Established in 1993, the Philanthropic Society of the Orthodox Church is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) registered by the government of West Bengal.

Our purpose is to help individuals and families facing poverty and destitution in and around the city of Kolkata (Calcutta), regardless of tradition or personal creed. We work to improve the lives of those shunned by society: those who are orphaned, widowed, handicapped, homeless, sick, and poor within our immediate community. Working together with our international supporters and local staff, we administer services on a needs basis, approaching each of our projects with an eye towards sustainability.