Philoptochos is 27,000 strong nationwide. 

Philoptochos is the largest women’s Christian charitable organization in the United States.

Philoptochos is one woman asking another woman to help.

Philoptochos is YOU and ME making a real difference in people’s lives!



The St. Andrew’s Women’s Philoptochos  Society (SAWPS) was founded in 1928 and still remains active in carrying out its mission to help those in need within and outside of our St. Andrew church community.

For a list of St. Andrew’s Philoptochos outreach & beneficiaries, click here.

Please consider joining Philoptochos or renewing your stewardship to see how you can make a difference!

Click HERE to print a mail in Stewardship Form.

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2021-2023 SAWPS Officers

PresidentHellena Chrones
Vice PresidentPaula Bork
Recording SecretaryMaria Kotsinis
Corresponding SecretaryEugenia Brelias
TreasurerTia Manolakas
Assistant TreasurerTerri Mikuzis
AdvisorFotine Bloom

2021-2023 Board Members 

Anastasia KafkesKathy Siavelis
Vonnie KarafotiasAlexandra White

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 National Philoptochos Mission Statement

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the duly accredited international women’s philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  It has offered 90 years of philanthropy through a multitude of programs that make a difference in the lives of people.  The mission of the Society and all its chapters is:

  • To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, those with disabilities and the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; 
  • To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
  • To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
  • To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.