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Watch His Eminence Elder Archbishop Demetrios of America’s address at the 15th Bi-annual Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon hosted by the National Philoptochos Society on October 31, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel, Boston.
His Eminence offers insight to the work of philanthropy and the holy practices of the National Philoptochos Society.
During the luncheon, grants were awarded to hospitals, universities, and programs that benefit children throughout the Metropolis of Boston in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and parts of Connecticut. The remaining funds will be distributed to programs throughout the United States at the 2016 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention. Since its inception in 1989, the Children’s Medical Fund has distributed close to $3 million in grants across the United States.
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 2014, National Philoptochos distributed $1.475 million in philanthropic aid. The Philoptochos’s major philanthropic initiatives are worth learning more about including: Feeding the Hungry: 250,000 Meals, Saint Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero, 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 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.”
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America called Philoptochos, “an army of nobility and the jewel of our Church.”
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