The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that has offered eighty years of helping those in need and supporting organizations and programs that do the same. Philoptochos makes a difference in the lives of people in greater Chicago, the United States and throughout the world. The National Society was established in November 1931, by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, who was then serving as Archbishop of North and South America. Our local parish chapter has been working since the founding of our community in the early 1960s. Our women engage in a multitude of fundraising and educational programs to accomplish the mission of Philoptochos.

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St. Basil’s Philanthropy Ministry

On behalf of the Parish, the Philanthropy Ministry partners with local charitable organizations, including Vitalant Blood Banks, Habitat for Humanity, Glenview Youth Services, Interfaith Action of Evanston, and many more to follow the Way from Matthew 25:35.

…For I was hungry and you gave Me food
…I was thirsty and you gave Me drink
…I was a stranger and you took Me in
…I was naked and you clothed Me
…I was in prison and you came to Me

For more information, contact the Philanthropy Ministry at

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