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.




Ukraine Crisis

During this tumultuous time for the Ukranian people, many of you may be wondering how you can help; below are two methods for donating. Please keep them and all of God's people in your prayers.

Calendar of Events

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

May 7 (Sat.)

Dayton Philoptochos 15th Annual Spring Charity Luncheon - 11am Raffle & Social Hour, 12:15pm Lunch, Presidential Banquet Center, Dayton 


Love Thy Neighbor - Brighton Center Community Garden Contact Maria Freeman if you're available to help May 18, 12-4pm.

May 15

Philoptochos Chapter Meeting in the Small Hall - Changed from June 8. Enjoy Mother's Day!

May 10 (Tuesday)

City Gospel Mission


Love Thy Neighbor - We're focusing on the Panegyri and welcoming our neighbors to our church at the end of the month. Online Volunteer Signup for Panegyri will be available May 27. There are many volunteer opportunities from now until then, from pastries to set up. Any amount of time you can give is appreciated. Many hands make light work.

June 12

Pentecost Refreshments - Check back for sign up

July 12 (Tuesday)

City Gospel Mission


Love Thy Neighbor - Back to School Collection - Contact Angela Retzios for more information.


Love Thy Neighbor - Healthy Harvest - Contact Sylvia Rombis Barnhart for more information.

September 13 (Tuesday)

 City Gospel Mission

September 24

Comedy Night with Ellen Karis - SAVE THE DATE!


Love Thy Neighbor - Alzheimer's Walk & Awareness - Here's the link for our team. Donate or sign up to walk with us! Contact Christine Frankenstein for more information.


Love Thy Neighbor - Literacy - Contact Karen Beish for more information.

November 8 (Tuesday)

City Gospel Mission


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


Sweet Treats Bake Sale

National Philoptochos AGAPE Awards 2020

Congratulations Mina Sideris!

Mina received this distinguished award for her decades of exemplary service to the Church, the Philoptochos Society and to those in need. She always has a positive attitude and part of every mission. As member for 25 years, she has served on the board and as chairwoman of our Sweet Treats fundraiser. Her beautifully made aprons are cherished by all the Sweet Treat workers. Crediting the influence of those who lead before her, she takes the "best of them" and continues to teach and pass on their values. We are truly blessed to have you as our sister. Thank you Mina!


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.

National Philoptochos Society Children's Medical Fund

This year, 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.




Philoptochos Gives Hope to Tornado Victims

Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America 

For Immediate Release: December 14, 2021

New York, NY – In an immediate first response to the devastating tornadoes, National Philoptochos donates $25,000 to Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund. Prayers are needed for the communities of six to eight states that have had havoc wreaked upon them by the tornadoes of Friday night, December 10, 2021. It is believed that the most violent tornado track spanned more than 200 miles, most of which was in the Commonwealth (i.e., State) of Kentucky, which is within the Metropolis of Detroit.  Read more...

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

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 Christion Fellowship,Our Daily Bread, Retired Clergy Benevolent Fund, St. Basil's Academy, St. Photio's National Shrine, St. Spyridon Fund, Support a Mission Priest, UNICEF and many more!