Philoptochos Society

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that has offered eighty years of philanthropy through a multitude of programs that make a difference in the lives of people in the United States and throughout the world.

Philoptochos fulfills its mission to “help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, those with disabilities and the victims of disasters through its National and Metropolis Boards and its 27,000 members and 500 chapters, nationwide.

The Saint Athanasios Philoptochos Chapter is comprised of over 100 women of diverse ages and backgrounds working together to reach out to the parish membership, the local community and to the world at large through fundraising, charitable donation and volunteerism and to carry out the mission of the national Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society.

The Saint Athanasios Chapter has raised and donated thousands of dollars in support of such charities as Philoxenia House, the Metropolis Phillanthropy Fund, The Humanitarian Services Project Adopt a Senior Program, the Wheaton Family Shelter, the Greek American Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Home, Wayside Cross Mission, The Illinois State Police, St Basil’s Academy, Junior Olympics, Support a Mission Priest, the Archdiocese Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund and many others including the support of local families who require special assistance.

Additionally, Philoptochos participates in the Feed the Hungry program annually, providing meals, meal service and clothing to the homeless in the Chicago area and visit the Greek American Rehab Center and Nursing home to provide fellowship and friendship.

For more information about Philopticos and/or to join, contact Stephanie Altidis at