Philoptochos Commitments

Commitments of the National and Denver Metropolis Philoptochos.

JANUARY

Vasilopita
Proceeds benefit Saint Basil Academy
Amount:
All proceeds of Vasilopita Event
Social Services
Cancer Other Major Illnesses Fund
Provides outreach, support and financial
assistance to those in need
Social Services:$350
Cancer Other Major Illnesses Fund
Suggested Amount:$250
Stewardship
Amount:$15 per Member
Religious Education
Provides funds for the Religious Education Director and assist with funding for religious education, Sunday Schools, and the Metropolis Oratorical Festival.

APRIL

Sisterhood of Saint Basil Academy
Provides for the physical needs of the children of Saint Basil Academy as well as graduation costs, awards and gifts
Amount:Determined by Chapter
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
Provides food, shelter and economic self-sufficiency to those in need
Paschal Appeal
Provides funds to help the Metropolis Philoptochos operate.
Social Services
Provides funds for assistance when a local chapter does not have enough funds to cover those applying.

JULY

 

OCTOBER

National Philoptochos Emergency Fund
Enables Philoptochos to respond immediately to national or international disasters
Amount: Determined by Chapter
Denver Metropolis Youth Endowment Fund
A fund set up to provide programs for religious retreats, summer camps, and other activities in the Metropolis.

FEBRURAY

Autism Assistance Fund

Heightens awarness of Autism with assistance and support

Amount:
Determined by Chapter
Saint Photios Shrine
Provides assistance to preserve the Saint Photios National Shrine
Amount:
Determined by Chapter
Bishop Anthimos Scholarship Fund
Provides funds for all male and female candidates from the Metropolis who desire to pursue spiritual education at Holy Cross School of Theology.

MAY

75th Anniversary Founders Fund Provides assistance to Greek Orthodox older adults and their families, continuing care facilities and special projects
Amount: Determined by Chapter
Saint John the Baptist Women’s Monastery
Provides funds to help with the day to day operations of the monastery, and for assistance when needed.

AUGUST

NOVEMBER

Missions
Provides funds to assist mission parishes, fund mission trips, and provides help to Prison Ministry.

MARCH

Orthodox Christian Mission Center(OCMC)
Provides financial support to mission teams
Support A Mission Priest(OCMC/SAMP)
Provides financial support to missionary priests
Amount:Determined by Chapter
Hellenic College Holy Cross Lenten Event Veneration of the Holy Cross
Proceeds provide for Hellenic College Holy Cross operational expenses
Amount:Proceeds of Lenten Meal
Youth Ministries
Provides funds for the Metropolis Youth Director for travel, financial assistance with establishing programs, and activities for the youth in the Metropolis.

JUNE

Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)
Provides Orthodox Christian support to college students on campuses in the US
Amount: Determined by Chapter

SEPTEMBER

Hellenic College Holy Cross Scholarship Fund: Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Provides tutition scholarships to worthy students
Amount: Determined by Chapter
Retired Clergy and Widowed Presvyteres Benevolent Fund (RCA)
Provides financial support to retired clergy and widowed presvyteres
Amount: Determined by Chapter
Religious Education
Provides funds for the Religious Education Director and assists with funding for religious education, Sunday Schools, and the Metropolis Oratorical Festival.

DECEMBER

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Benefits the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
Amount:
Determined by Chapter
General Medical Fund
Provides financial recources for individuals in need of assistance not specifically covered by other restricted National Funds or Programs
Amount:
Determined by Chapter

Friends of the Poor

“Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.'”(Matthew 25:34-40 RSV)