The Philoptochos is a nationwide women’s organization whose mission is to promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach, to preserve the sanctity of life and family and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions.
The local chapter has a rich tradition of helping local charities and has supposed such organizations as the Institute of Human Services, Kapiolani Hospital, Lunalilo Home and Meals on Wheels, to name just a few.
For more information please contact Anita Akel the President of the Hawaii Chapter or call the office at (808)521-7220.
Aloha Chapter Ladies Philoptochos Society
Membership for 2017
In 2015, The Aloha Chapter of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society contributed nearly $23,000 to local and national charities as well as to our own parish community.
We support local charities such as:
- The Institute of Human Services
- River of Life Mission
- Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
- The Leeward Oahu Abused Women’s Shelter
- Good Neighbor Fund
- Windward Abuse Shelter
- Ronald McDonald House Charities in Hawaii
We support charities through our Metropolis and National Philoptochos organizations such as:
- Autism Fund * Scholarships
- Orthodox Christian Missions *Kid'N Cancer
- Women’s Health Initiatives *UNICEF
- St. Nicholas Ranch * Emergency Aid
- Social Service needs * Cancer support
In our own Parish, we support our:
- Church Choir * Oratorical Contest
- Nisiotes Dance Group * Sunday School
- Scholarships to St Nicholas Ranch Camp
- Parishioners in need-Compassionate Care
We also sponsor our fellowship coffee hour after church services and many special church luncheons and events. Our ladies are the heart of our church community.
On Make a Difference Day. Philoptochos and the Sunday School children partnered to donate welcome bag items for the families and to write "Get Well" cards to the children.
For each Aloha Chapter member, we give $15 per person to the National Philoptochos and $15 per member to our Metropolis level. We would appreciate your donation of at least $30.00 to assist in covering our membership obligations to National and Metropolis. Any additional contribution would remain in Hawaii to help support our local needs.
Please either give your membership donation to any of our Philoptochos Board members or send to:
Aloha Chapter, Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society
Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral
930 Lunalilo St.
Honolulu, Hi 96822
Also, please update us at to address, phone or e-mail changes.
We are proud of our heritage as a small group of women with big hearts and hands.
Please offer your service and commitment for 2016.
Philoptochos Holiday Food & Bake Sale!
- Planning a Holiday party and too busy to cook?
- Why not order delicious Greek food & pastries!
- Supplies are limited so click on the form below and order today!
Order your holiday food & baked goods today!
2018 Making Stride - Philoptochos Fundraiser
Mahalo for participating with our Philoptochos Society - Aloha Chapter Team Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk!
You can still participate by making a donation and help our reach our fundraising goal.
Visit our team fundraising page, using the links below.
Join Us to “Tackle Poverty” with the Polamalu Family
FOCUS North America is a pan-Orthodox charity that unites Orthodox Christian with the common goal to tackle poverty and hunger in the North America. FOCUS means Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve.
All Men Are Images of God
“The most powerful icon that all of us have and that we see every single day is the icon that is a human person. We have been made as an icon or image of God. So one of the key things that we have found is that it is very important that we begin to relate the way that we are treating people is the way we are relating to and treating God. Because the fact that when we venerate an icon, we show that icon respect that it passes to who is represented there. We kiss an icon of the Lord Jesus Christ then it passes to Christ. Also if we show respect to that human person that is in front of us, that also passes to the Lord as well. So how are we treating people? We see this all throughout the scriptures. In as much as you have done it to the least of these you have done it to Me.” FOCUS YouTube video
“At the very heart of it is the treatment strategy that the Lord Himself undertook to save us. He went from His home in heaven, to our streets for the sake of our salvation, that he might bring us to His heavenly home. So it is we in the Church are nourish here, we are fed here, we are healed here ourselves. We must go forth here in the similitude in what the Lord Himself did to bring our neighbors to this place.” Fr. Jon-Stephen Hedges
Please watch these videos and join us in supporting this cause.
FOCUS North America - All Men Are Icons
FOCUS North America Introduction
Join Us! It’s easy…..
- Log onto www.tacklepoverty.com (before you donate, you can watch videos and read about Tackle Poverty)
- Click on “Donate Now”
- When you see: Would you like this donation to be credited to someone's fundraising page?
- Select: Ladies Philotopchos from the drop down menu.
- Make a donation.
- And smile… you did a great thing…
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