To the Reverend Clergy, Parish Councils, Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and the entire Greek Orthodox Family Of the Holy God-Preserved Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Beloved children in Christ,
On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the Metropolis of Pittsburgh Philoptochos will be hosting the National Philoptochos' Children's Medical Fund Luncheon at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel. This fund gives hundreds of thousands of dollars to hospitals and medical institutions and initiatives to benefit children. This is the Philoptochos' largest event besides their national convention, and this will be the first time that the Pittsburgh Metropolis has ever hosted it.
Putting on an event of this magnitude requires much assistance, and I am calling on you to help. When Metropolis Philoptochos President Rosemary Nikas and her committee reach out to you, your parishioners, and your friends for assistance, please whole-heartedly give of your time, talent, and treasure. Every bit that you can do for this fundraiser will ensure that there are more funds to donate to the various groups that seek to heal our children. The Metropolis that hosts the luncheon is given preference when its chapters seek monies for their local causes, so much of the proceeds of this event will remain right here in the Metropolis of Pittsburgh. I urge you to support and expect you to attend this momentous event.
For more information on the fund and the many people it assists, you can visit the link included at the bottom of this letter, or contact your parish's Philoptochos leadership. I pray that the Lord provides for you in abundance, so that you may share His gifts abundantly with those who are in need.
With Archpastoral blessings and love in the Lord,
Metropolitan of Pittsburgh
Visit http://www.philoptochos.org/outreach/cmfsection/ for more information.