2022 Holiday Bake Sale

St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church - Ladies Philoptochos Society is holding their Annual Holiday Bake Sale. Enjoy the following Greek pastries for the Holidays - Baklava, Kourambiethes, Koulourakia, Melomakarona and a new item - Tsoureki (holiday sweet bread).

Can’t decide what to order … how about a Sample Box which includes each pastry in a decorated container. This is perfect for a holiday or hostess gift.

Throughout the year Ladies Philoptochos Society have fundraisers to give back to local charities. With your order and support, we can help those in need.

Below is the link to the order form for your convenience. Please send your order with payment to St. George Greek Orthodox Church at 1110 35th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50311. Orders must be received by November 27th. Orders will be available for pick up on December 10th from 10 am to noon at St. George.

If there’s any questions about the pastries or orders, please email Catherine Madcharo at or call St. George at (515) 277-0780.
Thank you for helping Ladies Philoptochos Society help others.


Click Here to download and print the 2022 Bake Sale Order Form!


Our Mission

To promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach; to preserve the sanctity of life and family; and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions.

9 Decades of Service to Humanity

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the separately incorporated philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the only women’s organization recognized in the Uniform Parish Regulations, and a non-governmental organization registered with the United Nations. Our purpose is reflected in our Mission Statement.

The endeavors of the Society are a genuine expression of philanthropia, reflecting an enormous manifestation of love. This agape is evident not only in the millions of dollars of charity disbursed annually to our ministries, commitments, and special projects but also in the multitude of meaningful programs and activities, which have been undertaken over nearly 90 years.

St. James in his Epistle, Chapter 1, Verse 22, exhorts all Christians to be, “Doers of the Word.” Members of Philoptochos are indeed doers, and their accomplishments can be found in the annals of more than 400 Philoptochos chapters across the United States.

Any questions please reach out to Presbytera Efi or Julie Hyland.



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