Philoptochos Holds Webinar Training for Social Services
The women of Philoptochos are often called for a variety of requests. Parish families are often in great need but embarrassed to ask for financial help. Hospitals call the church when they have Greek-speaking patients. It may seem everyone has a GOFUNDME account. With great resources comes greater responsibilities. Is your Philoptochos prepared to handle the needs of your community?
Join Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW, National Philoptochos Director of Social Services and Eleni Constantinides, New Jersey Metropolis Philoptochos Philanthropy Chair, as they lead a Two-Part Webinar on providing social services through local Philoptochos chapters.
The webinar will review recommended procedures to respond to and provide local social services assistance to individuals and families including keeping records without breaching confidentiality.
Friday, April 22, 2016 (Part One) 2:00pm – 3:00pm (EDT)
Click to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7ea96852f4fb0f898c34be5db4a05ad8
Friday, May 13, 2016 (Part Two) 2:00pm – 3:00pm (EDT)
Click to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3ff24766d347742fc5b9141539e44ee6
LEARN ABOUT PHILOPTOCHOS
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with 26,000 members nationwide. Philoptochos responds immediately to needs and crises and its philanthropic outreach extends to each area of the country and throughout the world. In 2015, National Philoptochos distributed $1.74 million in philanthropic aid.
The Philoptochos’s major philanthropic initiatives are worth learning more about including: Feeding the Hungry: 250,000 Meals, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center, and National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY
The National Philoptochos Society mission is to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach to preserve the sanctity of life and family and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions.” The organization is led by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Chairman, His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, Spiritual Advisor, Maria Logus, President, Arlene Siavelis Kehl, First Vice President, Evangeline Mekras Scurtis, Second Vice President, Jeannie Ranglas, Third Vice President, Christine Karavites, Secretary, Martha Stefanidakis, Treasurer, Georgia Vlitas, Assistant Treasurer and Aphrodite Skeadas, Advisor. The organization’s Director is Helen Lavorata.
- The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that has offered eighty-five years of philanthropy through a multitude of programs that make a difference in the lives of people in the United States and throughout the world. The Society was established in November 1931, by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, who was then serving as Archbishop of North and South America.
- Philoptochos fulfills its mission to “help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, those with disabilities and the victims of disasters through its National and Metropolis Boards and its 26,000 members and more than 400 active chapters, nationwide.
- His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America called Philoptochos, “an army of nobility and the jewel of our Church.”
To learn more about the National Philoptochos Society, visit http://www.philoptochos.org. For more information regarding this material and the National Philoptochos Society, please contact Rania Richardson, Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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