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2008 NATIONAL PHILOPTOCHOS BIENNIAL CONVENTION MAKES MAJOR DISBURSEMENTS OF FUNDS

The 2008 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention was held at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, July 13 - Thursday, July 17, 2008.

National Philoptochos President Georgia Skeadas announced the following major disbursements of $715,258 to Philoptochos programs and projects and to hospitals and research programs throughout the United States:

DIRECT ARCHDIOCESAN DISTRICT 

  • $30,000 - Children's Tumor Foundation, New York, NY
    Drug Discovery Initiative Program
  • $10,000 - Hope Center, St John Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, NY
    HIV Clinic serving the needs of the Yonker's indigent community and surrounding areas
  • $25,000 - Pajama Program, New York, NY
    Provides new pajamas and books to children in need in U.S. and around the world

METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO

  • $50,000 - University of Illinois Medical Center/Rush University Medical Center JH Stroger Hospital, Cook County, Chicago, IL
    Pediatric Hemotology/Oncology Program
  • $15,000 - Iowa Floods

METROPOLIS OF PITTSB URGH

  • $30,000 - Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
    Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research

METROPOLIS OF BOSTON

  • $15,000 - Boston's Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
    Hellenic Cardiac Fund

METROPOLIS OF DENVER

  • $35,000 - Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas
    Equipment for Cardiac Catheterization Unit of the Heart Center

METROPOLIS OF ATLANTA

  • $15,000 - Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Pensacola, FL
    Vein Viewer for pediatric patients in the Neonatal ICU

METROPOLIS OF DETROIT

  • $15,000 - LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN
    Family Centered Care Program - Pediatric ICU and Transitional Care Unit

METROPOLIS OF SAN FRANCISCO

  • $15,000 - Children's Hospital Orange County, Orange, CA
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program- Adolescent and Young Adult General Operating Support

METROPOLIS OF NEW JERSEY

  • $15,000 - Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter, Norfolk, VA
    Child Abuse Program
  • $25.000 - AUTISM SPEAKS/CURE AUTISM NOW
  • $50,000 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION "SAFE RETURN/MEDICAL ALERT PROGRAM"
  • $75,000 - SAINT BASIL ACADEMY
  • $55,258 - SAINT BASIL ACADEMY - 15 PASSENGER VAN/REPAIR AND INSTALLATION OF NEW ROOFS FOR DENTAL CLINIC AND THE LEARNING CENTER/GRADUATION
  • $30,000 - NATIONAL SISTERHOOD OF PRESBYTERES
  • $30,000 - SAINT PHOTIOS SHRINE
  • $35,000 - ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN MISSION CENTER (OCMC)
  • $50,000 - INTERNATIONAL ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHARITIES (IOCC)
  • $65,000 - SUPPORT A MISSION PRIEST (SAMP)
  • $30,000 - UNICEF

The National Philoptochos also disbursed a total of $2,768,721 during the two year period from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.