer, Dress for Success, G.O.Y.A., Philoptochos Visiting Angels

National and International Non-Profits: Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund, Alzheimer's Association, Church Women United, Bessie Pappas, Children's Charities, Children's Medical Fund, Ecumenical Patriarchate, Hellenic College Holy Cross Seminary, International Orthodox Christian Charities, Metropolis of Detroit Summer Camps, Metropolis of Detroit Scholarship Fund, National Philoptochos Emergency Fund, N.A.M.I., Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Retired Clergy Benevolent Fund, St. Basil's Academy, St. Photio's National Shrine, St. Spyridon Fund, Support a Mission Priest, UNICEF and many more!