St. Demetrios Philoptochos Society

Love and Service to Church and Community

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is an organization unique to the Greek Orthodox Church.  It is the largest women’s organization in the United States and the second largest philanthropic organization in the world.  Each Greek Orthodox Church has a Philoptochos chapter that contributes to charities and responds to disasters on local, national and even international levels.  For over 45 years our St. Demetrios Philoptochos has been able to assist the poor, victims of disease and disasters, and other charitable organizations because of the women who support us by becoming members.  Please contact us for additional information.

Saint Demetrios Philoptochos Society Is Proud To Support These Projects

Autism Assistance Fund
American Heart Association Go Red For Women
Cancer Resource Center, Munster
City of Hammond Fire Safety for Children
Community Hospital Children’s Ward
Greater Hammond Community Services
Ecumenical Patriarchate Charities Fund
Hellenic Fire Relief Fund
Hardship Support for Local Families
Haven House Battered Women’s Shelter
Hellenic College/Holy Cross Seminary Scholarships
Hellenic College/Holy Cross Seminary Building Fund
Hospice of the Calumet Area
Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund
Lake County Cancer Society
Mended Hearts, Inc.
Metropolis of Chicago Junior Olympics
Metropolis of Chicago Oratorical Festival
Metropolis of Chicago Philanthropy Fund (Aid to the Poor)
National Philoptochos Children’s Cancer Fund
National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund
Nursing Home Visitations
Orthodox Christian Fellowship College Newsletter
Orthodox Christian Mission Center
Retired Clergy Benevolent Fund
Saint Basil’s Academy
Saint Demetrios Church School
Saint Demetrios Future Fund
Saint Demetrios Poor Box – Monetary Aid to Needy Families
Saint Demetrios Summer Vacation Bible School
Saint Joseph’s Soup Kitchen, Hammond
Saint Margaret McCauley Clinic for the Poor
St. Photios Shrine
Support a Mission Priest Program
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund