Saint Helen Philoptochos ‘Harvest of Hope’ to benefit Feeding San Diego, other charities


There will be fun and surprises, entertainment, shopping, and a drawing to win $1,000, $500, and $250 cash at Saint Helen Philoptochos’ virtual fundraiser “Harvest of Hope” on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

The goal is to harvest bountiful funds to make significant contributions to Feeding San Diego, an organization that provides food to those facing hunger, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, and many local, national, and international Philoptochos charities for those in need. A National Philoptochos COVID-19 Emergency Fund was created to provide financial support for rent, mortgage, health, and food costs. Donations have been allocated for those affected by the fires in the western United States.

There are several ways for all to participate: Join the list of sponsors with your donation, shop the Harvest Boutique filled with gift baskets and more priced for great value, purchase tickets for the opportunity drawing to win cash prizes, and reserve a Welcome Wine Basket delivered to your door to enjoy during the event (San Diego County delivery only, must be 21 years old).

The Harvest Boutique will be open Nov. 11-14 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. for purchases by PayPal at Sponsor donations, opportunity drawing tickets ($10 each or 6 for $50), and Welcome Wine Basket orders ($50 each) must be received by Nov. 1. Email or visit the website for details. Attend the event via Zoom, https://goarch.ZOOM.US, ID: 991 9793 9201, Password: 819879.

Saint Helen Philoptochos, a local chapter of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, is the philanthropic ministry of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. They recently celebrated 41 years of “Philanthropy, Fellowship and Faith in Action.” Philoptochos means friends of the poor and needy. Its mission is to help the poor, the imprisoned, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, and victims of disaster locally, nationally, and internationally.

This local chapter is part of the National Ladies Philoptochos Society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, founded in 1931. It is comprised of over 400 chapters with more than 26,000 members. It is one of the largest Christian women’s organizations in the nation.

For additional information, contact Connie Fellios, president of Saint Helen Philoptochos, or visit the website: