Philoptochos = Philanthropy for 85+ Years!
For 85+ years Philoptochos has been active in philanthropy, as illustrated with these photos from the Metropolis of Chicago, of members doing needlework.
A chapter in the 1940s sewed for charity during wartime, as seen in a shot above, provided by St. Nicholas Ladies Philoptochos Society of Oak Lawn, IL.
This year marked the 16th edition of the Annual Lenten Quilt-a-Thon for the greater Chicago area, spearheaded by the Philoptochos of Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, IL, below- top, and Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills, IL, below- bottom. Many area chapters participated in creating 600 colorful quilts and fleece blankets for distribution to infants and youth in hospitals and care centers throughout the Metropolis. An insignia with the Philoptochos logo was sewn on the quilts, with the accompanying words: “Love and comfort to you. Love from/ Made by Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society.”
Faces of Philoptochos
The “Faces of Philoptochos” banner captures the faces of the women who for over 80 years have given of themselves through good works as “Friends of the Poor."