Philoptochos Mission Statement
To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widow, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of the impoverished persons and offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
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, disciplines, divine worship, usages and customs; To promote the participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The Philoptochos Society of Sts. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, Georgia embodies the principles of a Christian ministry while offering support, assistance and encouragement to all in need.
Ann Costakis Hayes