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National Philoptochos Distributes $682,027 at Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon and National Board Meeting

Boston, MA: In the final days of October, National Philoptochos distributed $682,027 to worthy causes and programs.   At the Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon, $167,000 was awarded in grants and at an earlier National Board meeting, the Board voted to distribute $515,027, which included the notable sum of $400,000 for the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine.

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Philoptochos Hosts Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon in Boston to Benefit Area Hospitals and Children’s Programs

Under the High Patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America and His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos will host the Fifteenth National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon, “Let Us Rejoice and Embrace The Children,” on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA at noon, with a reception at 11am.

Established in 1989, the Children’s Medical Fund (CMF) has made a positive difference in the lives of children in the United States and throughout the world by donating close to $3 million to medical programs and facilities that offer care, treatment, innovative research and cures.

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National Philoptochos Distributes Close to Half a Million Dollars to Aid People in Greece and Cyprus

New York, NY- The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society has always acted to alleviate suffering and provide solace for those most in need.  In 2012, National Philoptochos turned to our brothers and sisters in Greece and Cyprus, affected by the severe economic crisis, and created the Aid to Greece and Cyprus Fund.  To date, $450,000 has been disbursed through this fund to help Greeks, in Cyprus and Greece, affected by ongoing hardship.  

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Philoptochos Society Recognizes World Hunger Day

New York, NY- On May 27, one day prior to World Hunger Day, members of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society will mark the occasion at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Manhattan, by assembling 12,000 meals in partnership with the Feeding Children Everywhere, an organization that provides materials to package individual nutritious meals. Hoping to engage families and communities in their philanthropic work, husbands, children and friends of Philoptochos members will join the women in this hands-on activity.

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Philoptochos Celebrates November 1 Feast Day

New York, NY- Philoptochos National Board and Chapter Members from throughout the Archdiocese of America joined His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Spiritual Advisor Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, National Philoptochos President Maria Logus, Esq. and National Past President and Advisor Aphrodite Skeadas on Saturday, November 1, 2014 to celebrate the Feast Day of Saints Cosmas and Damianos, the Patron Saints of the Philoptochos Society.

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National Philoptochos Honors First Lady of Cyprus, Andri Anastasiades

New York, NY- In honor of Andri Anastasiades, First Lady of the Republic of Cyprus, the Executive Board of the National Philoptochos Society hosted an afternoon tea on September 22 at the Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy.  National President Aphrodite Skeadas, together with Direct Archdiocesan District Philoptochos President Jennifer Constantin and Metropolis of New Jersey Philoptochos President Anne Michals, welcomed Anastasiades and the Honorable Consul General of Cyprus, Ambassador Vasilios Philippou and his wife, Ann Philippou.

Anastasiades assumed the role of First Lady in February 2013, when her husband, Nicos Anastasiades was elected President of Cyprus after a long career as a Member of the House of Representatives.  President Anastasiades was in New York to attend the 69th UN General Assembly.

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Celebrate Internatio​nal Literacy Day on September 8

The Philoptochos Literacy Outreach Program is designed to be an ongoing project that will promote literacy for children and adults through a “hands-on” program appropriate for all Philoptochos chapters.  As Philoptochos members, we need to recognize the importance of literacy in the lives of children and adults in celebration of International Literacy Day, which is observed worldwide on September 8, 2014 and sponsored by the International Reading Association and the United Nations. 

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