Every year our church family works hard to share our Christian faith and Hellenic culture through The Marietta Greek Festival. We have been blessed with widespread community support and our church would like to share our blessings with the surrounding community by sharing from the proceeds of the Greek Festival with charities that impact our local community.
Salvation Army http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/
Since 1890, The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command has had long-term experience in meeting the basic needs of economically-disadvantaged individuals, children, families, veterans and senior citizens. These services include, Financial Emergency Centers, Boys & Girls Clubs, Corps Communities, Worship Centers, shelters, housing, and recovery centers in Atlanta and the surrounding 13 counties.
NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of the international organization, works with the community to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Since 1986, they have built, renovated, and repaired over 479 homes providing safe, decent, affordable homes to well-qualified families in Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding counties. For more information, visit nwmetroatlantahabitat.org
The word Philoptochos translates to “friend of the poor.” The purpose of Philoptochos is simply to help the Church in its ministries. Philoptochos is an organization of women who enjoy the fellowship and spiritual enrichment of working together in Christian philanthropies.
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc.
The duly accredited women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:
- To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to 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, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
- To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.