Events to assist the homeless

Greek fashion folk and local celebrities are showing their good hearts this week with two parallel events in aid of the capital’s homeless. Greek designers are once again joining forces in a fashion bazaar today and tomorrow, while politicians, singers, athletes, actors and artists are participating in a charity auction tomorrow. Both events will benefit the homeless shelter of the City of Athens. The Hellenic Fashion Designers Association (HFD) is organizing its third charity bazaar to date. In collaboration with Athens Fashion Productions and free press Athens Voice acting as communication sponsor, a large group of HFD members will offer a selection of garments and accessories at considerable discount (in some cases up to 50 percent off original prices). Taking part in the third Athens Collections Bazaar are the following designers and fashion houses: Andria, Daphne Valente, Christos Costarellos, Chara Lebessi, Christos Maillis, Dimitris Dassios, Erifilli, Katerinalexandraki, Kathy Heyndels, Atelier Loukia, Maria Mastori, Filep Motwary, Smaragdi, Konstantinos, Vassilis Zoulias – Old Athens, Katerina Karousou, Frida Karadima, Orsalia Parthenis, Miro, Veloudakis and Celia Dragounis. Meanwhile, the charity auction will reach its peak at T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant in Kefalari tomorrow. The final part of the auction, already under way online on and, will take place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. With free press Lifo and Village 88.3 radio as communication sponsors, the auction has gathered a variety of items. So far, donations include a pair of cufflinks from PASOK MP Nassos Alevras; a work by artist Alekos Fasianos; a photograph of Arsenal FC signed by the team’s players; a tracksuit worn at the Sydney Olympics by tae kwon do gold medalist Michalis Mouroutsos and a CD signed by Italian vocalist Zucchero. The homeless shelter of the City of Athens provides care, temporary accommodation and food as well medical and psychological support to more than 1,100 homeless people daily. Bacaro, 1 Sophocleous, opposite the Athens Exchange. Today and tomorrow from noon to 8 p.m. T.G.I.Friday’s, Kefalari Square.

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