Philoptochos Society

Time for the annual Piloptochos Christmas Card.
It is a suggested $10 donation,
Click on the image below to donate.
Don’t forget to donate for someone
who can’t afford to.

Please email your info to 
Please mention in  your email if you paid under a different name.

Or give your donation or info to Joyce Cisneros or Jenny Dean.

You can always send a check to church or pay cash at church.









Contact via email at:

Philoptochos National Bylaws

Philoptochos Officers (2019/2021):

President:  Jenny Dean
Vice President: Erin Strategos
Secretary:  Sahar Ayoub
Treasurer:  Georgia Drulias
Board Members:
Presbytera Despina Chaffee
Olympia Hackleman
Monica Mejia-Pegg
Diana Thabit
Philoprochos Photo Album
2019 Sts Cosmas and Damianos Service Award Recipient: 
Soula Schoell



Previous Recipients:

Nahla Demestihas

Helen Huntalas

Mary Chicklenis

Bessie Mattly

Virginia Liascos

Zoe Spanos


Mission Statement:

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; and
  • To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
  • To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
  • To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.

Ministries Supported

  • Vasilopita Collection to benefit St Basils Academy for Children in Need
  • Kids-n-Cancer Program
  • Holy Cross Seminary/Hellenic College
  • St Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center
  • Life-Giving Spring Monastery
  • Bishop Anthony Philoptochos Student Endowment Fund (BASAEF)
  • Parishioners who are Home-Bound
  • Bakersfield Homeless Center
  • Pennies and Prayers Program to Support the Commission for Orthodox Missions and Evangelism (COME)
  • Women’s Health and Wellness Program
Plus many, many more programs….