Upcoming Fundraising Events:
2013 Savannah International Food & Wine Tasting
Join us September 7, 3-6 pm at the Hellenic Center on Anderson St.
The BEST deal in town!!!
12 restaurants, over 50 wines and signature dishes from many Savannah area restaurants for only $30 advance/$35 at the door.
The Savannah Food & Wine Tasting benefits our charities and scholarship fund. Several of Savannah’s best restaurants serve signature dishes that are complemented by wines from around the world.
45 Bistro, Basil’s - Crystal Beer Parlor - Edible Arrangements - Leoci’s Trattoria, Mediterranean Tavern - Olympia Cafe - Papa’s Bar B Que - River House - Taste of India - Toucan Café - Vic’s on the River
Following a highly successful silent auction last year, we will hold our second SILENT AUCTION on September 7 from 3 to 5 pm also at the Hellenic Center featuring unique merchandise donated from businesses and individuals.
Proceeds from the SILENT AUCTION go to benefit the charities of St. Barbara’s Philoptochos Society Chapter 5019. Download the flyer HERE
Fall Tag Sale – November 2, 2013
We are now accepting general merchandise, such as, office supplies, tools of all kinds, glassware, teaching supplies, language courses, reference material, linens, bedspreads, area rugs, pillows, reading glasses, sunglasses, collectables of all types, furniture, garden supplies, garden art, ladders, stools, rockers, bedroom groups…. And more!
Call Susan Horner (912-257-0866) or Kay Litchfield (912-665-1279) for questions and to make arrangements for pickup.
We are pleased to announce that the annual St. Barbara’s Philotochos Volunteerism Award was given to graduating senior, Roz Goodson, who also received the St. Nektarios Scholarship! She will be attending Wesleyan College on a music scholarship in the fall.
Supported Charities this year
This year our local charities included Hospice of Savannah, Ronald McDonald House, Savannah Second Harvest, Union Mission, and Backus Children’s Hospital while our national ministry included the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, The Hellenic College, Sisterhood of St. Basil Academy, The International Orthodox Christian Charities, the 75th Anniversary Founders Fund, and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship. Additional support is given at the diocesan level in support of clergy education, youth/camp, and the Agape Fund of Atlanta
Philoptochos will host a Memorial Coffee Hour for church members – please notify Mercie Polites @ 232-6001, Betsy Varlagas @ 897-9708, Gabrielle Franklin@850-819-1271, or Peggy Pittas @ 912-376-6193
We also reach out to those in our community who are in special need.
We invite all ladies of the Eastern Orthodox faith over 18 yrs. of age and in good standing to join. We have associate memberships for non-Orthodox ladies. A larger membership willing to help in our many worthy causes makes our association stronger!
For Membership renewals and new memberships, please contact Kay Litchfield @ 912-665-4279
St. Barbara’s Philoptochos Society Chapter 5019
Philoptochos is the largest organization of Greek Orthodox women that supports many charities while spiritually enriching its members through their participation in its philanthropic work. Established in 1931 by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, we can proudly state that Philoptochos is the second largest women’s philanthropic organization in the United States in terms of money donated to charitable causes. It is second only to the Sisterhood of Hadassah, the Jewish women’s charitable group. Philoptochos functions at the local, diocesan, national, and international levels and is open to all women over 18 years old who are of the Greek (Eastern) Orthodox faith.