Annunciation Ladies Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) Society
This is an organization of Orthodox Christian women at the Annunciation dedicated to witnessing Christ by helping the parish, people, as well as groups in need. The Philoptochos works to aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the handicapped, and the victims of disasters through fundraising efforts.
This ministry also works to promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the parish, preserve and perpetuate the Orthodox Christian Family, as well as support and promote the Orthodox Faith. Much of the philanthropic and benevolent work associated with the parish falls under the umbrella of our Philoptochos chapter. The local chapter of the Philoptochos is part of the National Philoptochos Society which is one of the largest Christian associations of women in the United States today.