The Handmaidens began in 2006. It is open to all girls from ages eight to eighteen. This organization is much like a junior Philoptochos whose main goals are to promote community service and philanthropic projects. The girls send cards to shut-ins and veterans, and collect funds and toys for various charities such as SOS Children’s villages and the Treasure Chest Foundation. This organization is not only a fun way to get involved in community service activities, but is also an experience to learn more about the Orthodox Church and Greek traditions. The mission of this group is to teach our girls the importance of helping and giving to those in need in an Orthodox setting. Much is to be expected from the Handmaidens in the future.