The Ladies' Philoptochos (friends of the poor) 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 our Orthodox Faith.

Mission statement of Philoptochos:


Archdiocesan charities:


Metropolitan charities:


Local Charities

Abused Women’s Shelter- Leeward Oahu
PACT (Hale Ola)
Aloha Youth Choir
Ho’ola Na Puna
Institute of Human Services
Kapiolani Hospital Transportation Fund
Helping Hands Hawaii
Lanikila Meals on Wheels
Nisiotes Dance Group
Orthodox Youth Mission
Orthodox Youth Camp
River of Life Mission
SSC&H Sunday School
Philoptochos Board
President - Anita Higashi
Vice-President - Eres Eddy
Recording Secretary - Alice Malick
Correspondence Secretary - Valentina Yaroyaya
Treasurer - Rhoda Banasihan
Advisor - Anita Akel Souleau
Board Member - Alma Chu
Board Member - Harriet Medes
Our Philoptochos members support these charities through many fundraising efforts, from sponsoring events, church coffee hours, bake sales, rummage sales, membership drives and through donations. Due to Covid-19 this year most of our means of raising funds have been put on hold. We would be grateful to receive donations by mail.


Please make your check out to:
The Philoptochos Society
and send it to:
Aloha Chapter, Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society
Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral
930 Lunalilo Street
Honolulu, HI  96822
(Donations are tax deductible)
Taxpayer ID No.:  99-6009445