In 1960, during the Philoptochos National Conference in Buffalo, New York, the Sisterhood of Saint Basil Academy (SBA) program was founded to provide dedicated support for the children of the Academy, and it has continued with an unbroken record of assistance to date.
This particular fund provides for the physical needs of the children, which includes clothing, furnishings and essentials for their dormitories. In addition, just like any home, there is regular maintenance that must take place.
Over the years, the Sisterhood Fund has replaced roofs, renovated bathrooms and remodeled dormitories, purchased carpet and bought vans to transport the children.
In 2015, National Philoptochos disbursed $6,390 from the SBA Sisterhood Fund. Ten-year disbursements from 2006-2015 total $404,246.
In this Lenten season, it is important to remember that Philoptochos is devoted to helping those in need. Our Saint Basil family thanks and blesses us as their caretakers. Every chapter is asked to remember the children of the Academy and support the Sisterhood Fund with love and generosity.