St. Barbara Ladies Philoptochos Society of
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
Piscataway, New Jersey
Working Together Side by Side Serving God in Philanthropic Ways
Our Mission is to aid the poor, the aged, the destitute, the hungry, the needy and sick through charitable works performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.
2021-2022 Executive Board
President – Despina Fottis
1st Vice President – Annie Sullivan
2nd Vice President- Eleni Parlapanidis
Corresponding Secretary – Evellyn Tsiadis
Recording Secretary – Agnes Atretakis Sagliocco
Treasurer – Evangelia Manolakis
Asst. Treasurer– Koula Athanasopoulos
“Empowered Women Empower Women”.
For further information please contact:
Despina Starakis-Fottis, President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Theokas at email@example.com
Kindly reference Philoptochos in the subject line
National Website: https://www.philoptochos.org/
GENERAL MEETINGS FOR 2021-2022
Thursday, September 23rd at 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 28th at 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 20th at 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 11th at 11 a.m.
Saturday, January 22nd at 11 a.m.
Saturday, February 26th at 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 26th at 11 a.m.
No April Meeting
Thursday, May 5th at 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 23rd at 6 p.m. – End of the Year Appreciation Dinner
No July Meeting
No August Meeting
Social Services Assistance
If you know of anyone who has been experiencing a hardship and is in need of assistance please reach out to Father Nektarios. Protecting an individual’s identity and situation is critical to our organization. All inquiries, requests for information and other communications concerning these individuals shall remain private and confidential.
Since Philoptochos is accountable to its members and donors, we follow procedures to determine if and how we can help most effectively. These procedures apply to all levels of Philoptochos (National, Metropolis and Individual Chapters). Individuals seeking assistance must complete and sign an Application for Assistance prior to any aid being provided. This application is for our recordkeeping and subject to confidentiality obligations.
Important references and application forms:
1) Recommended steps for Philoptochos Chapters & Metropolises when providing social services Click here
2) Guide to finding local resources, programs and services Click here
3) Application for social services assistance (fillable form) Click here
4) Applicant consent to release information (fillable form) Click here
Come Join Us
St. Barbara Ladies Philoptochos welcomes new members to join us in continuing the tradition of helping those in need. No one is too old or too young. Be a part of a special group of dynamic women whose drive, dedication and heart help those who need it most. We are looking for women of all ages who are committed, enthusiastic and have a passion for helping those in need. If you are self-motivated, excited to be an active participant in our Chapter, and are devoted to carry on our mission of philanthropy, bringing people together and spreading the love of our Orthodox faith, then we are looking for you.
Please come join us at our next meeting to see what we are all about.
The funds we raise and the work we do supports worthy ministries on local, national, and global levels.
As a Chapter, our projects include Homeless Cooking, St. Michael’s Home visit, Saint Basil Academy, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), National Philoptochos Social Services, directed funds for Cancer & Major Illnesses, Autism, Emergencies, Retired Clergy and Hellenic College/Holy Cross. We contribute funds to assist those in need during natural disasters, in times of crisis in our own community and events around the world. This charitable work is always done with discretion and kindness for the Glory of God and the betterment of all human beings.
Your stewardship is a critical element of our fundraising efforts. During the year, your personal participation level in the various activities organized by our Chapter is at your discretion according to your time and talents.
“We could overcome with the greater good ”
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR YOUR PHILOPTOCHOS STEWARDSHIP.
Click on this link to download the stewardship form
There is no set amount for Stewardship but we suggest a minimum of $40.
We humbly accept donations to honor a loved one or to mark a special occasion. Thank you!