St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church - Philoptochos

"Philoptochos is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  We are an army of women, over 25,000 strong nationally, who work to alleviate the suffering of individuals and families across our country and across the globe.  Whether it is paying a medical bill to assist a family with a critically ill child, paying rent or a mortgage so that a family can remain in their home, or sending fresh water to victims of a national disaster, Philoptochos is always there to help." 

Philoptochos is the official Ladies Philanthropic Organization of the Saint Sophia community. The word Philoptochos itself means "Friend of the Poor" and the purpose of the Philoptochos is to aid the poor, the sick, the distressed and other victims of misfortune. This organization is open to women over the age of 18. Meetings are held on the first Monday at 7:00 pm of each month.

Sewing Needles & Machines Out! 
Calling All Philoptochos Women Across the Nation and Stewards of Saint Sophia. 
  
In an effort to assist with the nationwide need for face coverings, Philoptochos and Stewards of Saint Sophia who have the ability to do so are asked to get those needles and sewing machines out. 
 
According to the  Center for Disease Control, it is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. The CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common washable fabrics can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. 

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. 
 
For patterns, please click here.
 

Please contact Kathy Katrakis, Katingo@sbcglobal.net, if you are interested in volunteering.


St. Sophia's Community Outreach Program - Donate To Families That Can't Get Out To Shop For Basic Necessities? We can help!


Click On This Link To Download a 2020 Philoptochos Membership Application

Click On This Link To Pay On-Line for your 2020 Philoptochos Membership or Smartphone: Scan QR code image below for a direct payment link. 

Executive Board

  • President, Pat Kolodziej
  • Vice President, Vivian Baxter
  • Corresponding Secretary, Karen Karas
  • Recording Secretary, Polly Gorski
  • Treasurer, Matina Caribacas

Board Members

  • Vasiliki Constantine
  • Siree Sandberg Bakakos
  • Kathy Katrakis
  • Maria Sarris