2017 METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO PHILOPTOCHOS QUILT-A-THON
GREEK ORTHODOX WOMEN FROM THROUGHOUT THE GREATER CHICAGO AREA GATHER TO MAKE OVER 200 QUILTS FOR AREA HOSPITALS AND SHELTERS
PALOS HILLS, IL: The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos Society held their annual Quilt-a-thon on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Ss Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills. This was the 16th year for this outstanding act of charity.
As in previous years, the objective was to make over 200 quilts which will then be distributed to various Hospitals and Institutions such as Children's Memorial, Comers, La Rabida, Hope, Crisis Center, Philoxenia House and more, to be given to children with life threatening diseases and to seriously ill children.
Six years ago, Metropolis of Chicago Chancellor Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos named and dedicated this annual event the "Maria Pazoles Memorial Quilt-a-thon", recognizing Maria's indelible efforts and contributions to this most heart warming and worthwhile project.
The project has been supported in part from our Metropolis and mostly from donations and sponsors of the quilts. Although it is a year long project implemented by the diligent efforts of the Quilt-a-thon Committee, many of the quilts are finished on Quilt-a-thon day by Philoptochos Ladies from throughout the Greater Chicago Area. In addition to the over two hundred quilts expected to be made, one hundred fleeces and one hundred neck roll pillows are also expected to be finished.