The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:
To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts;
To promote the charitable and philanthropic events;
To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christianity.
Inner City High School Food Drive
Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Ladies Philoptochos in Boston, MA has launched the “Blessing Bag Donation Drive” as an ongoing outreach ministry.
In collaboration with their neighbors the Pine Street Inn Outreach Team and with the extreme generosity of the faithful parishioners, they have provided over 100 bags for both male and female individuals, filled with essential toiletry items including a fleece blanket, hats, gloves and socks.
Father Theodore Barbas blessed the first bags after Liturgy on Sunday Oct. 18. The bags were then delivered to the Pine Street Inn and instantly distributed to individuals in need. As this is an on going project, the Philoptochos will be continuing this ministry with more bags and reaching out to homeless veterans as well.
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