The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society

Philoptochos Contact:

Evie Georgopoulos, President 

Evie.Georgopoulos@comcast.net

Evie Georgopoulos, President

Stephanie Raikos, 1st Vice President

Emily Roussos, 2nd Vice President

Kalli Bliziotis, Treasurer

Mersini Ginis, Asst. Treasurer

Donna Rose, Corresponding Secretary

Joanne Kakoyiannis, Past President/Advisor

Eleni Hatzicostas, Membership Chairperson

Hope Armenti, Board Member                       Kathy Cokenakes, Board Member

Sue Pantelides, Board Member                       Karen Roscoe, Board Member

Anna Sinnis, Board Member                            Aglaia Zagoreos, Board Member

Maria Ziakas, Board Member                          Angie Zimnes, Board Member

Philoptochos is the philanthropic arm of our Greek Orthodox Church. The ladies of our chapter (Saints Anargyroi) work hard and many times unnoticed, but with love, support and cooperation in order to accomplish each year’s goals. 

All our beautiful events are accompanied by our main reason of existence, our generous contributions to those less fortunate. Here are some of our chapter’s offerings this year: 

• Contributor to the Emergency Social Services Fund of our Metropolis of NJ 

• Financial assistance and food cards to needy cases in our community 

• Fulfilled Commitments to Ecumenical Patriarchate, Saint Basil Academy, Saint Michael’s Home for the Aged and Saint Photios Shrine 

• HOPE for Human Trafficked Women Project contribution 

• Christmas Gifts provided to NJ families in need 

• Greek School Scholarship 

• Saint Jude Children’s Research 

• Hellenic College/Holy Cross 

• UNICEF 

• Deborah Hospital 

• Aid to Greece/Cyprus 

• Meals on Wheels 

• National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians 

We cannot forget that none of the above would be possible without the work, interest, and endorsement of all of you, as well as all the women who laid the foundation before us, so we can continue building and working for our Lord. 

New Members are always welcome, so please consider joining Philoptochos and make a difference to someone’s life today! The first meeting since the pandemic sidelined us is on Sunday, July 18, Noon, after the Divine Liturgy. Hope to see all the familiar as well as new faces there! 

ΕΝ ΧΡΙΣΤΩ

Evie Georgopoulos                                                                                                                                                 Saints Anargyroi Ladies Philoptochos Society, President

Mission:

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:

  • To help 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 impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and

  • To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;

  • To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;

  • To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

  • The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.