Saint John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church

Philanthropy & Charitable Giving

The Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

The mission of Philoptochos is:

  1. To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, displaced victims of disasters, to help with the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
If you wish to become a participant in the ministry of Philoptochos, or you wish to request assistance from Philoptochos, please contact them through this email:

Recent Beneficiaries of Philoptochos​

Assisted with clothing for displaced family after house-fire

Displaced family

Donated to our local Anchorage Children’s Home

Anchorage Children’s Home

Donated to our Local Panama City Rescue Mission – For Women and Children

Backpack Blessings – fill bags of food weekly for hungry kids at Local Elementary School

Donated to Sleep in Heavenly Peace (building beds for kids that otherwise would sleep on the floor)

Donated to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital

St Jude’s

Paper bags for Christmas to fill with canned food donations

Paper bags

Collected clothes for “Save the Closet”

Donated Aid to Ukrainian Invasion Fundraiser for IOCC

Donated to Saint Michael’s Orthodox Assisted Living Home

Donated to Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (local)