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Philoptochos is the women’s philanthropic organization within the Greek Orthodox Church, and the largest women’s organization in the United States. St. Nicholas Philoptochos is devoted to helping individuals, families and organizations in need. All proceeds earned through our fundraising efforts, such as the making and selling of New Year’s and Easter bread and spanokopita rolls go toward supporting local charities and those in need. Funds are also raised through our annual Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tribute cards. As a local chapter of a larger national organization, we not only give to the National and Metropolis Philoptochos through our yearly obligations, but to local charities as well.
Outreach is at the very heart of our organization. Our pastoral committee makes several visits a year to parishioners in nursing homes and hospitals, and to those who are homebound, due to illness or physical limitations. We also pack lunches and provide/serve hot meals to Neighborhood Resilience Project several times a year. Our members also volunteer at local charitable organizations, including Brother’s Brother and St. Cyril of the White Lake Food Pantry.
St. Nicholas Philoptochos also maintains a Food Bank, which supports several of our parishioners. You can donate to the Food Bank by making a check payable to the “St. Nicholas Philoptochos Food Bank” or through United Way by designating the St. Nicholas Food Bank (#3288) through your employers United Way contribution.
Our Philoptochos Chapter has 4-6 general meetings and 4-6 board meetings each year. We welcome new members and new ideas and encourage you to join us!
For more information on the National Philoptochos
For more information on the Metropolis of Pittsburgh Philoptochos
For more information on our St. Nicholas chapter, please contact President Maria Bardakos at email@example.com or 412-519-8684.