The Philoptochos "Patris" Society (Patris) meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the HCC at 7:00PM.
Patris is one of 450 chapters in the United States that annually donate to local, national, and international charities. Below is a list of the charities that Patris supports:
- We have adopted a room at Philoxenia House and visited the house in June with the GOYA. We donated linens, towels, and books for the room we adopted, as well as our $300 as our annual Metropolis commitment.
- We helped sponsor a child to go to the Metropolis Camp, as well a $100 annual Metropolis Camp commitment.
- Patris members, along with other church members, prepare and serve at the Dwelling House once a month.
- We have a Christmas drive that buys Christmas gifts for needy families in Woburn, as well as make a donation to the Woburn Council of Concern Food Pantry.
- We support Operation Homecoming, which is a mission to assist homeless veterans in transitioning to independent living.
Our national commitments from September to December:
HCHC Scholarship Fund, Retired Clergy & Widowed Presbyteres National Philoptochos Emergency Fund, Charities for the Ecumenical Patriarchate, National Sisterhood of Presbyteres Benevolent Fund, and UNICEF.